In short they want to transform 84% of neighborhoods in the city by allowing multi family housing to be built anywhere. Not right next to your R-3 neighborhood but rather right next door to your R-3 zoned home.
Imagine living on Vernon Drive just off Providence Road. Its a nice little neighborhood with a winding tree lined street. The elderly couple next door decide to move to a retirement home and put their property up for sale. Less that a month later the two story colonial is gone and over the next few months you realize much to your horror the builder is constructing a three story monster, not a McMansion but rather a three unit triplex. So instead of a nice old couple you get three families with 2.9 kids each, never mind that your property was once zoned R-3.
The plan, called the Unified Development Ordinance would eliminate, forever single-family-only zoning and allow duplexes and triplexes to be built in current single-family home neighborhoods.
Fourplexes would also be allowed where single-family detached dwellings are permitted if there's an affordable housing aspect to them.
In other words add section 8 housing and you get a bonus family!
Its called "density saturation" a way to build up the tax base in a city that can no longer expand her city limits via annexation. The cost is the quality of life we once enjoyed.
All because according to Braxton Winston “Single-family zoning is a policy of segregation" adding "I will not support racist ideology and philosophies."
According to WFAE: During the debate over Charlotte’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Winston has been the most outspoken council member in favor of eliminating single-family-only zoning. Winston has said on social media, in response to residents, that the zoning is a “tool of segregation” and that people trying to keep it are “advocating for segregation.”
These clowns on Charlotte City Council are all in favor of signing off on the plan this month. With little or no discussion because they think it will encourage more affordable housing.
Never mind that the bottle necks Charlotte City Council has already created with rezoning on Providence Road at Sharon Amity, Strawberry Hill, Arboretum and Waverly. What used to take 15 mins to travel from the Union County line to Uptown is now a 30 minute trip during COVID and its only going to get worse.
Now these same Bozos want to put multi family housing in your neighborhood.
The sad truth is Charlotte is on its way to becoming Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, or Atlanta. This is not a years progression rather overnight. White flight has been occurring for sometime and the momentum has now accelerated. The wedge of prosperity has narrowed extensively over the last decade. What once was an area of South Blvd to Albemarle Road in the 1990's has been reduced to Park Road to Randolph/Sardis Roads.
Our city, run by liberals has installed the most racist City County Government in the history of North Carolina. There is a total lack of diversity within leadership roles and the Unified Development Ordinance is simply the result of that leadership.