In-fill townhouses approved on Kenilworth Avenue in Dilworth

Charlotte City Council approved a plan Monday night that will bring more in-fill development to Dilworth.

The plan would allow building eight townhouses on vacant land next to the Kenilworth Commons shopping center, near East Boulevard. The rezoning, submitted by Meeting Street Homes, was first up for a public hearing before city council on February 16.

Neighbors had opposed the petition, which they said was out of character for the area, but a protest petition was withdrawn.

The plan for the 0.42-acre parcel calls for townhouses facing an internal alley with parking, not Kenilworth Avenue. The city’s zoning committee recommended approval 4 to 1. The dissenting vote cited the inward-orientation of the houses as a reason to oppose the plan.

“The minority of the Zoning Committee felt the proposal is too large and forced into to the site and unit(s) should directly front Kenilworth Avenue,” city staff wrote.

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