2 memory care homes to be built in south Charlotte

2 memory care centers to be built in south Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Last summer a developer wanted to build a hotel between two facilities on a 1-acre plot of land on Park South Drive, but that plan was abandoned.

On Tuesday, a memory care day center said it is buying the land and plans to build two family homes with six beds each.

The homes will be used to house adults with memory loss.

"This is such a happy day for us, the families we serve, and the Charlotte community," says Lynn Ivey, founder and CEO of The Ivey, a nonprofit. "It's the perfect way to allow us to expand our service offerings for families living with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer's and other dementias."

Channel 9 covered the story last summer when a developer proposed building a five-story hotel on the plot of land.

The Ivey and Brighton Gardens assisted living facility on the other side of the property all opposed its use as a hotel, particularly given the area's population of families with young children and frail older adults.