You readers are sharp. One alert correspondent pointed out a sign that went up even before much red dirt was turned. (Thanks, Henri.)
The area in question is in University City off Browne Road near W.T. Harris Boulevard, across from the Cheshire Commons Shopping Center (with the Bloom supermarket) and next to the Waterford Hills apartments.
It looks like there will be a bit of a wait before construction starts.
The $25 million development called Cheshire Village is from Meeting Street Homes and Communities of Charlotte.
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A sign says the project is coming in “summer 2009,” but Meeting Street land manager Robert Swaringen said the company was waiting for market conditions to improve.
It will definitely be built, he said. He did not rule out making the summer 2009 date, although work would have to start soon for that to happen. It takes about eight to 10 months to develop the land before construction can start.
Meeting Street is planning to build 145 units, mainly two- to three-bedroom townhomes, on the 12-acre site. There also will be four condominium buildings, Swaringen said. Each will look like a single, grand Myers Park house, with one door that leads to the different units.
Cheshire's townhomes will start in the “low to mid-$100,000s,” Swaringen said. The condo pricing is still being worked out.
Swaringen said the company likes the location across from the shopping center. Meeting Street has a similar development just up the road with Eastfield Village.
SuperTarget has opened
A couple of readers wanted to know when the new SuperTarget was opening in northeast Charlotte near Northlake Mall. The store at 9841 Northlake Centre Parkway opened late last month.
Hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays. SuperTargets get the “super” from selling food alongside its other services.
Land belongs to Concord
Nearly 21 acres in Cabarrus County that border Mecklenburg County are being annexed into Concord. The Laureldale LLC property near the Skybrook development is off N.C. 73.
The Concord City Council approved the move at a meeting last week.
Zoning for the site calls for low-density residential, and the city said the developer intends to build single-family homes on the property.
Concord officials said they do not have word yet on the number of homes under consideration.