The Ballantyne Breakfast Club

Dedicated to the belief that

"An Informed Community is a Better Community"

Updated Thursday November 20th

Ballantyne Breakfast Club Meeting to Discuss Roads & Traffic

The Ballantyne Breakfast Club will meet on Saturday, December 6th at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in the Fairway Ballroom. The meeting will start at 9AM with a brief holiday safety update from CMPD Officer Peter Grant.

The focus of this meeting will be an update and review of local road projects that have recently been completed or are nearing completion along with several improvements that are needed due to the dynamic growth in the district.

Guest will include Ned Curran, CEO of the Bissell Companies, Mike Davis, Division Manager with CDOT, Warren Cooksey, Representative for NCDOT, District 7 City Council Representative Ed Driggs, Senator Bob Rucho, Representative Jacqueline Schaffer and

Representative Bill Brawley, Chairman of the NC Transportation Committee.

Topic on the table include...

  • Completion of the I-485 widening project along with any plans to extend that widening toward Hwy.74 and the potential to open the paved 4th lane as a Hot Lane.
  • Completion of the Bissell funded road improvements in and around the corporate park including the soon to be completed North Community House Road Bridge.
  • Updates on the status of construction along Rea Road and the Elm Lane and Ballantyne Commons Parkway road improvement project
  • Status of the long overdue traffic circle(s) at North Community House Road at Bryant Farms Road and also at Providence Road West
  • A review of other road improvements in District 7 that are pending including the traffic signal at Endhaven Lane & Elm Lane.
  • Discussion on potential for the widening of Audrey Kell Road and Lancaster Highway along with the potential to move up the project to realign Bryant Farms Road for a better connection point closer to Johnston Road.

Please remember to arrive about 8:30 so you can enjoy the free refreshments provided by our host the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

All meeting are free and open to the public.

If you have questions please contact Ray Eschert at 704 651-1237 or at





Standing room only at the August 16th meeting. Very informative presentation by CMS Superintendent Dr. Morrison.

Great question and answer session followed with some discussion on taxing authority being given to CMS by the county.

Co-Chair of the School Board Tim Morgan and School Board Representative Paul Bailey made a compelling case for this.



City Council District 7 Representative Ed Driggs provided the meeting with any update on a recent rezoning petition to

develop 240 apartments across from the Morrison Family YMCA. Ed took over an hour addressing numerous questions on this petition.

June Meeting Review

Mayor Dan Clodfelter met with residents of the South Charlotte Ballantyne Area at our June meeting.

After a very brief introduction he spent over an hour taking questions and providing insight and his

thoughts on them. He was assisted by our local District 7 City Council Representative, Ed Driggs.

Thank your Mayor Clodfelter & Representative Ed Driggs and a special thanks to the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

for their hospitality and to the leadership of the Ballantyne Chapter of the Chamber of Commerce

for co-hosting of this meeting.



I would like to thank all of the people who attend our meetings for their encouragement and support.

My sincere thanks also to the staff and management of the Bissell Companies and the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge for their support of the Ballantyne Breakfast Club for the last 14 years.



About the Ballantyne Breakfast Club

Since 2001 the goal of the Ballantyne Breakfast Club has been to provide the South Charlotte Ballantyne area residents, business leaders, developers, elected officials and services providers with a forum for the exchange of information.

The founders and supporters of the Ballantyne Breakfast Club are committed to this exchange of information so that our area can grow and prosper. Meetings are open to all and there is no cost associated with attending a meeting. Never an RSVP required.

We extend a warm welcome to everyone who is interested in learning more about this exciting and dynamic area of Charlotte to attend our meetings.

Remember iInformation on meeting topic, guest speakers and scheduled meeting dates will be

posted here as necessary.

Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions

Ray Eschert, Founder

704 651-1237 /