One of the last large parcels of undeveloped land in south Charlotte could soon be home to a new community of homes and offices.
Ninety acres at the intersection of Providence and Ardrey Kell roads near Interstate 485 are being eyed by developers. They're asking the city to rezone the property. The project hasn't been named yet, but it would include two office buildings, 80 homes, 345 apartments, a grocery store, medical offices and restaurants.
Developers called it the blank canvas they've been looking for to create a new walkable community.
Neighbors said with still aren't sure about the project.
"It is not my first preference to have that," said Chris Strzepek, who lives nearby in the Providence Country Club community. "I don't think we need any more traffic there."
Developers said they've already begun talks with neighborhood groups and have gotten positive feedback about their plans.
Some neighbors, though, remain skeptical and hope city leaders will keep a close eye on the developers' plans.
"I just think the re-zoning out to be much more carefully thought out than it seems to be," said Sue Dyer.
"I think if it's planned correctly it'll probably be something good," Strzepek said. "But my experience has been that planning doesn't always go very smoothly."