Public Facilities 

  1. South Street Steering Committee
  2. Overview/History
  3. Public Workshops

South Street Steering Committee meetings:

January 15, 2019
Presentation ​by Creech and Associates
Meeting Summary

January 29, 2019
Meeting Summary

February 11, 2019
 with recommended committee changes
Meeting Summary

February 27, 2019 Public Input Session
Stewart Gray Presentation
Matt Churchill Presentation
Link to video:

Open Town Hall survey results

March 5, 2019
Meeting Summary

March 26, 2019 Board of Commissioners Meeting

Community Invited to Provide Input on 251 South Street Property:

Open Town Hall Survey and February 27 Public Input Meeting

The Town of Davidson’s South Street Steering Committee invites community members to learn about and provide input on public/community uses for the Davidson School building (former Davidson IB School and former Lake Norman Christian School), located at 251 South Street. The Town of Davidson purchased the property at 251 South Street from the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system in December 2018.
The Davidson School building is intended for use as the new town hall. The building contains three distinct spaces -- classrooms & offices, a large open room (formerly the cafeteria), and a historic auditorium -- each of which can be put to a variety of uses. During Phase I of the steering committee’s work, they seek your input regarding how these spaces can be used in a way that maximizes the building’s value to the community.
How to share your input:

  1. Attend the public input session on Wednesday, February 27

            6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: Walk-through at school building at 251 South Street

            7:00 p.m.: Public meeting at Davidson Town Hall

  • Presentation by Stewart Gray (Davidson resident and Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission Senior Preservation Planner)
  • Update by South Street Steering Committee Chairs Elizabeth Martin and Matt Churchill
  • Q&A period

This meeting will be live streamed and recorded and posted to

 2.  Complete the survey on the Open Town Hall portal:

Residents can join the discussion by logging in with an email address. After receiving an activation email from platform developer Open Gov, citizens can choose whether to give their feedback anonymously or with their full names posted. The survey deadline is Friday, March 1.
If you are unable to attend the public input session or complete the Open Town Hall survey, please email your thoughts
“In addition to space for the governing board, town staff, and parks & recreation programming, the steering committee is working to determine which activities and programs should be located in the building – input from the community is vital,” said South Street Steering Committee Co-Chair Elizabeth Martin. “The gymnasium and the rest of the property will be examined later this year in Phase II.”

From January 8, 2019 Manager's Report:

251 South Street Steering Committee

In December, the town closed on the property at 251 South Street, the site of the former Davidson IB School and gymnasium.  A citizen-led committee will gather public input, plan the community uses in the school building, and develop a master plan for the entire site.  
The members of the South Street Steering Committee were approved by the Davidson Board of Commissioners at their meeting on January 8.  

The members are:

• Commissioners Jane Campbell and Autumn Michael, 

• Co-chairs Matt Churchill and Elizabeth Martin, and 

• John Burgess, Lorraine Degree, Shana Erber, Monica Galloway, John Griffith, David Holthouser, Deborah Keenan, Lisa Koenig, Wynn Mabry, Susan Manning, Shelley Rigger, Marion Sekerak, and Al Sudduth.  Stewart Gray will be an ex-officio member, representing the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission.

Applicants not selected will be eligible to join sub-committees of the steering committee. The charge for the first phase of the committee’s work, beginning in January, is to explore options and gather public input on the potential community uses inside the former IB School building. The committee will present their recommendations to the board of commissioners in March.  During April/May the architect and construction manager will complete conceptual design drawings and develop a pricing package for the building which will be presented to the board of commissioners in May.  In early summer, the committee will begin work on the second phase - to develop a master plan for the entire South Street site.

Independent of the task force, the planning work for the renovation of the existing town hall for the police and fire departments will continue.  The pricing of the renovation also will be presented to the board of commissioners in May to meet the deadline for a 
November GO Bond referendum.
The board of commissioners approved $10,000 in funding for the first phase of steering committee work.