Stop Rezoning in the Historic West End
There is a proposal to rezone 41 acres near our community (in the Wilson Heights Neighborhood) from single/multi-family housing to industrial use. Rezoning this land for industrial would reduce community green spaces, increase heavy truck traffic, and impair air quality. Per the City of Charlotte 2040 Plan, this very area was also seen as critical for the development of housing for families in Wilson Heights.
We need to show the Charlotte City Council that our community wants more family housing, not dirty industry. Please sign our Petition to say NO to the proposed rezoning, and add your voice to our call.
Rezoning the Wilson Heights Neighborhood doesn’t align with the Charlotte 2040 Plan. In fact, it will likely have the opposite effect.
2040 Plan States:
The Importance of Mitigating Vulnerability to Displacement
In Charlotte, those most vulnerable to displacement are also those who have suffered most and benefited least over decades of growth and development. And with prices increasing across the entire community, there is a chance that those who are displaced are forced to move out of Charlotte or even the region.
The Importance of Improving Access to Housing Opportunity
Neighborhoods should include unique compositions of housing types, but they should also include some diversity of housing stock to help promote diversity, inclusion, and economic stability throughout the entire community.
The Importance of Improving Access to Environmental Justice
Environmental justice seeks to minimize and equalize effects of environmental hazards among the entire community regardless of income, race, education level and age. Issues of environmental justice often arise from geographic or procedural inequities. Geographic inequities occur when neighborhoods with high percentages of low-income residents, minority residents, and/or immigrant communities take more than their share of the worst environmental hazards, nuisance impacts, and resulting health problems from exposure to these hazards.
Please support Wilson Heights Neighborhood in the Historic West End by advocating that the Charlotte City Council deny Rezoning of the Wilson Heights area for industrial use and keep it zoned for housing.
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