New police station at Central & Merry Oaks will cause demolition of homes and mature trees
Posted on 7 Mar 2011 by Peggie Porter
Charlotte plans to rezone three residential acres on Central Avenue to build a new police station.
The Eastway Division Station would be on the corner of Central Avenue and Merry Oaks Road, just east of Briar Creek Road. It would include a one-story building the size of two residential lots and a 100-space parking lot.
While there are several viable commercial sites available within the division, Major Diego Anselmo told the Merry Oaks Neighborhood Assocation that this particular spot is the only site police are considering.
At least three homes and two duplexes would be torn down for the project, along with at least a dozen mature trees.
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What do you think? Is this the best location for the new police station? Or should the CMPD consider an alternative?