Below, find alerts for the South Charlotte Community regarding important topics, such as community events, local rezonings, school updates & safety notices.
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On Saturday, February 8, starting at 8:30-9:00 at The Ballantyne Hotel, Councilman Driggs will host a Town Hall meeting to talk about how City staff is assessing the Ballantyne Reimagined rezoning petition; road projects that will improve traffic flow in District 7, and how the City's 2040 Comprehensive Plan (scheduled for adoption next year) will affect traffic and many other aspects of life in our district. Senior members of City Staff will make presentations and hear questions and comments from the public. Presentation will wrap up at 10:45, breakouts will be available after that. Don't miss this opportunity to participate in shaping our district's future!
Charlotte City Council District 7
The Ballantyne Hotel
10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28277
Wanted to let everyone know of the Open House for the Bryant Farms Rd. Extension and South Charlotte Reinvestment Program projects on May 16, 2019 from 6-8pm at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church.
South Charlotte Partners has been actively involved over the past year advocating for funding, facilitating community engagement and prioritizing these area projects and is happy that CDOT is now hosting this community meeting.
Please attend these public meetings for the proposed Pineville-Ballantyne Light Rail line and provide your input.
It has been reported by CMS District 6 Board Member Sean Strain that CMS will purchase the land across the street from Ardrey Kell High School that was recently rezoned for single family and townhomes in order to build a new school in the area.
For more information, please review CMS Board Member Sean Strain's Facebook Post HERE.
Your action is needed to support funding for 4 major road projects in South Charlotte.
We all know the amount of congestion in our area and this will only increase with the extraordinary growth happening in South Charlotte.
The Projects include:
▪ H150245 - Ballantyne Commons Parkway (U-6030) - Widen from 2 to 4 lanes from Annalexa Lane to Rea Rd.
▪ H150597 - Ardrey Kell Road - Widen roadway from US 521(Johnston Road) to Rea Road to 4 lane median divided road.
▪ H150595 - Lancaster Highway - Widen from NC51 in Pineville to Ballantyne Commons Pkwy in South Charlotte from 2 to 4 lane median divided road.
▪ H171318 - Ardrey Kell Road - Widen from 2 to 4 lanes with bicycle and pedestrian enhancements between Rea Rd. and Providence Rd.
As these are Division Needs Projects, the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization's (CRTPO) public comment period for assigning local input points for these projects is from Sept. 20 - Oct. 4, 2018.
The local input points are part of the process to develop the 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) which is a listing of projects to be delivered within an upcoming ten-year work program.
This plan is administered by NCDOT and is called "Prioritization 5.0."
The local input points account for up to 30% of a project's overall score. Right now, most of these projects are slated to be completed decades from now so it is imperative that we do our part to help move these projects up on the list!
To see the formal press release for the public comment period click HERE
Thanks, in part, to your efforts with the previous public comment period for Lancaster Hwy, it was selected to be moved up and to be funded and constructed within the next decade - check out the NCDOT press release HERE.
TAKE ACTION: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask that they please "assign local input points to projects H150245 (Ballantyne Commons Pkwy), H150597 (Ardrey Kell Rd),H150595 (Lancaster Hwy), and H171318 (Ardrey Kell Rd) for the 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Plan."
This is a notice for a Community Meeting for Rezoning Petition No. 2018-094 relating to an approximately 2.03 acre site located at 11831 Elm Lane.
The existing zoning is R-12 MF (Multi-Family) (CD), and the Petitioner is requesting that the site be rezoned to the UR-2 (CD) zoning district to accommodate a residential community on the site that could contain up to 20 for sale townhome units.
The Community Meeting relating to this rezoning request was held on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30pm in Mecklenburg Hall at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church located at 8601 Bryant Farms Road.
Find a copy of the meeting notice HERE. Participating in rezoning meetings is important as the community is able to receive information and raise any concerns about the development.
We will continue to bring updates regarding this rezoning as they become available.
Find more information about the meeting/rezoning by clicking on the link below:
This is a community notice for a Community Meeting for Rezoning Petition No. 2018-090 relating to an approximately 1.15 acre site on the northeast corner of the intersection of Providence Rd. and Allison Woods Drive.
The existing zoning is R-3, and the Petitioner is requesting that the site be rezoned to the MUDD-O (CD) zoning district to accommodate a climate controlled self-storage facility.
The Community Meeting relating to this rezoning request was held on Tuesday, August 28th. Find a copy of the meeting notice HERE.
Participating rezoning meetings is important as the community is able to raise concerns regarding the development.
Find more information about the meeting/rezoning using the link below:
This is a community notice for the I-485 Express Lanes Pre-Construction Public Open Houses. The I-485 Express Lanes project proposes to add one express lane in each direction on I-485 between 1-77 and U.S. 74 (Independence Blvd).
The proposed road project also includes improvements to the John Street Interchange, a new interchange at Weddington Road, adding one general purpose lane in each direction along I-485 between Rea Rd. and Providence Rd., and the widening of the Ballantyne Commons Parkway Bridge. The project is scheduled to begin construction in the Summer of 2019.
The two open houses will be held on:
* Wednesday, July 25th from 4-7pm at CPCC Levine Campus Building II - 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, NC 28105
* Thursday, July 26th from 4-7pm at Pineville United Methodist Church - 110 S. Polk Street, Pineville, NC 28134.
