Developer HWY 521 Partners is seeking a rezoning of 13 acres in south Charlotte for the construction of a 123-room hotel, a 30,000-square-foot grocery store, a bank, and about 30,000 square feet of office space. The development, dubbed Collinayre, would be at the southwest intersection of Johnston Road and Providence Road West.
HWY 521’s rezoning application was one of several filed recently with the city.
Other developers hope to build townhomes, apartments, commercial space and a residential complex targeting corporate clients. The Charlotte City Council is scheduled to hold public hearings on the proposed projects Oct. 19.
HWY 521 Partners, which wants to rezone the vacant property to commercial center from office conditional use, is a limited liability company formed by executives at Internet marketing company Red Ventures and York Development Group. Red Ventures said it couldn’t provide details on the proposed project, and York Development Group did not respond to requests for information.
Red Ventures has been expanding of late, with plans for a fourth building at its Indian Land headquarters. And last month, the company was awarded a rezoning to commercial business classification on a tract it owns in Lancaster County east of U.S. Hwy. 521 and south of Potts Road.
WaterWalk Hotel Apartments has petitioned for a rezoning in order to build up to 150 hotel suites and apartments on 5 vacant acres in north Charlotte. The property is west of Carolinas Medical Center-University, near West W.T. Harris Boulevard and University Executive Park Drive. According to site plans, the building would not exceed four stories.
WaterWalk wants to rezone the property to mixed-use development with optional provisions from office use with conditional provisions.
WaterWalk markets itself as a new concept that offers the space of a furnished or unfurnished apartment with the services of an upscale hotel. All-inclusive pricing covers utilities, Internet, phone and an upgraded TV package. The company has one such development in Wichita, Kansas, and plans more in Texas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Florida. Locally, WaterWalk has plans for sites in Raleigh, as well as a second Charlotte location on Arrowood Road.
Meanwhile, developer Beauxwright is seeking to build a 55-unit apartment complex on 2.5 vacant acres at the southwest corner of North Wendover Road and Melchor Avenue. Current plans are for three buildings that would not exceed three stories in height. The property is next to the existing Pines at Wendover multifamily development.
North Wendover Partners filed the rezoning petition on behalf of the company, and is seeking a change to urban residential conditional use from single-family residential.
Further north, D.R. Horton has plans for up to 92 townhomes on 13 vacant acres southwest of David Cox Road and Davis Lake Parkway. According to the site plan, the property features a large pond. Each unit will have a minimum of 400 square feet of private outdoor space. D.R. Horton is seeking a rezoning to innovative mixed use and innovative mixed use with a site plan amendment from institutional with conditional provisions and innovative mixed use.
Another company, Camp Green Partners, wants to develop up to 19 townhomes on a little more than one acre in west Charlotte. The vacant property is at Remount Road and Greenland Avenue.
Plans call for a two-car garage to be attached to each unit. Camp Green wants to rezone the tract to urban residential with conditional provisions from single-family residential.
NVR Inc., meanwhile, wants to build a transit-oriented mixed-use development on 1.7 acres near the Wilmore area at the intersection of West Summit Avenue and South Church Street. The site, zoned industrial, currently has a warehouse on it. Site plans were not included with the zoning petition, and a company spokesperson said it is corporate policy not to comment on proposed developments.