The Ballantyne Breakfast Club, which has drawn hundreds to recent meetings, will take on transportation issues at its June 11 gathering.
“The growth out here is booming, and if we don’t get a handle on the roads we’re going to congest ourselves out,” said Ray Eschert, founder of the Ballantyne Breakfast Club.
The meeting, which could last as long as two hours, will include presentations from representatives of the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Charlotte Department of Transportation.
Eschert said they would not discuss Interstate 485, which runs through Ballantyne. Instead, DOT representatives will talk about smaller road projects such as the upcoming traffic-calming circle by the Morrison YMCA.
They also will address issues related to Ardrey Kell Road, Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Lancaster Highway, Eschert said.
Eschert has invited representatives from Waverly and Rea Farms, two large new developments being built on Providence Road in South Charlotte, to talk about the developments’ progress at the meeting.
Information about what Bissell corporate has “in the pipeline” also will be presented, Eschert said. Bissell is the developer and owner of Ballantyne Corporate Park.
In recent months, the Ballantyne Breakfast Club has held packed meetings as it has addressed issues surrounding Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ discussion of possible student reassignment.
Eschert expects continued high attendance at meetings.
“There’s so much going on in this area that people have to be kept informed,” he said. “It’s critical to (help) them understand what’s happening.”
Marty Minchin is a freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to go?
The presentations begin 9 a.m. June 11 in the Fairway Ballroom of the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Free refreshments will be provided before the meeting.
The community is welcome to attend.