STEELE CREEK NEWS
Road Area on Track for Annexation in 2011
(August 5, 2010)
Based on the lack of
interest from residents and property owners from the area of Steele
Creek slated for annexation in 2011, the annexation should proceed
through the process with little opposition. At tonight's information
meeting, no one asked any questions about the Whitehall-Beam Road
area, and when someone asked if anyone was there from the Whitehall
Qualifying Area, no one spoke up.
even numbered year, the City of Charlotte identifies areas it plans
to annex the following summer. Occasionally, opponents provide the
City Council with compelling reasons to exclude their areas. Such
seems not the case in the Whitehall-Beam Road area.
Described as the
"Whitehall" Qualifying Area, the proposed annexation 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.
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.
The Charlotte City Council will conduct a Public
Hearing on the annexation at their regular business meeting on
August 23. If you are interesting in speaking at the Public Hearing,
Charlotte City Clerk's Office at 704-336-2248.
The City Council is
expected to pass the Annexation
Ordinance in November 2010. The annexation will take effect on June 30, 2011.
city services, such as trash and recycling collection and fire
protection, will happen immediately and automatically, 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 (July 3, 2005).