Development

Big SouthPark, South End plans up for a vote Tuesday

Rendering of a proposed apartment building on Colony Road, filed as part of the rezoning plan to redevelop the Colony apartments.
Rendering of a proposed apartment building on Colony Road, filed as part of the rezoning plan to redevelop the Colony apartments.

Tuesday is set to be a busy night at Charlotte City Council, with major proposals in South Park, South End, near Mint Hill and along Park Road up for consideration.

The meeting is planned for 6 p.m. at the government center uptown (One day later than usual because of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Monday). You can read the full agenda online here. Here are some of the biggest plans that City Council will consider:

▪ Colony apartments: City Council will vote on whether to approve a plan to redevelop the aging Colony apartments at Sharon and Colony roads, which date to the mid-1970s. The new development would bring 990 new apartments, along with offices, shops and a hotel. At 27 acres, the project would be one of the largest redevelopments in the city.

▪ Cresswind Charlotte: Kolter Homes is planning to build an age-restricted community for those 55 and older at Albemarle Road and Interstate 485. The development would include up to 850 houses, an independent and dependent-living nursing home with up to 230 beds and up to 290,000 square feet of retail, offices and medical offices. City Council is set to vote on the plan.

▪ Common Market/Food Truck Friday site: After months of hearings and public feedback, City Council is set to approve a plan to build an office building for Dimensional Fund Advisors in South End. The site is currently home to several small businesses, including the Common Market and the weekly Food Truck Friday gathering. Common Market is seeking a new site; Food Truck Friday is relocating to Plaza Midwood and Sycamore Brewing.

▪ Big Park Road plans: Grubb Properties is seeking to redevelop its Park Road office property into a mixed-use site featuring apartments, retail and offices. The plan calls for up to 450 apartments and 600,000 square feet of commercial space, including restaurants and office space. Currently, the site is home to two office buildings and a lot of surface parking. City Council will hold a hearing on the plan, and vote at a future meeting.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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