A rendering of the proposed NVR Homes townhome development in South Charlotte.

Two proposed South Charlotte townhouse projects, one by NVR Homes and one by BNA Homes, were the subject of separate controversies at the most recent Charlotte City Council meeting.

The NVR Homes development plan, which proposes 24 town homes on a 3-acre plot, has drawn complaints from local residents who believe that the plan is too dense and clashes with the area’s character. NVR has already reduced the project’s density in response to local complaints, and added landscaping and buffers to the property.

BNA Homes plans to develop 124 town homes on a 15.9-acre land tract that includes a Revolutionary War-era cabin, as well as a Daughters of the American Revolution plaque honoring Jane Parks McDowell. A community group has formed around saving the cabin, but it is not registered as a historic property, and the structure is expected to be torn down unless it is restored within a year.

Both projects will go before the city council for a vote next month.

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