Neighborhood Development Community of Practice

Map 1: UCITY Family Zone Property Crime Heat Map-2021

This heatmap signifies the densest regions of property crime in the UCITY Family Zone area. Data was sourced from 2021 community-level secondary data and compiled for analysis and presentation by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the UNC-Charlotte Urban Institute. UCITY Family Zone areas with the highest concentration of property crime include:

  • N. Tryon St. and Junker intersection

  • N. Tryon St. and Neal Drive intersection

  • W. Sugar Creek Rd. and Equipment Dr. (off of Tom Hunter Rd.) intersection

Map 2: UCITY Family Zone Violent Crime Heat Map-2021

This heatmap illustrates the densest regions of violent crime occurrences in the UCITY Family Zone area. Data was sourced from 2021 community-level secondary data and compiled for analysis and presentation by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the UNC-Charlotte Urban Institute. UCITY Family Zone areas with the highest concentration of violent crime include:

  • N. Tryon St., Neal Dr., and Tom Hunter Rd.

  • W. Sugar Creek Rd. and Equipment Dr. (off of Tom Hunter Rd.) intersection

  • Springview Rd. and Glory St. intersection

Map 3: UCITY Family Zone Grocery Stores and Local Markets Map-2021

This map depicts the geographic locations of grocery stores and markets in the UCITY Family Zone region (17.5 sq. miles) and diverse residents' accessibility to them. This information relates to the UCITY Family Zone's collective goals to address the social determinants of health in ways that contribute to long-term and measurable improvements in the population's health and well-being. As sustainable access to healthy food contributes to community-level food insecurity, it is essential to address environmental structures that influence residents' food access. The first step in this process is to identify the current grocery store and market landscape in the UCITY Family Zone (as we have done in this map). This action is fundamental to the UCITY Family Zone's ability to make informed decisions regarding current and future community-based solutions for improving food access.