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Old 07-19-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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WCNC News had a story last night from Bonterra Village after residents received letters informing them that the Monroe bypass could be built through the middle of their neighborhood. There are a lot of options for the bypass (hell, they've been talking about the thing for 20 years now), but it's pretty scary when you start receiving official letters.

Bonterra and Hamilton Place were two neighborhoods we looked at before choosing a house in Colton Ridge back in May. From what I can tell, Hamilton Place has essentially been paralyzed due to the potential route through the neighborhood. I wonder if this will have the same effect on sales and development at Bonterra.

Here are a few websites with information about the proposes bypass routes, including downloadable maps.

WCNC news story (with video clip) (http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-071807-krg-bypass.8b612be7.html - broken link)

MUMPO's Monroe Bypass website (http://mumpo.org/Monroe_Connector_Bypass.htm - broken link)

NC Turnpike Authority website
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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I feel for these people as we heard it on the news last night...
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:38 PM
 
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WCNC News had a story last night from Bonterra Village after residents received letters informing them that the Monroe bypass could be built through the middle of their neighborhood. There are a lot of options for the bypass (hell, they've been talking about the thing for 20 years now), but it's pretty scary when you start receiving official letters.

Bonterra and Hamilton Place were two neighborhoods we looked at before choosing a house in Colton Ridge back in May. From what I can tell, Hamilton Place has essentially been paralyzed due to the potential route through the neighborhood. I wonder if this will have the same effect on sales and development at Bonterra.

Here are a few websites with information about the proposes bypass routes, including downloadable maps.

WCNC news story (with video clip) (http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-071807-krg-bypass.8b612be7.html - broken link)

MUMPO's Monroe Bypass website (http://mumpo.org/Monroe_Connector_Bypass.htm - broken link)

NC Turnpike Authority website

I just don't understand this...with this bypass even just a possibility, WHY would the developers build, and continue to build here? It sounds to me like somebody really screwed up somewhere!
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:51 AM
 
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Why would they need to build a bypass THROUGH the neighborhood? Secrest Shortcut is essentially a bypass itself....why the need to move one THROUGH a neighborhood?
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:18 AM
 
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I just don't understand this...with this bypass even just a possibility, WHY would the developers build, and continue to build here? It sounds to me like somebody really screwed up somewhere!
I agree...if they have been talking about building this bypass for years, then why in the hell did the developer build here?

It sounds like someone needs to loose their job.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Why would they need to build a bypass THROUGH the neighborhood? Secrest Shortcut is essentially a bypass itself....why the need to move one THROUGH a neighborhood?
It sounds like the road plans go back further than the development of the neighborhood itself. It also sounds like a case of a developer hedging his bets that once that many homes were in place there would be too much bad publicity for the county to go thru with their potential plans. I would so sue the developer if I owned a home there and this bypass actually came thru.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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who is the builder in this neighborhood?
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Dilworth - Charlotte, NC.
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Bonterra Builders is the builder for Bonterra Village. The commpany has a whole bunch of projects in Charlotte and Charlotte area such as the Steel Green community in NODA and Quintessa (their high-end costum home community) in Mathews.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I was seriously considering building a Belmont in this neighborhood, but ended up not because they were not going to be building any more of those models (which seemed like a mistake as it was the best looking one). I've been waiting for an excuse to make me feel better about missing out on it as I was really in love with the model and the community. I guess in a twisted way this is teh justification I was waiting for although I feel bad for everyone already in there.

Now I'm getting ready to close on a house in Berewick and am pretty confident they're not going to build a six lane highway through Lake Wiley.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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I just don't understand this...with this bypass even just a possibility, WHY would the developers build, and continue to build here?

I heard about that two nights ago. Sounds like the "cheaper, better, easier way of life" is about to go south for some of those people. As far as why the developers continue to build....$$$$$$.

It's the cost of growth in this area. Maybe I saw wrong, but the story on SOC on Wednesday had it looking like it could literally run right through the subdivision, leaving the grassy area that separated two properties will be turned into the bypass.

Someone has to cut the incoming flow of people at the knees somewhere along the way or this story is going to be more and more common.
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