Thursday, February 5, 2015

Two fill-in home projects planned in Dilworth

Two projects a block apart in Dilworth are up for rezoning soon, and if approved they would fill in small lots near Kenilworth Avenue and East Boulevard with dozens of housing units.

First up: A petition to rezone about four tenths of an acre at Kenilworth and Fillmore avenues. The plan would allow building nine townhouses on vacant land next to the Kenilworth Commons shopping center. The rezoning, submitted by Meeting Street Homes, is up for a public hearing before city council on February 16.

Elevation of proposed townhouses, from rezoning petitions
Next up: NORCO LLC wants two rezone about two tenths of an acre a block away, at Fillmore and Scott avenues, to allow the construction of up to 24 multi-family attached houses. The petition is up for a public hearing on March 16. Check out the location of both infill pockets below.


I live in this neighborhood, and it's been pretty interesting watching the changes over the past several years. With all of the hulking apartment projects under construction nearby featuring hundreds of units, this scale of infill development is a nice change of pace.

12 comments:

par said...

Dilworth. By far the best neighborhood in Charlotte.

Anonymous said...

Just jamming in multiple home structures everywhere. Killing character and increasing density with no regard to traffic measures, infrastructure, etc...

South Blvd and East Blvd are transportation train wrecks. Someone is going to get seriously hurt.

Anonymous said...

In Washington D.C. they had a bunch for "No More Than 4". Meaning if you tear down a house,you can't more than 4 units.

24 Units on .2 acres...HAVE YOU GONE MAD?!?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

Right 9:58, wouldn't want to kill the character of those vacant lots would we.

Increased density is a good thing for a neighborhood this close to center city. As someone who lived here before and after the road diet of East Blvd and drives, walks, and bikes it on a regular basis, it is 10x better for all involved except maybe for suburban commuters who care far too much that they lose maybe 2 minutes. I have to imagine that you must not live here and feel inconvenienced by density and urban design in general.

Anonymous said...

Those folks in the Kenilworth development are going to love hearing the noise from the Harris Teeter trucks.

copdsux said...

Anon @ 9:58: Maybe the folks complaining are about the density of these projects are victims go their own density(between their ears).

Anonymous said...

And it will be ridiculously expensive. As is most of this city anymore for people making just the median wage. Ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

anon 11:16, how would you propose building a new residential development in an affluent neighborhood close to the center of town, on expensive land, with a small parcel necessitating high density, and turn a profit? supply and demand economics, how do they work? we might need more affordable housing near city amenities, true, but a townhome development in the heart of Dilworth is not a remotely sensible place to make that argument.

Anonymous said...

A difficulty of this location is traffic congestion and dangerous, too-fast driving. The Scott-Morehead-Kenilworth intersections are huge bottlenecks, with no solution in sight.

James Harrison said...

I love the increased density. Hopefully, it'll add more culture and diversity.

James Edgar said...

I think traffic concerns are legitimate. People around here drive like traffic lights are death clocks and they will certainly drop dead if they have to wait for 1 more red light. They run red lights at high speeds, demonstrating they are more than willing to kill people just to get where they're going 1 light faster. The "rude" drivers in DC, NYC and Boston are FAR more friendly than Charlotte drivers. So yes, it does matter to build density without considering the traffic impacts.

Anonymous said...

The traffic concern is true. Literally yesterday the car next to me on East Blvd sped through the intersection with Kenilworth even though the light was red before we got to it. Almost hit THREE other cars. However, they had a NY license plate, which underlines my point that this density will be great for the neighborhood, while traffic is more of a regional issue. Maybe make East Blvd and Kenilworth less friendly to commuters?