Protest Over Re-Zoning Petition in Mallard Creek Area - myfoxcarolinas.com

Protest Over Re-Zoning Petition in Mallard Creek Area

Posted: Updated:
  • Amanda O'HaraMore>>

  • Amanda O’Hara

    Amanda O’Hara

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-02 22:12:45 GMT
    I'm a digital journalist from Charlotte, North Carolina. I was in the United States Air Force for seven and a half years. I was a JAG paralegal in the Air Force, but still wanted to pursue my love of television broadcasting. 
    I'm a digital journalist from Charlotte, North Carolina. I was in the United States Air Force for seven and a half years. I was a JAG paralegal in the Air Force, but still wanted to pursue my love of television broadcasting. 
  • Men Walk in High Heels for "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes"

    Men Walk in High Heels for "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes"

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:46:56 GMT
    More than 100 men took the streets to walk a mile in high heels. There was a special reason behind it all; it was to raise money for Safe Alliance, a non-profit organization in Charlotte. Safe Alliance assists and houses victims of domestic violence.
    More than 100 men took the streets to walk a mile in high heels. There was a special reason behind it all; it was to raise money for Safe Alliance, a non-profit organization in Charlotte. Safe Alliance assists and houses victims of domestic violence.
  • Volunteers Help Make A Homerun in Shelby

    Volunteers Help Make A Homerun in Shelby

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:59:47 GMT
    "Take me out to the ball game...." You know the song but did you know that Shelby is hosting the American Legion World Series? This isn't the first time for the city to host the big event.
    "Take me out to the ball game...." You know the song but did you know that Shelby is hosting the American Legion World Series? This isn't the first time for the city to host the big event.
People in Mallard Creek area neighborhoods held a peaceful protest on Friday morning. They want City Council to vote "no" on a petition that would bring more apartment complexes and a grocery store on Prosperity Church Road near the Highland Creek area.

Neighbors say schools are already overcrowded in the area, traffic is congested, and there are three grocery stores within one mile. People in the community told me they were promised something similar to a "Birkdale Village" back in 1999 and they said the area can support that type of village.

"City Council and planning need to understand, they work for us. Start listening to what we want, not what they want," said Reese Untz who is against the re-zoning petition.

The petition is 13-94.  There is a proposed plan by developers could bring an additional grocery and more apartment complexes to the area.  People in surrounding neighborhoods say schools are already overcrowded and additional apartment complexes would bring more congestion and devalue property.

"This area deserves so much more than a strip center. This area, what we have here in housing. I mean we have great people in this area," said Sarah Zdeb who is against the re-zoning petition.

The message this group wanted to get across to City Council was sent through signs that read "We The People Say No to Apartment Complexes" and through words.

"You better be voting no like we're already telling you so you better listen to what all these people are saying if you want to get elected again," said Untz.

City Council will vote next month on the petition.  City Councilman Gregory Phipps said he was unaware of the protest but said the public can voice their opinion at the City Council meeting on July 21st at 6 pm.





Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices