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.


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. 

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