City Council considers rezoning for golf academy

Charlotte City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesdayon a request to rezone 42 acres of mostly undeveloped land near Cindy Lane for a private golf academy.

The city's Planning Department staff has recommended the council approve rezoning for Carolina Golf Lodge even though the proposal is inconsistent with the Northeast District Plan.

The recreational facility would have a low-impact and would be compatible with the surrounding residential areas, planning analysts said in recommending the zoning change.

The community also turned out in support of the lodge at a meeting with representatives from Dillon Lake LLC, the developer, and at a public hearing the council held in December.

Residents have said the lodge should be a better fit for the community than a housing subdivision.

"It's privately owned, and I'm thinking it won't bring too much traffic," said Doris Barber, a resident of the nearly Meadowhill subdivision.

Jonathan Jarrett of Dillon Lake LLC wants the Charlotte City Council to rezone the site, between Interstate 77 and Murray Street in north Charlotte, from a single-family residential zoning to a general business category.

The academy would serve primarily college sports hopefuls and individuals looking to join the professional circuit.