South Charlotte Rezoning Fight Comes Amid Controversy Over Eliminating Single-Family-Only Zoning

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – South Charlotte neighbors are pushing back against a proposed townhome community along Providence Road.

It comes as debate grows over a plan that would eliminate single-family-only zoning in Charlotte.

Gwen Marseille and her neighbors are hoping for changes to the proposed townhome community at Providence and Alexander Road.

People who live there have the usual concerns… traffic, congestion…

“Definitely the density. We’ve requested that they drop the number to 40 units and also drop the height to 40 feet,” Marseille says.

The rezoning request comes amid a looming redevelopment fight that could change how neighborhoods look in Charlotte.

Under the proposed 2040 plan, the city would eliminate single-family-only zoning, allowing duplex and triplex type homes to be embedded alongside single-family homes.

It’s a topic that’s sparked debate over the past few weeks, leading Council to look at delaying the plan.

In reaction, the city has set up several listening sessions on the 2040 plan:

Upcoming Listening Sessions

Tuesday, March 16 at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 18 at 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m.