Several projects were approved at Monday night’s Charlotte City Council meeting — but not all.
A petition by North Wendover Partners LLC to rezone a 2.5-acre site at the intersection of North Wendover Road and Melchor Avenue was unanimously denied by City Council. The applicant had plans to build up to 38 townhouses in the Wendover/Sedgewood neighborhood, but council ultimately felt the project was not in keeping with the area’s character, with single-family residential development surrounding the site.
Another petition by Essex Homes also was unanimously voted down by council. That proposed project, on a 0.7-acre site on West Summit Avenue, was an infill development of four single-family attached units between Merriman Avenue and Willmore Drive.
Council member LaWana Mayfield, who represents the district containing the parcel, said she felt the project wasn’t a good fit long-term for the community.
“A major project that is coming in that area that we have no control over will potentially cause some challenges with the quality of life in this part of town,” Mayfield said.
A new hotel is heading to SouthPark: Petitioner JWM Family Enterprises Inc. won unanimous approval to build a second 170-room Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) flag hotel at the intersection of Roxborough and Rexford roads. That 5.3-acre site already contains the 200-room Marriott SouthPark. Renderings filed with the project indicate the new flag will be of the AC Hotels portfolio, a largely-international brand of Marriott. Council member Kenny Smith, who represents SouthPark, commended the developers for working with neighboring homeowners associations in regards to consistency with other nearby projects, something many SouthPark residents are frustrated about in proposed projects.
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