A Proposed High Rise Could Block Metropolitan Views - FOX 35 News Orlando

A Proposed High Rise Could Block Metropolitan Views

Posted: Updated:
  • Logan SherrillMore>>

  • Logan Sherrill

    Logan Sherrill

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-03-19 16:28:40 GMT
    I’m a local boy from Claremont, North Carolina. I attended Western Carolina University where I received a B.S. in Communication with a double concentration of broadcasting and journalism. While in college I was the General Manager of WWCU-FM and color commentated WCU football basketball games.
    I’m a local boy from Claremont, North Carolina. I attended Western Carolina University where I received a B.S. in Communication with a double concentration of broadcasting and journalism. While in college I was the General Manager of WWCU-FM and color commentated WCU football basketball games.
  • Charlotte Knights Reflect on First Season in Uptown

    Charlotte Knights Reflect on First Season in Uptown

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:15:58 GMT
    Charlotte Knights players and management look back on the return of baseball in Uptown Charlotte.
    Charlotte Knights players and management look back on the return of baseball in Uptown Charlotte.
  • A Dream Come True; Young Fan Becomes a Charlotte Knight

    A Dream Come True; Young Fan Becomes a Charlotte Knight

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:12:34 GMT

     The Charlotte Knights teamed with Make-A-Wish to fulfill a young fan's dream of being a baseball player.

     The Charlotte Knights teamed with Make-A-Wish to fulfill a young fan's dream of being a baseball player.

Levine Properties proposed a 20 to 25 story hotel/multi-family high rise near the Metropolitan Complex on Monday.

The announcement was made during a public hearing to which people who live in the Metropolitan voiced their concerns about a large building.
The site is a 1.3 acre undeveloped piece of land next to the Metropolitan. It is on the corner of Metropolitan Ave. & S Kings Dr.

They said that not only will the building potentially block their views but they also believe it will cause more traffic problems in an already congested area.

Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey is the representative over District 1 (area around the Metropolitan) and she understands the frustrations people who live there.

"I understand why the people who live there have that concern. They live with it 24-7," Kinsey said.

However a 2005 Charlotte City Council ruling approved the construction of a 250-foot building in the same location as the newly proposed building by Levine Properties.

"We rezoned the whole master plan for the Metropolitan area, and it was included in that at 250 feet," Kinsey said. "I had forgotten it, and I voted back then," Kinsey added.

This announcement comes with the growing needs of more hotel rooms in Charlotte. There weren't enough rooms in the city to meet the high demand when the Democratic National Convention was in town in 2012.

"The CRVA (Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority) says that we do need more hotel rooms," said Kinsey. "If we need hotel rooms, I certainly think it's good for the city."

Another positive that could be seen from this new plan is that the developer has partnered with the Mecklenburg Parks & Recreation Department. They are working hand in hand to insure the Greenway is preserved.

"Being a Greenway fan, I appreciate that," Kinsey said.

The City Council will vote on an approval or denial of the proposed plan at the end of the month.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • With These Handz DJ Academy

    With These Handz DJ Academy

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:05:33 GMT
    With These Handz DJ Academy in NoDa offers classes for ages 12 and up. Students learn several techniques and spin all types of music. Tuesday the DJ's at With These Handz took Charity Bailey to school on the ones and twos and even put her hands to the test.
    With These Handz DJ Academy in NoDa offers classes for ages 12 and up. Students learn several techniques and spin all types of music. Tuesday the DJ's at With These Handz took Charity Bailey to school on the ones and twos and even put her hands to the test.
  • What are the Panthers Worth?

    What are the Panthers Worth?

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:40:04 GMT
    Panthers.comPanthers.com
    The Carolina Panthers are nearing their first regular-season home game in their newly renovated stadium and some in the Carolinas are asking if the $87.5 million investment was really worth it.
    The Carolina Panthers are nearing their first regular-season home game in their newly renovated stadium and some in the Carolinas are asking if the $87.5 million investment was really worth it.
  • Understanding the ISIS Threat

    Understanding the ISIS Threat

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:24:24 GMT
    Americans are watching closely the events in Iraq and Syria as ISIS continues to spread terror through the region.Ross Bulla, president of Treadstone Group Inc., spoke to Good Day Carolinas about the situation and threat to the U.S.
    Americans are watching closely the events in Iraq and Syria as ISIS continues to spread terror through the region.Ross Bulla, president of Treadstone Group Inc., spoke to Good Day Carolinas about the situation and threat to the U.S.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices