Duke Energy: A Brighter Future For Lockwood Neighborhood

A Brighter Future for Lockwood Neighborhood

(Excerpt From Duke Energy Illumination)


A fragile neighborhood near uptown Charlotte is coming back to life, thanks to a community leader who sees brighter days ahead, literally.

Christopher Dennis and the Lockwood neighborhood have come a long way in the 11 years since he moved there and found a community whose 1,600 residents had grown discouraged by crime and decline. He recalled meeting an elderly woman who had bolted shut her windows out of fear.

He asked himself, “Are you going to sit back and do nothing?”

He answered his own question: “I wasn’t afraid of the issues I saw.”