Public Input and Upcoming Meetings
Carolina Pines PublicInput Project Page
Public artist Gabriel Eng-Goetz is gathering inspiration and learning about the Carolina Pines Avenue community. Visit the PublicInput project page to view community comments, find out about upcoming stakeholder meetings, and to share input and stories about the neighborhood. Virtual community meetings held using Zoom, a free video-conferencing software.
The Carolina Pines Avenue Public Art Project is funded by the 2017 Transportation Bond. Capital Improvement Projects that meet the Percent for Art Ordinance standards, such as this one, are eligible to use 1% of construction funding for Public Art. Inclusion of aesthetics and artwork is an investment in our communities, with a focus on community identity and equity in quality of life. Communities gain cultural, social, and economic value through public art.
The project is located between Lake Wheeler Road and S. Saunders Street. The corridor includes a lake and well used public park as well as a residential neighborhood. The goal of the streetscape project is to improve mobility and connectivity for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic while enhancing safety throughout the corridor. The proposed improvements include curb and gutter, with a sidewalk on one side and a multi-use path on the opposite side. Traffic calming measures, street lights, landscaping, and a boardwalk over the lake are also proposed.
This project will include stand-alone or integrated public art, which may include stand-alone sculpture, artwork sited at stormwater catchment site(s), and/or artwork integrated into pedestrian paving, lighting, benches/bike racks or other site elements. The artist will work closely with the design team, project stakeholders, and neighborhood groups to ensure a successful outcome.
This project is part of the Percent for Art program and is a part of the Carolina Pines Avenue Street Improvement Project.
Gabriel Eng-Goetz is an artist and designer based in Durham, North Carolina. His work explores the cultural history of identity, including his own as a Chinese American born and raised in the South, and our connection to the natural world. Outside of showing his own artwork, Eng-Goetz works with the local arts community to showcase and uplift the area's vibrant art scene by curating and hosting events and working as a youth mentor.
Learn more about Gabriel Eng-Goetz