Charlotte City Council voted down a plan Monday night that would have allowed a self-storage facility at Ardrey Kell and Community House roads, next to a high school.
The plan had been hotly contested in Ballantyne. The land had been recommended for residential uses, though city staff said the self-storage facility made sense because the site would be tough to develop with houses.
Taylor/Theus Development Holdings said it wanted to build up to 105,000 square feet of climate-controlled self-storage on the site, as well as a medical office building along Ardrey Kell Road.
Neighbors filed a protest petition, which meant nine “yes” votes would been required to pass the petition. In the end, the proposal fell short of even a simple majority, with seven members (Ed Driggs, Kenny Smith, LaWana Mayfield, Vi Lyles, Julie Eiselt, Claire Fallon and Mayor Jennifer Roberts) voting no.