Charlotte City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan from a developer to build 137 townhouses in University City, on land that’s vacant and mostly wooded.
The 20.6-acre site is at Galloway and Garrison roads, backing up to Interstate 85. The developer, Mattamy Homes, has built in a dozen developments across Charlotte, with prices ranging from the $200,000s to about $400,000.
Across Galloway Road, a new development planned by Charter Properties would bring 395 apartments, along with shops and restaurants. City Council approved that plan last year.
The Mattamy Homes development would increase daily vehicle trips in the area from a few dozen to 890, according to an estimate from the Charlotte Department of Transportation.
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Mattamy Homes has said the townhouses will be similar to those the developer has built at Berewick in Steele Creek, would likely be two- or three-bedroom units, ranging from 1,500 to 1,900 square feet. Pricing for the Berewick townhouses ranged from $240,000 to $330,000.
The townhouses will come with a two-car garage.