By a unanimous vote, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission’s Zoning Committee last week recommended approval of Woodfield’s rezoning request next door to Barclay Downs Swim and Racquet Club. Woodfield is seeking to build an apartment complex at the site; members of the Barclay Downs Swim and Racquet Club oppose the project.
A thirty-four-acre property on Carmel Road will become residential multifamily if the City Council follows the committee’s recommendation. That change would allow the developer, Faison-Hollow, to tear down the midpriced apartment complex and build 390 upscale units.
Architect Tom Low, director of “new urbanist” firm Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.’s Charlotte office, is the newest member of the city’s planning commission. Mayor Anthony Foxx's administration never issued a press release about the appointment, but a city spokesman said that's not unusual.