WEDDINGTON — Weddington’s Town Council is saying “no” to a proposed development that would bring 2,110 units of high density residential development, 360 multi-family apartments and 31.5 acres of commercial development to an area that shares a border with the Village of Wesley Chapel.
The development is called Park Place.
Park Place “will not be compatible nor be in harmony with the existing residential area,” the resolution states.
At their regular meeting on Monday (Oct. 12), the council voted unanimously to pass the resolution in hopes it will persuade the Union County Board of Commissioners to deny construction of the development.
The resolution states “a large majority of citizens in Weddington and in neighboring areas” are not in favor of it for several reasons.
According to the resolution, Park Place would be a “burden” on infrastructure and adds growth to an area that needs improvements to meet the current growth. Meaning, Potter Road, New Town Road and NC 84 are already over capacity and could not sustain a high density development like Park Place. Too, the resolution states the development would “overwhelm” the adjacent minor country roads.
In addition to roads, the town council has concerns about increased flooding and stormwater control issues.