CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a uncommon transfer, Charlotte Metropolis Council rejected a rezoning petition earlier than them Monday night time.
A developer out of Buffalo, Clover, needed to construct greater than 100 senior dwelling items off of Steele Creek Street close to Erwin Street. Charlotte Metropolis Council voted it down, one of many few no votes since 2017.
“The badly wanted widening of the NCDOT 160 enhancements are nowhere on the horizon,” Councilmember Victoria Watlington mentioned.
The mission’s density and funding challenges on the state stage that put Steele Creek Street’s scheduled enlargement on maintain performed a job in council’s resolution, in keeping with at-large member Dimple Ajmera.
“The NCDOT plan and particularly the infrastructure and the way quite a lot of the state tasks are getting delayed due to the funding disaster on the NCDOT stage,” Ajmera mentioned.
Many individuals who dwell within the close by Huntington Forest neighborhood opposed the mission.
The president of the Steele Creek Residents Affiliation mentioned his group is okay with the end result but additionally mentioned there’s a want for extra senior dwelling items on this a part of city.
“This was a mission that we noticed had minimal impression to varsities and to visitors,” he mentioned.
However Lopez mentioned he understands why it was voted down.
“We’re simply in a world of, of congestion and visitors that’s simply getting worse,” he mentioned.
As a penalty for the failed vote, the land can’t be rezoned for 2 years.
The council warned the developer about this earlier than the vote. The developer mentioned he understood the implications.
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