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City Council Approves Annexation in Steele Creek

(November 18, 2010) At its November 8 meeting, the Charlotte City Council approved annexation of several areas, including one in Steele Creek. The annexations will take effect on June 30, 2011.

Labeled the Whitehall Qualifying Area, the Steele Creek area includes the Stonegrove neighborhood, several office buildings, and the future Whitehall Corporate Center expansion area on Arrowood Road; the Ayrshire Glen neighborhood, the Laurel Valley neighborhood, and the balance of the Carrington Place Apartments on Shopton Road; and several office and warehouse buildings along Beam Road,

According to the report available here, Annexation 2011 (See the Annexation - 2011 Areas link on the left.),  the Whitehall Qualifying Area contains 664.6 acres and has an estimated population of 1,272.

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Most general city services, such as trash and recycling collection and fire protection, will happen immediately and automatically on July 1, but you'll need to ask for other, less known services. For a description of what might happen in your area, see How to Make the Most out of being Annexed.

Last summer, the city identified several areas that it planned to study for possible annexation (Charlotte Identifies 2011 Annexation Study Areas). The areas included most of the remaining unincorporated area of Steele Creek along Shopton Road east of I-485 and a large area along Shopton Road West, including the Sanctuary. New development in Steele Creek has slowed to a crawl. Portions of the study areas, particularly the Waterlyn neighborhood, have sufficient development to qualify, but the overall development does not. The city likely will wait until further development occurs so that it can use that to qualify low-density areas that likely will not have qualifying development on their own for many years.

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