STEELE CREEK NEWS
Development at Steele Creek Road Planned
The Charlotte Observer reported on March 1 that a 965-acre
development containing houses, offices, shops, and green space is
planned for a site west of I-485 and Steele Creek Road and north of
Shopton Road West. The development would straddle Dixie River Road
and extend west almost to Lake Wylie.
The yet-unnamed project includes a town center bisected by a planned
relocation of Steele Creek Road. The development would have 170
acres devoted to offices, a business park, and town center shops,
service businesses, and restaurants. It is described as being
similar to Ballantyne in south Mecklenburg, which has the relocated
U.S. 521 running through its town center and offices, houses, shops,
and restaurants on either side of the highway.
A 215-acre district park at the northern end is one of the first
elements slated for development.
The developer, Pappas Properties, has submitted a rezoning
application to allow construction of at least 700 single-family and
multi-family residences on roughly 480 acres. They would be in
pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods with open space connecting them to
the district park. Prices are characterized as moderate to
Initial residential development would be coordinated with the
extension of sewer to the property in 2002. Town center construction
would begin in 2004 or 2005, after the opening of I-485 in 2003. All
development should be completed by 2010.
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