Builder proposing Research Park’s first for-sale townhomes

Mattamy Homes plan

Mattamy Homes proposes townhome communities at 1. Governor Hunt Road, 2. David Taylor Drive, 3. Technology Drive, and 4. Galloway Road

North America’s largest privately owned homebuilder could soon become University City’s leading townhome builder.

Mattamy Homes plans to build three townhome communities within University Research Park and a fourth nearby, if Charlotte City Council approves. Rezoning hearings for two sites in the research park will be held on Nov. 20.

Mattamy Homes has built more than 90,000 homes, mostly in Florida, Arizona, Minnesota, Charlotte and Canada. The company is building in nine neighborhoods in the Charlotte market including Meridale near I-485 in University City.

Products in the Charlotte area include townhomes starting in the upper $200s in Ayrshire (Fort Mill, SC), single-family homes from the mid-$200s at Meridale and higher-end single-family homes starting in the $500s in Lawson (Waxhaw).


General community plans

If Charlotte City Council approves the rezoning requests, Mattamy will be the first builder to offer for-sale homes within University Research Park.

All four townhome neighborhoods being proposed here by Mattamy would feature buildings of up to three stories. All homes would have garages – some with entrances from the front and some with entrances at the rear, via small alleys.

All public and private streets would have planting strips and sidewalks on both sides of the street.

University City Partners is working with Mattamy Homes and city staff on the overall design of the three communities located within University Research Park. These details could continue to evolve following the rezoning hearings.


Upcoming hearings

Rezoning hearings are usually held the third Monday of each month, starting at 6 pm, in the main meeting room of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. 4th St.

The Charlotte City Council typically votes on whether to accept or reject the final rezoning plan within one to two months of the public hearing.

To find out when each hearing will be held, visit each project’s website (shown below).


Community details

Here are details of each community and its proposed rezoning, including a link to each proposal’s design documents and reviews by city agencies. Revised design documents are added to each project webpage throughout the process, so it is possible to see which features have been revised, dropped or added.


Mallard Creek Road site (Governor Hunt Road)

  • Location: 37.9 acres in University Research Park on the north side of Governor Hunt Road, near Mallard Creek Road
  • Proposal: Rezone from research zoning to UR-2 Urban Residential for up to 215 for-sale townhomes.
  • Hearing date: Nov.20, 2017
  • Planning staff contact: Claire Lyte-Graham, 704-336-3782 or
  • View planning documents


David Taylor Drive site

  • Location: 21 acres in University Research Park between West Mallard Creek Church Road and David Taylor Drive.
  • Proposal: Rezone from research zoning to UR-2 Urban Residential for up to 115 for-sale townhomes.
  • Hearing date: Nov.20, 2017
  • Planning staff contact: Claire Lyte-Graham, 704-336-3782 or
  • View planning documents


Technology Drive site

  • Location: 22.8 acres in University Research Drive on the north side of the intersection of Technology and Research Drives.
  • Proposal: Rezone from Mixed Use Urban Development to UR-2 Urban Residential for up to 132 for-sale townhomes.
  • Hearing date: To be determined
  • Planning staff contact: Claire Lyte-Graham, 704-336-3782 or
  • View planning documents


Galloway Road site

  • Location: 20.6 acres on the north side of Galloway Road, east of Garrison Road and west of I-85.
  • Proposal: Rezone from R-3 Residential to UR-2 Urban Residential for up to 150 for-sale townhomes.
  • Hearing date: To be determined
  • Planning staff contact: Claire Lyte-Graham, 704-336-3782 or
  • View planning documents


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