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File #: 15-14693    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/20/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 12/14/2020 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing on a Resolution to Close Joe Whitener Road
Attachments: 1. 2020-12A Joe Whitener Rd Abandonment Map


Public Hearing on a Resolution to Close Joe Whitener Road




Conduct a public hearing to close Joe Whitener Road.



Staff Resource(s):

Liz Babson, Transportation

Casey Mashburn, Transportation



§                     North Carolina General Statute 160A-299 outlines the procedures for permanently closing streets and alleys. 

§                     The Charlotte Department of Transportation received a petition to abandon public right-of-way and requests this City Council action in accordance with the statute.

§                     The proposed action removes land from public right-of-way and attaches it to the adjacent property.

§                     The road to be closed is located in Council District 4.

§                     In compliance with NC G.S. 166A-19.24. Remote meetings during certain declarations of emergency, written comments on the public hearing topic will be accepted by the Clerk’s Office through December 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Any additional comments received will be provided to Council.



Spectrum Companies


Right-of-Way to be Abandoned

Joe Whitener Road



Per the petition submitted by Spectrum Companies, the petitioner needs this abandonment to allow the redevelopment of the parcels abutting Joe Whitener Road. The city has no objections.



As part of the city’s notification process and in compliance with North Carolina General Statute 160A-299, the Charlotte Department of Transportation submitted this abandonment petition for review by the public and city departments.


Adjoining property owner(s)

Carolyn Associates Owner, LLC - No objections


City Departments 

§                     Review by city departments identified no apparent reason this closing would:

-                     Be contrary to the public interest;

-                     Deprive any individual(s) owning property in the vicinity of reasonable means of ingress and egress to their property as outlined in the statutes; and

-                     Be contrary to the adopted policy to preserve existing rights-of-way for connectivity.