Author Archives: Barclay Downs HOA

Monday, November 30th- Community Meeting for Colony Apt. rezoning

There will be a community meeting to discuss the proposed rezoning of the Colony apartment site on Monday, November 30th at 6:30 at Morrison Library. Residents will have an opportunity during this meeting to review changes to the proposed site plan prior to the public hearing scheduled for Dec. 14th. Many of the proposed changes are at the request of the HOA and include changes to building height’s,  landscaping and traffic enhancements. Due to changes in state law, the previous protest petition filed by the Harris family is no longer in effect.

Tree Band Grant Program big success

Over 70 homeowners signed up to receive a grant to band their trees this fall. Homeowners could receive up to 3 grants equaling $60. While there are no more grants left, residents can arrange to band their trees through the company hired by the HOA for their discounted rate of $40 per tree regardless of size. Residents banding their trees themselves should apply the glue after the leaves fall.

Buy your Tanglefoot now

If you plan to band your trees yourself this year, please note that Tanglefoot glue is in short supply. There are still some tubs left at Blackhawk, but they will run out soon. If you can’t find Tanglefoot, your other option is to purchase Bug Barrier kits from Little Hardware on Mint St. While more expensive than Tanglefoot, the bands are much easier to install.

BDHOA receives Grant to Band Trees

BDHOA has received a $3,000 matching grant from the City’s Neighborhood and Business Services to help defray the cost to band our trees this year. Information on how you can sign-up to receive a grant will be sent out shortly. Grants will be on a first come basis to paid HOA members first.

Colony Apartment Rezoning -Public Hearing rescheduled to Dec. 14th

Synco Properties has refiled their rezoning request to remove the protest petition filed by the Harris Family. A public hearing is now scheduled for Dec. 14th.  The BDHOA rezoning committee is still working with the Developer to reduce the height of the proposed office building and to identify possible landscape and traffic improvements along Colony Rd that might help mitigate the impact of the increased traffic generated by the project on the Street.


Community Meeting for Sharon United Methodist Church Rezoning

A community meeting has been scheduled on Monday, August 17th at 7 pm at Sharon United Methodist Church (fellowship hall) to review  plans to rezone the existing Sharon United Methodist Church Property and two adjoining lots on Coltsgate Road from R-3 (Single-Family Residential) and B-1SCD (Business Shopping Center District) to MUDD-O (Mixed Use Development District Optional) to allow this Site to be redeveloped with a pedestrian friendly mixed-use community consisting of residential uses, a church, indoor recreational uses, a hotel, retail and office uses.

“Little Free Library” Grand Opening

This is a project of The Rotary Club of Charlotte and is registered as part of the international Little Free Library non-profit organization. It is at the home of Meg McElwain and Frank Turner. Lemonade will be served.

Who: All Barclay Downs neighbors
When: Sunday May 3 at 1:00pm
Where: 3110 Ferncliff Road
What to Bring: Two books; one to trade and one to leave

District 6 Town Hall Meeting

City Council Town Hall Meeting-
hosted by District 6 representative Kenny Smith

Town Hall meetings are a great way to have more personal interaction with your local government officials. Kim Eagle, the budget director, will be giving a presentation.

DATE: Thursday, April 16, 2015
TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Sharon United Methodist Church
4411 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
AGENDA: Budget: Potential impacts to Charlotte & the Council District (projects and services); what constituents can do; Question and Answer session.
RSVP: You may contact Kim Oliver at (704) 336-2180 or