© 2021 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Charlotte Area

Charlotte City Council OKs Rezonings For YWCA Project And Other Affordable Housing

An architect's drawing shows plans for 104 units of affordable housing at the YWCA site on Park Road.
YWCA/Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership
/
An architect's drawing shows plans for 104 units of affordable housing at the YWCA site on Park Road.

Charlotte City Council Monday night approved zoning changes that clear the way for three projects that will add more than 500 affordable and senior housing units around the city.

The council approved a proposal by Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership for 104 apartments off Park Road. The development is planned on 3.5 acres owned by YWCA Central Carolinas. 

In February, the YWCA and Housing Partnership said the units would be aimed at people making 30% to 60% of the area median income, or about $24,000 to $47,000 a  year for a family of four. The project is expected to be completed by 2023. 

Also approved were: 

  • A plan by a group called Union at Tryon L.P. for up to 200 units in the University City area. This would be built on about 7.5 acres between North Tryon Street and University City Boulevard. The developers have pledged to restrict all units to households making 80 percent or less of the area median income for at least 20 years.
  • A development of 220 units for seniors on East Morehead Street, proposed by Bridgewood Houston Property Co. The site's previous use was for a funeral home and warehouse.