Phase 1: Dixonville Cemetery Memorial Walk
The Memorial Walk along Old Concord Road will enhance the front of the Cemetery with wide, patterned sidewalks, landscaping and street trees, framed by broad steps leading in to the grounds between granite monuments engraved with the names of the interred. Project cost: $370,740. Anticipated completion: Summer 2018.
Phase 2: Dixonville Cemetery Interpretive Walk
The Interpretive Walk will connect the Memorial Walk with interpretive stops along a perpendicular path to a high point in the Cemetery where visitors may gather, study and reflect on the history of the Cemetery and the Dixonville neighborhood. Estimated cost: $200,000. Anticipated completion: Summer 2019.
Phase 3: Lincoln School Revitalization
A Lincoln School revitalization plan would transform the long-vacant historic African-American elementary school into useful space, likely senior housing through the NC Housing Coalition’s tax credit housing program. The footbridge to Lincoln School which children used to walk to school each day would be reconstructed as part of the school rehabilitation phase.