CHARLOTTE – Pappas Properties is seeking the rezoning of four acres in the Berewick mixed-use development in southwest Charlotte to pave the way for the future development of the community’s Town Center.
The rezoning request will have its public hearing before the Charlotte City Council on Dec. 17.
Walter Fields, a land-use consultant working with Charlotte-based Pappas Properties on this rezoning, said that the rezoning request is an attempt by Pappas to fill in some missing space along the front of the development along N.C. Highway 160.
“This piece (of land) is the missing tooth in the smile,” Fields said.
The land, on the west side of Steele Creek Road between Dixie River Road and Shopton Road West, is currently zoned for residential use, Fields said. The request seeks to rezone it as a shopping center district, he said.
No concrete plans have been made by Pappas, but Fields said that the development would be typical for a town center. He said that there would likely be a grocery store, restaurants and a gas station, among other commercial uses.
Most of the development in Berewick is single-family residential, but Fields said that Pappas wanted to go ahead and get the rezoning for the four acres so they won’t be held up when the time is right for the already planned commercial development in the community.
For residents who would like more information on the rezoning, there is a public meeting on Wednesday (Nov. 27) at Lighthouse Church, located at 5735 Dixie River Road.