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Battle in the Dilworth Neighborhood

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The Charlotte Planning Commission met on Wednesday night to determine a recommendation for the Dilworth neighborhood. It was part of Re-Zoning Petition 14-63.

Developers want to build townhomes in the neighborhood.  They would not talk to us on camera but in the meeting they noted they made changes to the plan.  They also believed people in the neighborhood would support townhomes in the area.

Walt Guyer lives in the Dilworth neighborhood and was at the meeting on Wednesday to represent the neighborhood. He said the neighborhood wants single-family homes instead of the proposed townhomes.

"Right across the street in the Southend area, there are tons of apartments that line the lightrail and then you're transitioning into single-family homes so we just think that's the natural progression," said Guyer.

The Dilworth community has three apartment complexes close in distance to each other. Townhomes are adjacent to single-family homes.

“We’ve seen townhomes developed on the corner of our street. We’re OK with that but what we want to see for the rest of the street is single-family homes developing just like you do on the other side of the street,” said Guyer.

The Planning Commission decided early Wednesday night to recommend City Council deny the proposed plan. A member of the commission told us off-camera that they made that recommendation based off the density in the Dilworth neighborhood.  City Council will meet in September.

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