Neighborhood Fighting Big-Box Development

Franklin Woods, Gardner Woods, Garner Park and Sedgefiled neighborhoods near Duhart's Creek on Lake Wylie are coming together to fight the most recent (of many) attempts to build a big-box store in an environmentally sensitive location.

PLEASE HELP STOP THIS! 

For at least the fifth time in forty years, the Lineberger family is seeking to re-zone a very environmentally sensitive wooded patch between Duharts Creek and Franklin Boulevard - land across from the entrance to Lowe’s, Sam’s Club, and K-Mart. That parcel keeps City neighborhoods from the noise, lights and stormwater runoff flooding from commerce north of Franklin, and a rezoning for a commercial big box location would bring all that mess against us with only minimum buffers. This is directly counter to a negotiated zoning in 2006 for a transitional use as senior apartments in the location and against decades of planning department counsel against heavy development. 

Please join with your neighbors in Gardner Park, Gardner Woods, and Sedgefield - and concerned citizens across the City - to preserve this land from commercial intrusion and more traffic congestion. 

Next Neighborhood Information Meeting, August 27, 7-8 pm at Gardner Park Elementary, 738 Armstrong Park Road SHOW UP – STAND UP – SPEAK UP – BE COUNTED And please attend these two meetings in person to JUST SAY NO. Nothing gets public decision-maker attention as much as live opposition in an election year! 

- On October 8, 2015, at 5:30pm, when the Gastonia Planning Commission meets in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 181 South Street, Gastonia, NC; 

- On November 17, 2015, at 6:00pm, when the Gastonia City Council meets in the Public Forum Room, Gaston County Court House, 325 N. Marietta Street, in Gastonia. 

DATES MAY CHANGE AGAIN. To get latest updates, send an email to gardnersedgefieldneighbors@gmail.com, or follow: nobigboxinfranklinwoods.blogspot.com

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