STEELE CREEK NEWS
Action on Steele Creek Area Plan Deferred
2012) The Charlotte City Council was scheduled to take action on the
draft Steele Creek Area
Plan at the
December 12th Council meeting. However, this item was removed from
the agenda to allow Planning Department staff to work with citizens
in The Sanctuary and other nearby neighborhoods to address their
Planning Department staff met with approximately
40 citizens from The Sanctuary and other nearby neighborhoods on
Tuesday, December 6th to discuss the draft Steele Creek Area Plan
and pending rezoning, Petition No. 2011-065. (The petitioner has
requested that this rezoning petition be deferred until February
2012). At this meeting, citizens shared concerns about recommended
densities along the Catawba River in the draft plan, the requested
density in Rezoning Petition No. 2011-065, water quality, schools,
The Citizens Advisory Group, which has been
involved in the development of the Steele Creek Area Plan for two
and a half years, was not notified of this meeting.
Sanctuary-area residents became interested in the
area plan after the rezoning petition was filed for the area. Some
citizens indicated that they were not aware of the planning process
while others noted they did not realize the importance of
participating in the planning process.
This item will be brought back to the
Transportation and Planning Committee of the City Council and to the
full Council early next year.
Steele Creek Area Plan is available on the Planning Department's web
Steele Creek Area Plan. Revisions to the draft plan are
listed in the document
Steele Creek Area Plan, Potential Revisions to Draft Plan,
dated September 19, 2011.
recommended change is to add language recognizing the historical
significance of retaining the name York Road instead of changing it
to South Tryon as property is annexed into the City. This does not
mean that the name change will not occur. However, the document will
recognize the significance of the name.
Department staff also have made revisions to several of the maps in
the draft plan. These are not posted on the Planning Department web
site but are available below.
View other revised
maps using the links below:
Revised Map 2 - Concept Map
Revised Map 3 - Recommended Future land Use - Greenways
Revised Map 3 - Recommended Future land Use - Red Fez Club
Revised Map 3 - Recommended Future land Use -
Steele Creek Road at I-485
Revised Map 4 - Future Transportation Network
Revised Graphic 1 - RiverGate Mixed Use Activity Center
Revised Graphic 2 - Westinghouse Industrial Center
Revised Graphic 3 - Whitehall/Ayrsley Mixed Use Activity Center
will schedule another meeting of the Citizens Advisory Group to
discuss the issues brought up by the Sanctuary-area residents and
additional changes soon.
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