South Charlotte Ballantyne Area News  

POSTED 9/2/2018

Good News..... 
NCDOT and the NC Turnpike Authority has now held the required public meeting and the long awaited contract can be bid for the expansion and widening of I-485. This project will include several much needed interchange improvements. They are a new interchange at Weddington Road and improvements to the one at John Street in Matthews. There was some significant input on this by South Charlotte Partners who submitted letters to the Gov. Cooper, NCDOT and Turnpike officials.

The current purposed 2018 city budget for District 7 includes $20 million for an extension of Bryant Farm Road. The first part of this will be $2 million for planning followed by $18 million next budget cycle. The south Charlotte area did get another $5 million for much need area transportation and safety improvements. The understanding is this would fund sidewalk and intersection improvements along with other identified area needs. South Charlotte Partners has met with and is in the process of holding additional meeting with both the planning department and CDOT on the proposed list of recommendations.                                                                                                        
John Barton is the new president of Northwood Office and what his leadership will bring to Ballantyne and the city. We are also pleased the Ned Curran who was the CEO of the Bissell company the former owners of Ballantyne will be working as a consultant to Northwood because of his extensive business background in Charlotte.  The new Northwood Office is at 11605 North Community House Road, Suite 600 Charlotte NC 28277.
Real Estate update. Housing prices continue to increase and supply has tightened up. Two new communities of town homes (with a few single family homes) will be coming to two locations in south Charlotte. One was recently approved it will be across from Ardrey Kell High School. The other be on Elm Lane by Bryant Farms Road. My husband has attended both meetings with the developers representatives and discussed some of the details. For more information please contact me at elaine@goldenproperties.com 

South Charlotte Partners a non profit corporation has elected a Board of Directors and established an office in the Ballantyne Business Center. Directors with the support of Ed Driggs our District 7 city council representative. are scheduling a meeting with the city manager and other department leaders. To learn more about South Charlotte Partners visit www.ballantynebreakfastclub.com or www.southcharlottepartners.org  
Pleased to report that I have closed on three home sales and have another under contract. In all of these I served the clients as a Buyers Representative. 

Several new communities in the area. Give me a call or email for details. 704 651-9946 or elaine@goldenproperties.com   

Excitement about the announcement that the Ballantyne area will be the first home of a "Wahlburgers" in Charlotte. Construction will start in the fall.

In 2001 my husband founded the Ballantyne Breakfast Club with a focus on his belief that "An Informed Community is a Better Community". He was honored by local and state elected representatives and the President of Northwood Office at the January Ballantyne Breakfast Club meeting for his dedication to the community and presented with a plaque. 

In addition to the Ballantyne Breakfast Club my husband was instrumental in founding South Charlotte Partners LLC. He was elected to serve as the chair for this community advocacy organization. Which is committed to sustaining the quality of life for the South
Charlotte area See www.ballantynebreakfastclub.com for information.