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CHA-Strawn Rezoning Petition 2010-022

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IT’S TIME TO ACT … Rezoning Petition 2010-022 goes before City Council this coming Monday night, 6/21 @6:00 pm Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) plans to rezone the 17-acre Strawn site and then sell off parcels to developers. CHA’s current plan for this site: (1) ignores the recommendations of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the world-class land planning group - and in fact almost triples ULI recommendation of about 674 units on site (2) disregards the ULI challenge to create a mixed-income, affordable housing site for Charlotte (3) given the sites proximity to historic residential and the city's acknowledged sensitivity to that fact, we certainly would expect a plan that falls below TOD maximums. This project exceeds TOD maximums - almost 1 1/2 SouthPark Malls! (4) does not provide specific development standards that protect adjacent neighbors or the community We oppose this project in its current form, believing it needs more time and thoughtful collaboration This petition will be sent to all Charlotte city council members, the mayor, and appropriate city and county staff.

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