The zoning committee of the Charlotte Planning Commission voted Wednesday to defer for 30 days its vote on the proposed drugstore and office building at the corner of Kenilworth Avenue and East Morehead Street.
The controversial rezoning, brought by local developer Lincoln Harris, would bring a Walgreens and two-story office building to the 2-acre parcel.
Over the next 30 days, the developer and neighborhood representatives have agreed to meet to address the concerns of the zoning committee, including: lighting on the property and its effect on neighbors; the proposed pharmacys drive-thru and how it would affect pedestrian traffic; and whether the rezoning should only allow for a pharmacy, not other types of retail.
The petition went before the seven-member zoning committee after the public hearing before City Council last week. The committee will vote for or against the rezoning, and City Council members will consider the committees vote as they decide whether to approve or deny the petition.
The petition is scheduled to go before the City Council for a vote next month, but because of the zoning committees deferment, the council will likely defer its vote as well. Caroline McMillan