STEELE CREEK NEWS
Opposes Spot Rezoning
on Steele Creek Road
Steele Creek Residents Association is opposed to
2012-059. This rezoning will allow the construction of a
Bojangles restaurant, Circle K convenience store, and two other
commercial buildings on Steele Creek Road across from the new Dixie
River Road just south of I-485.
The Association does
not object to the use planned for this site. Instead, the opposition
is based on the likelihood of a series of small rezoning requests
that could create a strip of random commercial development along
Steele Creek Road.
This corridor is a
major gateway to Steele Creek off I-485, and development should be
based on a consistent, comprehensive plan that could be used to
coordinate future commercial development in this area. This is an
opportunity that should not be missed!
Al Winget of the
Residents Association spoke at the Public hearing before the
Charlotte City Council on June 18 and presented the following letter
to the Council and Zoning Committee:
I am writing to you today on behalf of The
Steele Creek Residents Association to let you know we stand in
opposition to rezoning petition 2012-059. This spot rezoning, we
fear, will trigger a series of small rezonings resulting in a
patchwork of development for this area.
This location at I-485 and Steele Creek Road is
a major gateway into our community. Having a comprehensive plan
for this area is the only option to assure an attractive gateway.
We respectfully request that you deny this
petition and ask the developer to go back to the adjacent property
owners and have them join in to develop a comprehensive plan for
this gateway to our community. Including the large tracts owned by
Gambrell and Grier families behind this site, there are more than
300 acres that represent an opportunity for a quality plan. This
process should include coordination with Pappas Properties and
Steele Creek (1997) LP across Steele Creek Road, assuring
consistent monumentation, signage and landscaping.
We still have an opportunity to make this a
“signature entrance” to our community. We can certainly manage a
bit longer without a fast food and convenience store in order to
have it done well for the decades to come. If the demand is great
and immediate, there is appropriately zoned land directly across
Steele Creek Road today.
Please let’s take the time now to do the
project well! The Steele Creek Residents Association would
appreciate your support in the matter.
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