Please be sure and attend to ask questions, collect information, offer suggestions, and make your voice be heard.
Check out: https://publicinput.com/i-485-charlotte to find information on how to submit comments or questions, or call 1-800-254-0498.
This is a community notice regarding the rezoning of the 7.5 acres on the west side of Elm Lane, south of the intersection of Camfield Street and Elm Lane - to the rear of Living Hope at Ballantyne. The existing zoning is R-3 and Petition 2018-044 seeks to rezone it to the UR-2(CD) zoning district for up to 65 townhome dwelling units.
A community meeting was held on May 2nd. A second community meeting was held on Wednesday, June 27th and the City Council hearing was on July 16th.
The Petitioner deferred the public hearing to have more time to make revisions to the rezoning plan and held another meeting with area residents. With the deferral, the earliest date for a City Council vote on the petition is in September.
You can find out more about the rezoning with the link below. If you need additional information please contact Mr. John Kinley with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Staff at 704-336-2205 or email@example.com
Your action is needed to support funding for US 521 (Lancaster Highway/Johnston Rd) to be widened from the S. Carolina line to Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
We all know the amount of congestion on this major thoroughfare in our area and this will only increase with the extraordinary growth happening just south of us in Lancaster County.
As this is a Regional Impact Project, the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization's (CRTPO) public comment period for assigning local input points for this project is from May 21 - June 20, 2018.
The local input points are part of the process to develop the 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) which is a listing of projects to be delivered within an upcoming ten-year work program. This plan is administered by NCDOT and is called "Prioritization 5.0."
The local input points account for up to 30% of a project's overall score. Right now US 521 is scheduled to have funding complete in 2035 so it is imperative that we do our part to help move the widening of Lancaster Hwy up on the list!
To see the formal press release for the public comment period click HERE
TAKE ACTION: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask that they please "assign local input points to Lancaster Hwy/Johnston Rd widening project (H171312) for the 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Plan."
Make Your Voice Heard About New Development & Zoning Laws!
Now is the time to provide your input about the new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). According to the UDO website, "Charlotte has more than doubled its population since the 1990s, yet the main policies and regulations that guide growth and development have not been comprehensively updated since that time. This exceptional growth is projected to continue for the foreseeable future due, in part, to the City’s strong economy and quality of life."
"Place Types and Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is a city-wide effort aimed at updating the policies and regulations that guide growth and development in Charlotte." Find more information on the UDO here.
There will be several events allowing Charlotte residents to provide input regarding the reshaping of zoning laws and the development of the Unified Development Ordinance. Including:
Upcoming Place Types/UDO Events
Thur. March 22, 2018 – Planning to Win: Charlotte’s Vision
Fri. March 23, 2018 – What Can UDO Coffee Talk
Sat. March 24, 2018 – What Can UDO Summit
To find out more about these events and to register, please visit the events page on the UDO website here
Below is a community notice regarding the rezoning of the 36 acres located on the south side of Ardrey Kell Rd. (just opposite Ardrey Kell High School).
The existing zoning for the 36.7 acres is R-3. This Petition, 2017-171, as submitted is for MX-2 (innovative) and provides for single family detached homes and townhomes for a total of 220 dwellings according to the revised site plan, together with accessory uses as allowed in the MX-2 Zoning District.
There was a Community Meeting on November 29th where more details were shared regarding the petition. Here is a link to the Meeting Report. There was a 2nd community meeting on Monday, February 26th to discuss changes to the site plan.
The Zoning Committee Meeting was held on March 6th and the City Council Public Hearing date was March 19, 2018.
If you need additional information please contact Mr. John Kinley with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Staff at 704-336-2205 or email@example.com
Participating in the rezoning process is important because the development of such a large tract of land has the potential to increase the strain on the already congested stretch between North Community House Rd, and Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The community should be able to raise concerns regarding traffic, congestion, necessary road improvements to nearby intersections, increased entrance and exit lanes to the high school, and pedestrian safety including crosswalks and sidewalks.
Please find information on this rezoning from the Charlotte Planning website HERE.
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization's (CRTPO) public comment period for the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is from January 16- February 17, 2018.
The 2045 MTP is very important as it includes transportation projects to be implemented over the next 25 years to reduce congestion and improve mobility. South Charlotte transportation projects are included in the MTP and this is a prime opportunity for us to let CRTPO know that these projects are important to help relieve congestion in our area. Find more info HERE
The Ballantyne/South Charlotte projects are listed below by their MTP ID number, along with the year there will likely be adequate funding for the project (the Horizon Year):
3148 - Providence Rd. - Widen from Ardrey Kell Rd. to Ballantyne Commons Pkwy / McKee Rd. (Horizon Year 2035)
3147 - Ballantyne Commons Pkwy - Widen from 2 to 4 lanes from Annalexa Lane to Williams Pond Ln. (Horizon Year 2035)
3150 - Johnston Rd - Widen from 4 lanes to 6 lanes from Lancaster Hywy to Ballantyne Commons Pkwy (Horizon Year 2035)
3151 - Ardrey Kell Rd.- Widen from 2 lanes to 4 lanes from Marvin Road to Tom Short Rd (Horizon Year 2045)
Find a list of the all the projects in the brochure HERE.
Be sure to include the MTP ID number (provided above) when you leave a comment about a specific project.
Please participate to support funding for roads in our area!
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