Developer dumps Huntersville project

A Charlotte developer has nixed plans for a major transit-oriented development on N.C. 115 that would have included offices, retail-commercial space and about 1,000 multifamily homes.

Harris Development Group's Sam Furr Station would have been across N.C. 115 from the Caldwell Station community.

The development also would have been near a future Charlotte Area Transit System station.

In a three-sentence letter to Huntersville Senior Planner Whitney Hodges, Steven Harris of Harris Development Group said his company "is terminating its contract and the pursuit of the development at Sam Furr Station.

"Essentially, the economy, lack of any imminent commuter rail, and lack of public sewer makes this project no longer viable," Harris wrote in the June 17 letter.

On Monday, the Huntersville Board of Commissioners will consider and possibly vote on the developer's request to withdraw its rezoning petition for Sam Furr Station.

Efforts to reach Harris last week were unsuccessful.

Planning staff supports the withdrawal, Hodges said, as the developer hasn't submitted a revised site plan or held neighborhood meetings as required.