It’s everybody’s favorite day of the month next week – zoning Monday! – which means more decisions and hearings on upcoming developments in Charlotte.
Many of those hearings and votes will be on mixed-use and apartment projects, which continue to pop up like mushrooms after a spring rain. Here’s a look at what’s on tap Monday evening at Charlotte City Council:
▪ Crescent Communities’ planned NoDa apartment and retail complex along the Blue Line extension is up for a vote. No one showed up to speak against the project at its hearing last month, even though some neighbors have raised concerns about the fact that it would eliminate local music venue The Chop Shop.
▪ A plan to build townhouses on a small vacant parcel tucked next to the Harris Teeter at Kenilworth Avenue and East Boulevard is up for a vote. Neighbors have filed a protest petition, meaning nine out of 11 council members will have to vote to approve the project.
▪ The massive, 194-acre Lincoln Harris mixed use development at the former Charlotte Golf Links course is up for a vote.
▪ Another apartment proposed for NoDa is up for a hearing. Neighbors are working to gather a protest petition against the plan from Southern Apartment Group, which could bring 250 apartments to North Davidson and 25th streets.
▪ A mixed-use project proposed by a developer planning to use Chinese funds from investors seeking U.S. green cards is up for a hearing (I profiled the developer here). The project would include hundreds of apartments in the University area.
▪ A plan to rezone land near Ovens Auditorium and Bojangles’ arena for an amateur sports complex was discarded earlier this year, after the developer said he needed another year to get financing. The city (which owns the land) is thus withdrawing its petition to rezone the area. “Withdrawing the petition creates flexibility for future redevelopment options on the site,” staff said in a memo.