Dilworth neighbors make final plea to block pharmacy



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Some residents in Dilworth will make on final plea Monday night to the City Council to try to block a Walgreens from moving in.

They said the pharmacy will change the feel of their neighborhood.

Residents said they are afraid the plans for the pharmacy will create a traffic issue and ruin the historic feel of the neighborhood.

Opponents said that currently, the area is only supposed to be used for office, residential and small retail construction.

They are afraid building a Walgreens with a drive-through would open the door for larger developments in the area.

The plans to build the Walgreens would require five buildings to be torn down, including a 1920’s Tudor-style apartment; a move some neighbors say should be taken with great care.

“We shouldn’t be tearing them down until we can achieve the highest and best use for the site, which this does not clearly achieve,” said Dilworth Community Development Associate representative Cynthia Schwartz.

The city council will hear plans for rezoning the site Monday night. 

Then, they are likely to hear opposition from neighbors.