STEELE CREEK NEWS
Plans Senior Housing on S Tryon near Moss Road
Catholic Diocese of Charlotte Housing Corporation has
requested rezoning for a 20.6 acre parcel on S Tryon St west of Good
Shepherd Methodist Church to allow construction of up to 273 elderly
and special needs multi-family dwelling units. The site would also
contain a chapel and could include an adult care center. (See
Rezoning Petition 2011-045.)
The Diocese has owned
the property for many years and has been holding it for possible use
as a parish or cemetery, but their current need is for senior
The first building
would be constructed in the southwest corner of the property and
contain 13 apartments for special needs seniors.
will manage this facility. InReach provides residential and
community supports and services for children and adults with
developmental and other disabilities in residential and community
Special Needs Adult
schedule is uncertain, but the Diocese plans to pursue the project
as vigorously as possible because the need is great. If the City
Council approves the rezoning in September, the first building could
be ready for occupancy by the end of 2012. The remaining buildings
would be built in phases over the next five years.
The plan allows for a
second building with an additional 13 apartments for special needs
seniors, but these may be replaced by apartments for the elderly.
An adult care center
or an apartment building with up to 60 units for the elderly is
planned for the southeast corner of the site.
Up to 200 apartments
would be in several buildings surrounding an open courtyard in the
central and northern portions of the site. These buildings would be
up to three stories tall.
Apartments would have
either one bedroom (at least 700 square feet total) or two bedrooms
(at least 900 square feet total). The apartments will be subsidized
through tax credits or other means and generally would be available
to fixed-income seniors. They would not be limited to Catholics.
Also planned for the
site is a non-denominational chapel with seating for up to 100. The
chapel would be available to all but likely would have a Catholic
The Public Hearing
for the rezoning petition is scheduled for July 18, 2011.
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