STEELE CREEK NEWS
Two Rezoning Petitions
Submitted for Arrowood Road at Sandy Porter Road
(November 11, 2005)
Two rezoning petitions have been submitted for land at the corner of
West Arrowood Road and Sandy Porter Road. Both corners
currently are zoned residential (R-3) and developers are requesting
changes to allow development of office and retail centers. Both
plans call for a 100 foot woodland landscaping strip with walking
trails along Sandy Porter Road to buffer the area from adjacent
Paul Herndon has
requested rezoning of approximately 18.7 acres on the southeast
corner of the intersection. (See
Petition 2006-005.) The western portion of this parcel,
located on the corner of Arrowood Road and Sandy Porter Road)
currently is zoned R-3. The remaining portion (located along
Whitehall Park Drive) currently is zoned B-1 and O-2,
requests B-1(CD) in the northern portion. One building currently is
located in this area. The only current tenants is Quiznos Subs, but
a Thai restaurant is "Opening Soon."
According to the
conditions in the rezoning petition, the following will not be
allowed: restaurants with a drive through windows, convenience
stores, and car washes. Retail buildings on the northern end of the
property will be one story. Office buildings on the southern end of
the property adjacent to Sandy Porter Road may be as tall as three
Partners has requested rezoning of approximately 8.3 acres on the
northeast corner of the intersection. (See Petition
currently is zoned R-3. Merrifield plans to develop this parcel
together with an adjacent parcel to the east that already is zoned
Plans for the
eastern portion, which is adjacent to the I-485 interchange, call
for a sit-down restaurant at the corner with a convenience store
next to it. Behind these will be a 100 to 110 room hotel.
Plans for the
western portion include six one-story buildings with exteriors of
red brick or stucco with red brick accents. The building closest to
the corner likely will be a pharmacy. Drive through uses are limited
to pharmacies and banks.
development includes a driveway opposite Whitehall Park Drive. This
intersection will be redesigned to permit left turns off Arrowood
Road but prohibit left turns onto Arrowood Road. Exit will be by
right turn only from both the north and south. Plans had called for
a traffic light at this intersection but it is too close to the
existing lights at Sandy Porter Road and the I-485 ramp.
The public hearings
for both petitions have been deferred until February 20, 2006.
information on these petitions, contact the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission at 74-336-2205.