McCrorey Heights looks much the same as it did in its heyday in the late 1960s and ‘70s. Brick ranch-style homes line a rectangular grid of straight streets, most along five major avenues.
But threats to that character and architectural style are encroaching, including newly built — and more expensive — homes nearby. Now, residents of the historically Black neighborhood have a way to put a stop to the rapid pace of change other parts of Charlotte are accustomed to.
Charlotte City Council as early as next month may approve McCrorey Heights as a historic district. It would mean that all buildings would be protected by a local design review process.