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VOTE NO to REZONING-SHARON LANE to UR-1 NO FOXCROFT CITY HOMES

This petition made change with 1,325 supporters!


UPDATE: The next City Council meeting will be on  3/27/17. Please continue to spread the word!  The meeting will be the actual VOTE to be held at Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East 4th Street  in the Meeting Chambers at 6:30 PM. 

NO neighbors were made aware of the changes to 18 attached homes submitted to Council on 3/24 although the claim is that neighbors we have not been working with them. 

 HISTORY ON OUR FIGHT......
 A Rezoning petition was filed last April to Rezone 6.32 acres containing 5 single family homes located at 1901, 1911, 1919, 1927, and 1955 Sharon Lane between St. Gabriel’s Church and Heathmoor Lane​.​ The Condominiums violate a primary deed restriction governing Sharon ​Lane.

 The request is to change the zoning from R-3 (single family-3 homes per acre) to UR-1 (Urban residential). The petitioner intends to build 18 attached Condominiums and most recently on 3/13/17 the petitioner decided to change rezoning request from UR-2 to UR-1. The new UR1 zoning would protect and enhance designated single family areas and to encourage age-appropriate infill development. We would prefer this area to remain R-3 which is consistent with ALL of Sharon Lane. R-3 is established to protect and promote the development of single family housing and a limited number of public and institutional uses (source: www.charmeck.org ) 

 This project will create a significant loss of vegetation on these heavily wooded parcels and potential storm water issues on a site that has a 22 foot slope from Sharon Lane to St. Gabriel’s Church property. It will cause 85% of the vegetation to be lost due to the 15% "Tree Save" the developer claims as a positive.​ The grading alone of the steep site and construction will kill most of the trees, and any replacements will be 6" caliper trees that will take decades to mature to the canopy that exists today. Once building permits are issued, the tree ordinance is not enforceable, and the builder faces no repercussions for removing any vegetation that interferes with driveways, utility lines, or sidewalks. Existing zoning of R-3 requires that 65% of open green space is preserved. 

The Condominium construction will be done in 2 phases and is expected to take 4 YEARS to complete. ​


Additionally, the development will have only one entry/exit on Sharon Lane where there are daily backups, forcing drivers to seek alternate routes through secondary streets like Ferncliff Road.  We are worried about increasing traffic and density on a very congested road in a school zone where safety is already a concern. 

If approved this could set a precedent for additional rezoning and construction in the Foxcroft area that is not consistent with the single family character of the homes in our neighborhood. It is the first step to Sharon Lane becoming an extension of Sharon Amity. 



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