A Concord developer has come to a compromise with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department regarding the design of garages.
Robert Burkett, president of J&B Development & Management, plans to build up to 73 single-family homes in Park South Station, a townhome development in south Charlotte. He wants to offer the homes at a higher price point, with the hopes of raising the values of neighboring homes.
But city planners did not like his idea to have garages jut out from, or be flush with, the front of the homes. Instead, they wanted recessed garages, meaning set back from the façades.
According to the presentation, Burkett has agreed that:
• homes with garages that extend beyond the façade will have a second floor façade that is not recessed more than 7 feet from the first-floor garage façade;
• no more than two homes with garages that extend more than 10 feet from the façade will be built side by side; and
• garage doors will have certain architectural features, such as windows and arches.
The City Council OK’d the project Monday.
Tara Ramsey can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.