Crescent asks for deferment on Lake Wylie rezoning request
With neighbors fuming over its plans to build homes at a higher density near Lake Wylie, Crescent Resources has asked for a deferment on its rezoning request.
The request was supposed to be heard at a rezoning meeting this past Monday, but Crescent asked for it to be pushed back to this upcoming
Monday so it can try and reach an agreement with neighbors, Solomon Fortune, an associate planner with the city, said.
At issue is a proposal by Crescent to rezone 180 acres east of The Sanctuary, a community of homes developed by Crescent, so it can build 1.75 homes per acre, higher than the 0.4 homes per acre currently allowed for the area.
The city’s planning department has angered residents in the area by using a density calculation that considers the 180 acres to be part of the 1,800-acre tract the city zoned in 2003 for The Sanctuary, most of which Crescent sold to a homeowners association in 2007.
Chief among the complaints of residents is that the proposed higher-density housing development, Chapel Cove at Glengate, would lead to more runoff into the lake.
The city’s planning staff and planning commission have already endorsed the rezoning request, which still needs to be voted on by the City Council.