CHARLOTTE – If two recent additions to the city’s rezoning-process calendar are indicators, the apartment-development frenzy is still frenzied in south Charlotte.
Two other recently filed rezoning petitions – one for a senior living center and another for an infill town house project – are also in line with local development trends.
All four projects are scheduled for an initial public hearing at the Sept. 15 monthly rezoning meeting of the Charlotte City Council, according to documents on file with the city.
Charlotte-based Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners’ development firm is behind the biggest of the four proposed projects: The 240-unit Solis Ballantyne apartment complex.
The project would put two four-story buildings on 7.9 vacant acres at North Community House and Bryant Farms roads, near Ballantyne Community Park and the Morrison YMCA, according to the site plans on file with the city. The developer is seeking a change in zoning to neighborhood services from neighborhood business.
Terwilliger has other current projects in Dilworth and SouthPark, and last fall was named as the developer of the multifamily components of the $200 million Waverly mixed-use development on Providence Road near I-485.
The other rezoning petition for an apartment project, filed by Queen City-based Southern Apartment Group, proposes putting 24 residential rental units and 10,000 square feet of office space in three buildings across Lancaster Highway from the Ballantyne West neighborhood, according to the site plans.
The 3.8-acre site is near Providence Road West between the Woodside and Winghurst single-family developments. It sits on a rectangular patch of unincorporated Mecklenburg County on the S.C. border just outside the city limit, which runs along Lancaster Highway, but is in the city’s land-use planning and zoning jurisdiction.
The project, as yet unnamed, would comprise a three-story apartment building and two one-story office buildings. The land is already zoned for multifamily development but the developer is seeking a neighborhood services designation to allow for the mix of uses.
Southern Apartment Group’s website says the company is currently developing or co-developing five other apartment projects in Charlotte.
Town homes and assisted-living
Crossroads Realty Group of Charlotte is asking the city to rezone 2.6 vacant acres in the SouthPark area to urban residential from single-family residential for a 28-unit town house project at Fairview and Closeburn roads, between Park Road and Park South Drive.
The attached living units would be in three row-house-style buildings and a duplex, all of them two stories, according to the site plans.
Crossroads Realty Group specializes in large retail projects throughout the Carolinas, developing stores for Harris Teeter, Best Buy, Staples, Walgreens and CVS.
And in north Charlotte, at a 7-acre site on Reames Road just south of W.T. Harris Boulevard, Northlake Health Investors wants to develop a senior adult assisted-living and independent retirement center with a combination of 48 beds or units.
Initial plans call for a one-story, 24,000-square-foot building to be constructed on the site, which is near Northlake Mall and is now occupied by an abandoned building that once housed a nursing home, according to the site plans.
But the rezoning – to institutional from single-family residential – would allow the construction of three buildings that could be four stories high.
Northlake Health Investors is a limited liability company affiliated with Hickory-based Meridian Senior Living, which has facilities in 16 states from Washington state to Georgia, including three assisted-living centers in Charlotte, according to the company website.