STEELE CREEK NEWS
Requested for Development Study for Undeveloped Area East of Berewick
17, 2017) The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department will be
holding two public meetings to give Steele Creek residents an
opportunity to participate in the review and analysis of proposed
projects in an area east of Berewick. See
Public Meeting Notice. The study area is generally
bounded by I-485 on the north, Steele Creek Road on the west,
Brown-Grier Road on the south, and the creek along the west side of
school property on the east. The area also includes areas south of
Brown-Grier Road that are part of the Grier farm property.
There will be a
Kick-Off meeting on Tuesday, March 7 and a Wrap-Up meeting on
Tuesday, March 14. There will also be Design Workshops on Tuesday
through Friday, March 7-10. All meetings are at Kennedy Middle
Why do a study now?
Since the adoption of
the Steele Creek Area Plan (adopted 2012), significant development
has been occurring in the area. The size, scale, and timing of the
proposed developments today are more intense than what was
anticipated with the area plan, and this Development Study process
is a way for the City to review and analyze what type of development
is appropriate for the area.
Area residents should
be aware that the Development Study will not change the adopted
future land use for the area, but will instead help develop a series
of guidelines and recommendations to help direct current development
proposals for the area.
The whole area currently is zoned R-3 (up to
three residential units per acre) except for the area along Steele
Creek Road at Dixie River Road where the BP station, Bo Jangles, and dental office are located.
That is zoned for Neighborhood Services.
The Steele Creek Area
Plan calls for residential development with up to six dwelling units
per acre for the entire area north of Brown-Grier Road and
residential development with up to four dwelling units per acre on
the Grier farm property south of Brown-Grier Road. See
Southwest District Adopted Future Land Use map. However, the
Area Plan further states that "consideration will be given to a
mixture of residential, office, and retail uses along Steele Creek
Road. Retail development should be limited to a convenience size
center (70,000 square feet maximum)."
The study area
includes four areas of interest:
neighborhood with about thirteen residences north of the BP station
is currently for sale as a unit. Whoever purchases this area likely
submit a petition for a commercial or mixed use development.
Petition 2017-023 by LG Acquisitions, LLC requests
rezoning to MUDD-O (Mixed Use Development District-Optional). It
requests up to 85,000 square feet of retail (including a Lidl
grocery, restaurants, personal services, offices, and other
commercial uses), up to 105 hotel units, and up to 200 residential
The grocery is by the German chain Lidl,
described as "upscale discount."
Property: A 176 acre parcel owned by Sarah Belk Gambrell
(Steele Creek Limited Partnership (1997)) is available for future
development, likely residential.
Grier Farm: Pulte Home Corporation has submitted
2016-120 for the Grier Farm along both sides of Brown-Grier Road. The
submitted site plan calls for 292 apartments, 550 townhomes, and an
80,000 square foot shopping center on 127 acres. This plan is currently under
revision and is likely to become less intense.
Please RSVP to Alberto Gonzalez of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Planning Department at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend so that they can
have an idea of how many people to expect. You may also email Mr.
Gonzalez with questions.
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