Ashley Fahey, Charlotte Business Journal
While the public hearing portion of Monday night’s zoning meeting took up most of the time, several projects were first voted into approval by Charlotte City Council.
Among them was a petition by entertainment company Topgolf International Inc., which is seeking to build one of its venues in the University area of Charlotte. While Topgolf received approval for the actual building during a meeting last year, Monday night’s vote authorized the company to build specific features, including two ground-mounted digital signs up to 30 feet in height and additional lighting for the facility. The screens are oriented toward the site, according to a plan review for the petition.
Developers Arden Group and Cambridge Properties last year rezoned the 14.2-acre site off University City Boulevard, across from Belgate Shopping Center, where Topgolf will be developed. Dallas-based Topgolf plans an 80,000-square-foot facility at that location, a slight increase from its original Charlotte location near Whitehall in southeast Charlotte, which opened in the summer of 2017.
Topgolf will occupy a portion of a larger 60-acre site that is expected to become a mixed-use entertainment district. It’s not clear when Topgolf in the University City area will break ground; a spokeswoman for Topgolf declined to comment when reached Tuesday.
Other projects approved on Monday: