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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:

  • Reserve 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