Rezoning Approved for New Upscale Development on Shopton Road West
(May 24, 2003)
At its May 19 meeting, the Charlotte City Council approved a rezoning
petition that will allow Crescent Resources to proceed with a new upscale development on Lake Wylie off Shopton Road West. Approximately 1,800 acres were rezoned
MX-1 (Innovative). Although MX-1 allows for high density
development, Crescent must adhere to plans submitted with the
rezoning application. The overall density will be approximately .4
units per acre. Although this low density is contrary to goals of
preventing sprawl, the low density is appropriate for this fragile
area along Lake Wylie.
Approval was based on Crescent's agreement to complete the following:
approximately 20 acres for a school site. Developers have worked
out terms with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
- Donate a 2-acre site for a
fire station. This site is on Lake Wyle and will provide
access to the lake in emergency situations.
- Add left turn lanes on Shopton Road West.
- Maintain waterfront buffers that are
twice the width of current requirements.
In 1990, Crescent planned a
development with 3,600 residences and various commercial activities,
but the plans have been downsized considerably. Current plans call
for only about 400 residences, many on large estate lots. Crescent
will select a new name for the development, which previously was
known as Island Pointe.
For more information, see the
following news story:
Upscale Development Planned on
Lake Wylie (12/30/02)
The rezoning application with
maps, plans, and analysis is available at:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning
Commission - Rezoning Petition 2003-024
See map showing the location of
the new development (formerly "Island Pointe") within Steele Creek:
Steele Creek News Map