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Future of Jackalope Jacks site, Dilworth townhouses and more to be discussed tonight

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Charlotte City Council will vote and hold hearings tonight on proposals to build denser, more urban developments on several prominent sites in close-in neighborhoods, including South End, the West End, Cotswold and Elizabeth.

Here are some of the prominent projects up for a vote or hearing:

Apartments, retail on the Jackalope Jacks site

The plans: Development firm Faison is planning to build 125 apartments and 15,000 square feet of shops and restaurants on the 1.7 acres at East Seventh Street and North Caswell Road.


Tonight: A hearing for this project was deferred last month. The developer will present plans Monday, and City Council members and opponents will have a chance to speak and ask questions.

What’s next: Council will then vote on the proposal at a later meeting, likely next month. Work could start on the site about a year after approval.

Senior apartments in Cotswold

The plans: The site of the Scottish Rite Masonic lodge on Randolph Road could be redeveloped into age-restricted apartments for people 55 and older. The plan from developer Greystar calls for 180 apartments on the 6-acre site, in a building up to four stories tall.

Tonight: The plan, called “Overture Cotswold,” is up for a hearing.

What’s next: A vote is possible next month. City staff are recommending approval.

Mixed-use, self-storage facilities

The plans: Two such facilities — urban self-storage facilities with ground floor retail or office space — are on the agenda Monday night, one at 10th Street and Seigle Avenue in Belmont near Plaza Midwood and one on Prosperity Church Road near I-485.

Tonight: The two are up for hearings tonight. Staff is recommending approval of the Prosperity Church Road plan, but they’re recommending denial of the Belmont plan on Seigle Avenue.

The Belmont site would include up to 10,000 square feet of space for shops, eateries and offices, out of a total 150,000 square feet in a five-story building, but staff said it won’t contribute enough to revitalizing the area.

Hotel in Dilworth

The plans: New hotel at Tryon Street and Kingston Avenue would contain up to 130 rooms on the 0.9-acre, mostly vacant site next to an apartment building.

Tonight: The proposal is up for a hearing. City staff is recommending approval of the plan.

Townhouses in West End

The plans: Hopper Communities, an infill townhouse developer, is seeking to develop 85 new townhouses on Wesley Heights Way, just west of uptown. The land was formerly occupied by a church.

Tonight: Staff is recommending approval of the plan, which is up for a vote Monday.

Townhouses in Dilworth

The plans: Rockwell Capital is planning to develop 48 condominiums in a three-story building at Euclid Avenue and Atherton Street. Fourteen additional for-sale units would be built on the 2.7-acre site – in a combination of 10 single-family, Craftsman-style houses along Marshall Place and a quadruplex – for a total of 62 housing units.

Tonight: City staff is recommending approval of the plan, which is up for a vote Monday.

Photos: Charlotte Observer file; BHM Architects, filed with city rezoning documents.