STEELE CREEK NEWS
Public Hearing for
Rezoning for Apartments and Townhomes on Brown-Grier Road is October 16
(October 7, 2017) The Charlotte
City Council has scheduled a Public Hearing for
2016-120 for Monday October 16 at their regular Rezoning
Meeting beginning at 5:30 PM at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government
City Council Meetings and Documents.
plan to build 292 apartments and 305 townhomes on part of
the Grier Farm on the north side of Brown-Grier Road. The apartments
would be built by Charter Properties, and the townhomes would be
built by Pulte Home Corporation. When they originally submitted the
petition in June
2016, the petitioners wanted approval for the 292 apartments, but also
550 townhomes on both sides of Brown Grier Road and an 80,000 square
foot shopping center on the corner of Brown-Grier Road and Steele
Creek Road. The Shopping center and townhomes south of
Brown-Grier Road have been removed from the petition.
The petition requests
a total of 597 dwelling units on 72.8 acres, or 8.20 dwelling units
per acre. Rezoning categories include R-8 (up to 8 dwelling units
per acre) and R-12 (up to 12 dwelling units per acre). The request
is for R-12 because the planned density (8.2 units per acre) exceeds
the maximum in the R-8 category. The petitioners plan to dedicate land for a
greenway trail and for a tree save area.
The petition is
inconsistent with the Steele Creek Area Plan, which calls for up to
6 units per acre. See
Southwest District Adopted Future Land Use map. The
petition also is inconsistent with the Steele Creek Development
Response Study, which calls for a density of up to 6 dwelling units
per acre in the southeast corner of the study area, See
Development Response - Summary Report.
If you would like to
provide input into this rezoning petition, consider attending and
speaking at the Public Hearing on October 16, or you may contact City Council
members directly. Contact information is available
petition (2017-023) is requesting approval to build a Lidl grocery
store plus additional commercial development and up to 210 apartments on
the east side of Steele Creek Road south of the Bojangles restaurant. The
Public Hearing for this rezoning is scheduled for November 20.
requesting approval for up to 240 apartments. The Public Hearing has not
been scheduled for this petition.
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