STEELE CREEK NEWS
Planned Unified Development East of Berewick
Could Include a
20, 2021) The owners of an 185 acre tract of land east of Berewick
have submitted a rezoning application to allow development of the site with a mixed-use
community of residential, office, and retail uses anchored by a community based hospital facility
serving the Steele Creek Area. See Petition
The development would consist of five Development Areas
as shown on the map above:
Development Areas A-1 and A-2 - Rezone to O-2(CD) - Up to 320,000
square feet of offices, medical offices, and banks/financial
institutions and a community hospital with up to 150 beds, estimated
at 340,000 square feet.
Development Area B - Rezone to MUDD-O - Up to 104,200 square
feet of office and retail, possibly including eating
establishments and convenience/gasoline sales.
- Development Areas C-1 and C-2 - Rezone to UR-2(CD) - Up to
275 residential dwelling units of all types and/or a senior living
Development Areas D-1 and D-2 - Rezone to O-2(CD) -
Up to 910,000 square feet of offices, medical offices, and
Development Areas E-1 and E-2 - Rezone to UR-2(CD) - Up to 50
single family attached residential dwelling units.
Although the rezoning site plan specifies a 150-bed hospital,
earlier this year
the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation
conditionally approved a new hospital named Novant Health Steele Creek Medical Center with no more than 32 acute care beds and no more than 2
operating rooms. Estimated construction costs are $178
Million, and expected opening is October 2025.
Most of the property is currently zoned R-3, but a small 8.39
in the northwest corner was rezoned in 2019 for offices. That
rezoning will be superseded by the new petition. See
The area south of I-485 near the Steele Creek Road interchange
has been experiencing rapid development:
The Berewick Town Center is mostly developed with retail,
restaurants, and hotels. There is one large tract in the center
remaining to be developed.
- Land for the new
Steele Creek Landing has been cleared and graded.
Plans include a Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden Restaurant,
Hilton Garden Inn, and other retail. (See
Steele Creek Landing. Click on the Read More link for
The Shoppes at Madison Place currently are under construction.
Plans for the retail center include an Outback Steakhouse. Also
under construction here are up to 230 apartments. See
Property owners in the Clearview Acres subdivision plan to sell
their properties as a unit. This area likely will become
No rezoning has been submitted for these properties, but
The Shopping Center Group is offering space in an
Entertainment & Retail center at this location. A parcel east of
Clearview Acres is part of the Shopping Center Group offer, is undeveloped,
and has an outstanding rezoning
petition for apartments, but this is over four years old.
Pringle Square apartments and Pringle Towns townhomes are under
construction to the south. Streets in these residential areas will
provide connectivity from the new development to Brown-Grier Road.
This is the former location of the Grier Family dairy farm. The
Grier Family still owns the northeast corner of the intersection of
Steele Creek Road and Brown-Grier Road, as well as other property
south of Brown Grier Road.
On the east side
of the new development, a new street will connect to Williams Glenn Road,
and Dixie River Road could potentially be extended eastward, south
of Steele Creek Elementary School, to connect to Sandy Porter Road.
The property is owned by
Steele Creek Limited Partnership (1997), which was owned by the late
Sarah Belk Gambrell, Through Steele Creek Limited Partnership
(1997), Ms. Gambrell was responsible for many of the largest
developments in Steele Creek, including RiverGate, Huntington
Forest, Charlotte Premium Outlets, the mixed use development under
construction across Arrowood Road from Top Golf, the future residential area south
of Sledge Road, and many others.
In 2017 the Charlotte Department of Planning, Design, and Development prepared a Steele Creek Development Study for this area. It
calls for high intensity development in the northwest, low intensity
development in the southeast, and moderate, transitioning
development in the northeast and southwest. See
Steele Creek Development Study Summary Report.
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