A loss for real estate developer Pulte Homes is a win for the Sedgefield neighbors who want to see the green space remain in their community.

Mecklenburg County commissioners voted in favor of asking Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to not sell the 3.7-acre plot of land for a townhome development, according to an Observer report.

In addition, the commissioners OK’d purchasing the land with money slated for the school system, should CMS decide to go against commission wishes and sell the land. The county has right of first refusal on any CMS sale.

The popular in-town Sedgefield neighborhood has seen rapid growth and density increases in recent years. Residents of the Sedgefield and nearby Dilworth neighborhoods were largely against the sale that would take away a large chunk of green space near Sedgefield Neighborhood Park and Sedgefield Middle School.

With the South Boulevard corridor also seeing exponential development due to added light rail service and residential construction, the 3.7 acres on McDonald Avenue south of Ideal Way, is one of the last green spaces in the neighborhood.

Pulte offered more than $3.8 million to buy the land for a townhome development of approximately 30 residential units.

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