Creating a Sense Of Place.  Spurring Economic Growth.

Stallings envisions a pedestrian-oriented urban form that will protect existing neighborhoods, while strategically locating multi-family housing and mixed-use densities.

The Town of Stallings has begun a comprehensive planning process which includes developing a 50-year build-out and illustrative small area plans for 6 major nodes:

Monroe Bypass


Idlewild Road


Stallings Elementary


Smith Farm Business District


Downtown Stallings




Plan Goals

Stallings Will….

  • PROTECT and Enhance the Town’s Existing Neighborhoods
  • PROMOTE a Resilient Transportation Network that Ensures the Broadest Level of Community Access to the Town’s Live, Work, Play Environment
  • CREATE a Local Market that Supports Town Based Businesses and Employment
  • DEVELOP a Comprehensive Open Space and Greenway System
  • ESTABLISH Key Centers for Civic Life Throughout Stallings

Major Node Small Area Plans

Monroe Bypass Corridor

The new Monroe Bypass is a regional scaled infrastructure improvement connecting Stallings to Metropolitan Charlotte. The impacts on development and growth along the Corridor centered within this Study Area will be dramatic.

The Concept Plan packages “development” into clusters that are designed to:

  • foster an inter-connected network of streets, the ability to mix uses within clusters
  • integrate with different uses in immediately adjacent clusters
  • provide continuation of access to services and amenities for residents by foot or car that do not depend solely on the two exits planned along the expressway
The Monroe Bypass Concept Plan acknowledges that this Study Area will see the most radical transformation within Stallings.

The goal of the Concept Plan for Highway 74 is to capture and orient the inevitable development so as to benefit as much as possible the local residents of Stallings.

Stallings Elementary School Node

The Stallings Elementary School Study Area is located at the intersection of Stallings and Stevens Mill Road, north of the Monroe Bypass plan area.

The Concept Plan envisions a Civic Center for Stallings, focusing on the development of active and passive recreational facilities geared toward local community needs, abutting multi-family and single-family housing to complete the surrounding neighborhoods. The Area offers the Town an opportunity to develop a high-quality public amenity in a single concentrated and central location to a majority of its residents.

The goal of the Concept Plan is to focus the Town’s existing plans for development of parks and other recreational and gathering facilities into centers that connect with and support community-wide infrastructure.

Idlewild Road Corridor

The Idlewild Study Area extends from the I-485 expressway to Stevens Mill Road.

The Concept Plan envisions an integrated development supported by uses that are typical for markets within metropolitan areas having similar accessibility and locational contexts. The intent of the Concept Plan is to capture and orient these users to support not only regional needs sustained by the auto-oriented access provided by I-485, but to also create a critical mass that enables the creation of jobs, fosters a good proportion of retail servicing local needs, and integrates these options in close proximity.

Blair Mill Park offers another lifestyle amenity to the development of the Idlewild Road Study Area. The Park’s location at Stevens Mill and Town ownership of property to its north along the creek tributary serves as a major recreational node and trailhead for future Stallings greenway network. The Concept Plan extends this future Greenway into planned neighborhoods and commercial areas within the Study Area to offer access to residents.

parcels and landuse


Located at the intersection of Matthews Weddington Road and Chestnut Lane, the Chestnut Small Area Plan anchors the far western end of the Town’s comprehensive planning effort.

The Concept Plan envisions leveraging the pending development to create a western gateway for Stallings so that the Town’s new greenway master plan has a connection to Mecklenburg County’s Colonel Francis Beatty Park immediately adjacent to the west.

The goal of creating a western gateway into Stallings requires the small area plan to pay attention not only to the development and redevelopment at the Chestnut Lane intersection, but also a second intersection to the south at Antioch Church Road and Matthews Weddington Road. 

Downtown Stallings

Located along Stallings Road at the intersection of Old Monroe Road and Potter Road, the Downtown Small Area Plan lies at the center of the comprehensive planning effort commissioned by the Town.

The Concept Plan envisions the redevelopment to take the form of a mixed-use downtown to provide Stallings the center it currently lacks.  It would focus on the creation of employment, the provision of residential, and the focus of government within a walkable network of streets and civic spaces anchored by the Town’s existing Town Hall and Community Park. 

Both are planned for expansion and improve­ment and their redevelopment serves to tie together the surrounding plans for high-density residential and mixed-use commercial.

Smith Farm Business District

Located immediately adjacent to the east of the Downtown Small Area Plan and to the west of the Monroe Bypass Small Area Plan, the CEM/Smith Farm concept plan serves to stitch together two mixed-use, walkable, and transit ready centers.

The Concept Plan’s goal is to properly merge two large master plans that are community and regional in scale and intensity over the long term, while also permitting appropriate development to occur given existing market dynamics in the short to mid-term.

The plan works to improve the look of development to encourage the future tran­sition of the existing workplace environment into a mix of uses common to post-industrial neighborhoods experiencing redevelop­ment.

Contact Info:

Max Hsiang
Town Planner

Matthew West

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