CHARLOTTE – In the latest round of rezoning petitions submitted to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, just about the entire menu of living quarters have been proposed.
Developers are looking to add apartments, single-family homes, a community for senior citizens and a hotel. But before any of those projects can break ground, they must have their moment before the Charlotte City Council. Each of the following projects is scheduled for a public hearing on April 28. Generally, the City Council will vote at its meeting the month following a hearing on whether or not to grant the rezoning request.
The two biggest projects proposed in the latest rezoning petitions are a 150-unit apartment project off Park Road, near Montford Drive, and a 175-room hotel on the last undeveloped parcel at the Metropolitan, off Kings Drive.
Charlotte-based Lat Purser & Associates has submitted a request to the city asking for a rezoning of 1.68 acres on the southeast corner at Abbey Place and Hedgemore Drive. The petition is asking to change the zoning on that property from a general office use to a mixed-use development district, which would allow the 150-unit community.
Abbey Place is a small road that runs behind Montford Drive, which has become a popular nightlife destination with several bars and restaurants and a bowling alley. The property is about a half-mile from Park Road Shopping Center and even closer to other shopping centers, making the site attractive for potential apartment renters looking for walking-distance amenities.
Charlotte-based Levine Properties, under the guise of a company called Golden Triangle #2, is asking for a site-plan amendment on about 1.3 acres on the southeast corner at Metropolitan Avenue, South Kings Drive and Baxter Street to add the 175-room hotel to a planned development. The petition is asking not to change the zoning, but to amend the site plan to allow for the development of a hotel.
A 155-unit multifamily community was already approved on the site, but has not been started. According to the rezoning petition, Levine needs the site-plan amendment in order to add the hotel to the multifamily site.
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The public hearings will be held at 6 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, at 600 E. Fourth St.