Southpark apartment complex approved by city council

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The proposed eight-story complex with 300 units on the corner of Barclay Downs Drive and Morrison Boulevard in Southpark was approved Monday night by the City Council.

Some neighbors have been fighting the complex for months; petitioning the mayor and council members, saying it's too big and would bring too many cars to the area.

Some businesses say they could use the extra foot traffic.

"I think that would be great, especially right around the corner. You could totally just walk here. The increase of business that it would bring would be incredible," said manager Jaime Stegall.

"It's too high, it's too big, it's too much on too little."

The project is estimated to make the city $750,000 in tax revenue.