New airport overlook planned


A new Charlotte airport overlook is planned on Marshall Drive just west of the current overlook location. The new location will have many new features, including: 

  • Views of Runway 18C/36C and future fourth parallel runway
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Paved parking for 145 vehicles
  • LED lighting in parking lot and pedestrian areas
  • Shaded areas featuring trees and sails
  • Restrooms with baby changing stations
  • Pet relief areas
  • Bicycle rack
  • Two age-specific playgrounds
  • Expanded food truck staging area with 10 covered picnic tables
  • Bus staging area
  • Static aircraft display
  • Exhibits featuring Carolinas aviation history

The new Overlook will also include a dedicated memorial for USAir Flight 1016. This is all pending Charlotte City Council approval.If approved, the new overlook should be in place by spring or early summer 2024.