Opposition is growing to a large development residents say will destroy their peaceful setting and could harm both Lake Davidson and Lake Norman.
As of Monday afternoon, residents had gathered at least 800 signatures on a change.org petition against a Mooresville rezoning that would turn 137 acres off Interstate 77 and N.C. 115 into a destination residential neighborhood and retail development.
Opponents worry more homes, shops and condos would worsen traffic congestion and potentially harm Lake Norman, which feeds Lake Davidson but is separated by the I-77 causeway. The requested rezoning would more than double the number of homes allowed under town-assigned zoning.
Named “Lake Davidson,” the proposed community would include 115 houses, 300 condos, 300 apartments and 120 townhomes, along with restaurants, shops and offices.
The Mooresville Planning Board recently recommended that the town board of commissioners approve the rezoning. Commissioners might vote on the request at their July 10 regular meeting, the Mooresville Tribune reported.
Town officials have scheduled an informational session on how the town reviews rezoning requests from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St..
Residents can tell town staff their concerns about the town’s plans for the area where the development is proposed, Rawls Howard, the town’s director of planning and community development, told the Tribune. Developer Hinckley Gauvain wants to put the development on vacant land off N.C. 115 at Bridges Farm Road at the Iredell-Mecklenburg line.