County Commissioners Approve Palisades Development
(December 12, 2001) The Mecklenburg County
Commissioners approved zoning changes that will allow the Palisades
Development to proceed in southwest Mecklenburg County.
Planning Commission had unanimously rejected the project a week
earlier, but developers made last-minute changes that satisfied
many concerns about water quality. The development is in the Lake
Wylie watershed, and opponents believed that grading, tree cutting,
and fertilizer would contribute to significant lake pollution and
situation in coves.
for the 1,500-acre development include 4,145 homes, a golf course,
an equestrian center, offices, and stores. It is located just east
of Lake Wylie and south of York Road (NC Highway 49). The primary
developer is Crescent Resources, Duke Energy's land development
subsidiary. Duke Power built Lake Wylie in 1904, and most of the
property along the lake shore was sold long ago. Thus Palisades
has almost no direct access to Lake Wylie.
phases of the development will center on the southern section where
the golf course, equestrian center, and most detached homes will
be located. later phases include a commercial center and attached
housing in the northern section. Completion of the entire project
is expected in ten years.