REZONING ROUNDUP: Developers plan multifamily, mixed-use projects

By: Roberta Fuchs//February 12, 2015//

REZONING ROUNDUP: Developers plan multifamily, mixed-use projects

By: Roberta Fuchs//February 12, 2015//

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Several developers are seeking rezonings for multifamily housing and mixed-use projects in Charlotte. The Charlotte City Council will hold hearings on the requests April 20.

Two Capital Partners of Atlanta wants to build an apartment complex of up to 291 units on 17 acres in southwest Charlotte. The property, which currently is home to four single-family homes, is at Sandy Porter and Brown Grier roads. According to the company’s site plans, the developers would construct four buildings limited to three stories apiece. Parking would be limited to the sides of the buildings and adjacent to the roads.

In addition, the developer would provide an 8-foot sidewalk and a planting strip along the site’s frontage. The company wants a rezoning change to conditional urban residential from conditional multifamily residential that allows up to eight dwelling units per acre; single-family residential; and conditional institutional.

Also in south Charlotte, developer Daniel Levine and Charlotte-based Raley Miller Properties Inc. filed a petition to construct up to 225 apartments and 100,000 square feet of retail space on nearly 11 acres at Providence and Fairview roads. The SouthPark property, currently zoned residential allowing up to 12 dwelling units per acre and conditional neighborhood business district, is home to the Carmel on Providence apartments and a convenience store.

RezoningThe residential buildings would be no more than five stories tall. Site plans call for commercial space no higher than two stories for eating and drinking establishments, medical offices or retail, and structured and surface parking. The developers are seeking a rezoning to mixed-use development with optional provisions.

Levine has several apartment complexes in development in Charlotte. In November, Levine Properties announced plans to build a 105-unit boutique apartment community just south of Plaza Midwood. Slated to open in early 2016, it will contain a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Also in the works is a 260-unit complex where College and Brevard streets intersect 11th Street and a 25-story hotel and apartment tower on an empty piece of land at the Metropolitan mixed-use development in Midtown.

In the third rezoning request, Carolina States Regional Center has plans to build a mixed-use development on 22 vacant acres in the University Area. The property, on the east side of Macfarlane Boulevard between University City Boulevard and North Tryon Street, is currently zoned light industrial. Carolina States is requesting a change to conditional mixed-use transit-oriented development.

Site plans were not specific. Jane Wu, the business’s principal, said the company is still analyzing what type of retail would be best for the area and the number of apartments the development should have.

“We haven’t gotten that far to give information,” she said. “There are a lot of steps we have to go through.” Wu said she’d have more details on the proposed construction in a few weeks.

Carolina States Regional Center is a business on Morrison Boulevard that facilitates the granting of resident visas for immigrants who invest locally through the federal government’s EB-5 program, through which green cards may be granted to foreign nationals who invest and create jobs in the U.S.



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