Thursday, November 29, 2007

The one you've been waiting for

What will happen to the Roy White property on 7th Street? What will happen to the properties assembled by David Krug across the street? Find out Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. when Chris Branch of the Boulevard Company makes a presentation to the Elizabeth Community Association at the Hawthorne Rec Center. Boulevard has apparently either acquired or is in the process of acquiring both sets of properties, and will be seeking rezoning from the city. They'll want to get input from the ECA first. The meeting Dec. 11 will be the first steps in that process.

Boulevard did the Laurel Ridge development at Randolph and Laurel. You may recall they originally sought a rezoning that would have allowed more units on that site. The city, after consulting with the ECA, denied the rezoning request for higher density.

I don't think I can overstate the importance of the 7th Street projects to the neighborhood. If you live in Elizabeth or if you just occasionally drive on 7th, you have a stake in the results. Come to the meeting and let your voice be heard.

7 comments:

beaumontstyle said...

Yowsa! Big news. Thanks for the tip!

an said...

let me guess more condos?

Anonymous said...

Is it possible for Chris Branch to do a project that doesn't upset 3/4 of the impacted neighborhood. We fought the Laurel rezoning and are now fighting a rezoning attempt by him to put an 11 story structure on Selwyn Ave. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

"The one we've been waiting for?"

Hardly.....

Anonymous said...

I guess because I am new to the area I think things like this are great! Finally somone to clean up that rats nest Dollar General and get rid of our bar-food restaurants. IF I never see another chicken pita on a menu I'll be a happy man.
"The one we've been waiting for"....oh yeah! Bring it on!

fuddy-duddy said...

I moved out of Elizabeth a while back after enjoying several years there. I always thought the intersection of 7th and Pecan was the best part about it. It had more of a homey, neighborhood feel. It wasn't trendy, and it didn't try to be.

If it's going to be a site of more generic Buckhead-ification, I'm glad I left.

an said...

The problem with Charlotte is when they allow developers to do whatever they want. By building structures that are not in sync with the rest of the neighborhood it changes the character. However, the garish shopping strip built in the 1970’s should go. The Boulevard Company could build a more architecturally significant edifice that encourages a more pedestrian friendly environment, with commercial space in the ground floor, making it in tune with the essence of the Elizabeth neighborhood.


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