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Rezoning needed for retail project in Charlotte

Two retail spaces could open on roughly 2.7 acres at Newell Farm and Rocky River roads if a rezoning request is approved by the city of Charlotte.

Frank and Nancy Newton want their property, roughly five miles from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, rezoned from “office” to “business conditional.”

According to plans filed with the city, a 5,000-square-foot retail building would be built at 8225 Newell Farm Road and a 3,500-square-foot building, which is already at 1704 Rocky River Road, would be converted to retail space.

If the rezoning wins approval, there would be conditions for how the site could be used. For example, fast-food restaurants, gas stations with convenience stores and businesses with drive-through windows would not be allowed.

A public hearing on the request is set for Oct. 15.

Scott Baughman can reached at scott.baughman@mecktimes.com.

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