Residents protest against south Charlotte rezoning

Residents protest against south Charlotte rezoning

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 17 at 9:40 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Several residents near a proposed affordable housing development in south Charlotte  protested at the Charlotte City Council meeting on Monday night.

Dozens more watched and listened outside the gallery that was all fired up over plans to turn this 7.23 acre of land into a 70-unit apartment complex.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership wants to build 70 apartments on the land, on the west side of Weddington Road between Simfield Church Road and Portstewart Lane.

That property is currently zoned for a day care, and the partnership needs council members to rezone the property to allow the multi-family apartments.

The citizen campaign began September when the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing authority filed a rezoning petition convinced, the land, originally zoned for a daycare center would better suited the workforce housing residents.

Workforce housing is a household of two making less than $32,0000 a year.

The fight over the proposing rezoning of land in south Charlotte is the latest battle for the city to spread out subsized housing in different parts of Charlotte.



 

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