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Hotel in Dilworth, senior housing in Cotswold, apartments in Elizabeth are up Monday at the zoning meeting

A proposed apartment building in Elizabeth on Seventh Street by Faison.
A proposed apartment building in Elizabeth on Seventh Street by Faison.

Charlotte City Council will vote and hold hearings on proposals to build denser, more urban developments on several prominent sites in close-in neighborhoods, including South End, the West End, Cotswold and Elizabeth.

If you want to attend, the meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Government Center uptown. You can find an agenda here, and you can also stream it live online at the Gov channel.

Here are some of the prominent projects up for a vote or hearing:

▪ Apartments, retail on the Jackalope Jacks site

A hearing for this project was deferred last month. Development firm Faison is planning to build 125 apartments and 15,000 square feet of shops and restaurants on the 1.7 acres at East Seventh Street and North Caswell Road.

The developer will present plans Monday, and City Council members and opponents will have a chance to speak and ask questions. Council will then vote on the proposal at a later meeting, likely next month. Work could start on the site about a year after approval.

▪ Senior apartments in Cotswold

The site of the Scottish Rite Masonic lodge on Randolph Road could be redeveloped into age-restricted apartments for people 55 and older. The plan from developer Greystar calls for 180 apartments on the 6-acre site, in a building up to four stories tall.

The plan, called “Overture Cotswold,” is up for a hearing Monday, with a vote possible next month. City staff are recommending approval.

▪ Mixed-use, self-storage facilities

It’s hard to miss the deluge of self-storage facilities that are planned or underway in Charlotte, since a rule change by City Council last year allowed the facilities in urban settings. That offered an opportunity to build self-storage facilities outside of traditional industrial areas, as long as the buildings include ground-floor retail or office space. Most of those proposed look more like apartments than self-storage.

Two such facilities are on the agenda Monday night for hearings, one at 10th Street and Seigle Avenue in Belmont near Plaza Midwood and one on Prosperity Church Road near I-485. Staff is recommending approval of the Prosperity Church Road plan, but they’re recommending denial of the Belmont plan on Seigle Avenue.

The Belmont site would include up to 10,000 square feet of space for shops, eateries and offices, out of a total 150,000 square feet in a five-story building, but staff said it won’t contribute enough to revitalizing the area.

“Self-storage as the primary use of this site does not support the neighborhood transformation envisioned by the area plan,” staff wrote in their recommendation.

▪ Hotel in Dilworth

A proposal for a new hotel at Tryon Street and Kingston Avenue is up for a hearing. The hotel would contain up to 130 rooms on the 0.9-acre, mostly vacant site next to an apartment building. City staff is recommending approval of the plan.

▪ Townhouses in West End

Hopper Communities, an infill townhouse developer, is seeking to develop 85 new townhouses on Wesley Heights Way, just west of uptown. The land was formerly occupied by a church. Staff is recommending approval of the plan, which is up for a vote Monday.

▪ Townhouses in Dilworth

Rockwell Capital is planning to develop 48 condominiums in a three-story building at Euclid Avenue and Atherton Street. Fourteen additional for-sale units would be built on the 2.7-acre site – in a combination of 10 single-family, Craftsman-style houses along Marshall Place and a quadruplex – for a total of 62 housing units.

City staff is recommending approval of the plan, which is up for a vote Monday.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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