Charlotte OKs Ballantyne hotel rezoning request
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Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

Charlotte OKs Ballantyne hotel rezoning request

Springhill Suites at the intersection of Johnston Road and North Community House Road will expand its capacity by 40 rooms.

At its July 21 meeting, the Charlotte City Council unanimously approved a zoning request by Parag Patel for a change for approximately 5.5 acres at the intersection.

The zoning will allow Springhill Suites to increase the number of available rooms to 164, said Planning Commissioner Ray Eschert.

The zoning committee voted 6-0 to recommend approval of the petition before the City Council meeting. Members said the petition aligned with the goals of the South District Plan and held public interest.

In other activities:

• The City Council considered a petition by Craig and Amy Faile to rezone approximately 0.229 acre on the south side of York Road at the intersection of Langston Drive and York Road. The zoning will change from single-family residential to office.

The planning staff recommended approval of the proposal.

• Council members also agreed to consider, at the Sept. 15 meeting, a request by George Macon to permit the development of 50,000 square feet of medical and professional office space.

The petition calls for a change in zoning, from single-family to residential office, for approximately 4.65 acres on the southeast corner of the intersection of Ardrey Kell and Marvin roads.

• Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners has submitted a petition to rezone 7.91 acres at the corner of Community House Road and Bryant Farms Road.

The zoning change would allow the development of a multifamily residential community on the property, Eschert said. The proposal calls for 240 multifamily dwellings in multiple four-story buildings.

The Community House Road and Bryant Farms Road intersection feeds into three CMS schools, a day care facility, a Charlotte Fire Department Station and the expanding YMCA/Ballantyne Community Park facility, Eschert said.

Traffic congestion has been a concern at the intersection, prompting a recommendation to build a traffic circle there, Eschert said. The zoning change would have to include a right-of-way for the pending traffic circle.

Eschert also said there are concerns about increased traffic on North Community House Road once the North Community House Road Bridge, which will connect the road to Johnston Road north of the Johnston Road/Interstate 485 interchange, is completed.

A public hearing on Terwilliger’s proposal will held during the Sept. 15 council meeting.

For more information on zoning petitions, visit charmeck.org.

Amanda Harris is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Amanda? Email her at amanda.d.phipps@gmail.com.

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