STEELE CREEK NEWS
Approves Annexation in Steele Creek
(November 18, 2010)
At its November 8
meeting, the Charlotte City Council approved annexation of several
areas, including one in Steele Creek. The annexations will take
effect on June 30, 2011.
Labeled the Whitehall
Qualifying Area, the Steele Creek area includes the Stonegrove neighborhood, several
office buildings, and the future Whitehall Corporate Center
expansion area on Arrowood Road; the Ayrshire Glen neighborhood, the Laurel
Valley neighborhood, and the balance of the Carrington Place
Apartments on Shopton Road; and several office and warehouse buildings along Beam
According to the
report available here,
Annexation 2011 (See the Annexation - 2011 Areas link on
the left.), the Whitehall Qualifying Area
contains 664.6 acres and has an estimated population of 1,272.
city services, such as trash and recycling collection and fire
protection, will happen immediately and automatically on July 1, but you'll
need to ask for other, less known services. For a description of
what might happen in your area, see
How to Make the Most out of being Annexed.
Last summer, the city
identified several areas that it planned to study for possible
Identifies 2011 Annexation Study Areas). The areas included
most of the remaining unincorporated area of Steele Creek along
Shopton Road east of I-485 and a large area along Shopton Road West,
including the Sanctuary. New development in Steele Creek has slowed
to a crawl. Portions of the study areas, particularly the Waterlyn
neighborhood, have sufficient development to qualify, but the
overall development does not. The city likely will wait until
further development occurs so that it can use that to qualify
low-density areas that likely will not have qualifying development
on their own for many years.
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