Below, find alerts for the Ballantyne Community regarding important topics, such as community events, local rezonings, school updates & safety notices.
Make Your Voice Heard About New Development & Zoning Laws!
Now is the time to provide your input about the new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). According to the UDO website, "Charlotte has more than doubled its population since the 1990s, yet the main policies and regulations that guide growth and development have not been comprehensively updated since that time. This exceptional growth is projected to continue for the foreseeable future due, in part, to the City’s strong economy and quality of life."
"Place Types and Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is a city-wide effort aimed at updating the policies and regulations that guide growth and development in Charlotte." Find more information on the UDO here.
There will be several events allowing Charlotte residents to provide input regarding the reshaping of zoning laws and the development of the Unified Development Ordinance. Including:
Upcoming Place Types/UDO Events
Thur. March 22, 2018 – Planning to Win: Charlotte’s Vision
Fri. March 23, 2018 – What Can UDO Coffee Talk
Sat. March 24, 2018 – What Can UDO Summit
To find out more about these events and to register, please visit the events page on the UDO website here
Below is a community notice regarding the rezoning of the 36 acres located on the south side of Ardrey Kell Rd. (just opposite Ardrey Kell High School).
The existing zoning for the 36.7 acres is R-3. This Petition, 2017-171, as submitted is for MX-2 (innovative) and provides for single family detached homes and townhomes for a total of 220 dwellings according to the revised site plan, together with accessory uses as allowed in the MX-2 Zoning District.
There was a Community Meeting on November 29th where more details were shared regarding the petition. Here is a link to the Meeting Report. There was a 2nd community meeting on Monday, February 26th to discuss changes to the site plan.
The Zoning Committee Meeting was held on March 6th and the City Council Decision will be on March 19th.
If you need additional information please contact Mr. John Kinley with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Staff at 704-336-2205 or email@example.com
Participating in the rezoning process is important because the development of such a large tract of land has the potential to increase the strain on the already congested stretch between North Community House Rd, and Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The community should be able to raise concerns regarding traffic, congestion, necessary road improvements to nearby intersections, increased entrance and exit lanes to the high school, and pedestrian safety including crosswalks and sidewalks.
Please find information on this rezoning from the Charlotte Planning website HERE.
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization's (CRTPO) public comment period for the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is from January 16- February 17, 2018.
The 2045 MTP is very important as it includes transportation projects to be implemented over the next 25 years to reduce congestion and improve mobility. South Charlotte transportation projects are included in the MTP and this is a prime opportunity for us to let CRTPO know that these projects are important to help relieve congestion in our area. Find more info HERE
The Ballantyne/South Charlotte projects are listed below by their MTP ID number, along with the year there will likely be adequate funding for the project (the Horizon Year):
3148 - Providence Rd. - Widen from Ardrey Kell Rd. to Ballantyne Commons Pkwy / McKee Rd. (Horizon Year 2035)
3147 - Ballantyne Commons Pkwy - Widen from 2 to 4 lanes from Annalexa Lane to Williams Pond Ln. (Horizon Year 2035)
3150 - Johnston Rd - Widen from 4 lanes to 6 lanes from Lancaster Hywy to Ballantyne Commons Pkwy (Horizon Year 2035)
3151 - Ardrey Kell Rd.- Widen from 2 lanes to 4 lanes from Marvin Road to Tom Short Rd (Horizon Year 2045)
Find a list of the all the projects in the brochure HERE.
Be sure to include the MTP ID number (provided above) when you leave a comment about a specific project.
Please participate to support funding for roads in our area!