Plan to build condos, houses moves forward in Dilworth

An elevation of a planned condominium building at Atherton Street and Euclid Avenue in Dilworth.
An elevation of a planned condominium building at Atherton Street and Euclid Avenue in Dilworth.

A plan to build dozens of new condominiums and 10 houses in Dilworth is moving ahead, with Charlotte city staff appearing more agreeable to a modified proposal by the developer.

Charlotte City Council held a hearing last week on the plan at the city’s monthly rezoning meeting. Rockwell Capital is proposing to build up to 48 condominiums in a three-story building at Euclid Avenue and Atherton Street. Fourteen additional for-sale units would be built on the site – in a combination of 10 single-family, Craftsman-style houses along Marshall Place and a quadruplex – for a total of 62 housing units.

“It is a unique site,” said John Carmichael, a land-use attorney representing the developers. The 2.7-acre parcel is currently zoned for single-family residential and business, with 10 houses and two commercial buildings located there.

City staff recommended against the developers’ original plan, which included duplexes instead of single-family houses, because of its density and encroachment into the Dilworth neighborhood. A member of the city’s planning staff said at Monday’s meeting that they are “much more comfortable” with the modified site plan than with the initial proposal.

Two neighbors who spoke at last week’s meetings said they support the plan as modified, and council members didn’t voice any major objections. City Council could vote on the plan at their meeting next month.

The plan is just one of the many changes coming to the area. Nearby, at South Boulevard and Remount Road, Solis Southline is under construction, with 300 new apartments. SouthPoint at South End is underway at Remount and Youngblood Street, and hundreds more apartments are planned at other nearby developments along South Boulevard and the Blue Line light rail.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo