Developers are continuing to focus on high-density, mixed-use projects in Charlotte, according to a host of rezoning petitions filed recently with the city. They all are scheduled for a public hearing before the City Council on Nov. 15.
They include plans for office, retail, residential and a hotel for a long-dormant project near Quail Hollow Club; town homes and a swim club on the grounds of the historic VanLandingham Estate in Plaza Midwood; office, town homes and retail in Midtown; town homes on Endhaven Lane; and attached and detached single-family homes on Reames Road adjacent to Interstate 77 north of the Sunset Road exit.
Dee-Dee Harris’s Harris Land Co. has filed a petition to amend its site plan for 19 vacant acres on the southeast corner of Park and Gleneagles roads. The tract is overgrown and fenced since earth was moved during an initial development attempt in the early 2000s, a plan that included a Saks Fifth Avenue store. Now, three years before the 99th PGA Championship golf tournament is scheduled to be played at nearby Quail Hollow Club, the plans call for a 200-room hotel; up to 350 residential housing units for sale or rent; 120,000 square feet of retail and restaurants; 65,000 square feet of specialty retail and service industry; 120,000 square feet of office space; and a parking structure in the southeast corner.
The Quail Hollow Village at Seven Eagles will feature Mediterranean architecture with a wellness center, salon and spa; a banking center; a pharmacy and dining, according to the company’s website.
Midtown Area Partners II LLC has requested that 1.7 acres across from the Metropolitan be rezoned to allow for an eight-story office building along South King’s Drive at Baxter Street on what is currently a parking lot. It would contain about 25,000 square feet of street-level retail and 175,000 square feet of office and, possibly, a hotel of about 175 rooms.
The company also wants to build five to seven town homes along Cherry Street, adjacent to a six-level parking deck on Luther Street.
The $60 million Baxter Place would require a zoning change from urban residential-commercial conditional and neighborhood business, both with a pedestrian overlay district, and single-family residential to mixed-use development optional, part of which would include a pedestrian overlay district.
It would be across South King’s from a proposed 25-story hotel and apartments by Levine Properties that was approved in May. The project’s developer, Roy Goode of Goode Properties, has requested a variance to allow the commercial building to reach 140 feet, 40 feet higher than is currently allowed. Goode said that the cost of projects in land areas with high values requires additional space, and that his building will be shorter than the Metropolitan and the proposed Levine building.
Goode said the project is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2015, but is dependent upon preleasing a portion of the space.
Unique Southern Estates LLC is asking that the 4.54 acres on which the historic VanLandingham Estate sits be rezoned to allow up to 30 town homes and a private, members-only swimming pool and club. The 101-year-old Harwood House, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, would continue to be used as a hotel and special events center.
In addition to the VanLandingham Estate Inn & Conference Center at The Plaza and Belvedere Avenue, Unique Southern Estates owns The Morehead Inn in Dilworth.
The current zoning for the property is single-family residential and general business conditional use with a historic district overlay. The requested zoning is mixed-use development district optional with a historic district overlay.
The proposed town houses would be built on the eastern side of the property, and the pool would be along Belvedere.
Revision to Steele Creek plan
Dixie River Land Co. asked for a site plan amendment on 25.1 acres of its huge Berewick development to convert plans to office space from retail, hotel rooms and multifamily construction
The development, on hundreds of acres near Shopton Road West and Steele Creek Road, includes a residential-retail-office “town center.” Pappas Properties Development LLC is the manager of Dixie River Land Co., which is developing the project.
Endhaven Lane rezoning sought
David Weekley Homes is asking for a rezoning from single-family residential to urban residential conditional on 5.5 acres on the north side Endhaven Lane between North Community House Road and Misty Ridge Lane near Ballantyne.
The company wants to build 44 attached homes on the land which currently holds three homes, across the street from Endhaven Elementary School and next to the British American School of Charlotte.
Single-family homes near I-77
EST Properties Inc. has asked for a rezoning of 14.30 acres on the east side of Reames Road between Bella Vista Court and Lawnmeadow Drive, which is next to Interstate 77 between the Sunset Road and West W.T. Harris Boulevard exits.
The petitions asks that the vacant land be rezoned single-family residential from urban residential, reducing the density to 71 detached homes from 95 attached homes.
Between Interstate 77 and Reames Road, half way between Sunset Road and West W. T. Harris Boulevard exits.