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City of Charlotte officially ends relationship with Studio Charlotte

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Charlotte City Council members voted unanimously to officially end its relationship with Studio Charlotte.

The multimillion dollar plan to develop the old Eastland Mall into studio and shopping center will may happen in the future, but on a smaller scale.

"I'm disappointed that we weren't able to put a deal together, that Studio Charlotte wasn't able to provide us with the information that we needed to move forward with them," said Councilman John Autry.

For months, city council members and the developer have gone back and forth over the proposal. Now, other projects will be considered. One idea is to divide the property into several sections, so several developers can bid.

"If there's some proposal that comes along that doesn't fit within the vision of this council, the mayor or community, we say no to it," said Mayor Pro-Tem Michael Barnes.

Some who live nearby the site don't like the idea multiple developers.

"We are asking that you do not divide the land over there," said resident Donna Reed.

The City of Charlotte will begin looking at other developers on April 1st, when the current memorandum of understanding with Studio Charlotte expires.

Studio Charlotte executives have already indicated they are looking in other states to build. Autry tells WBTV he would like to continue conversations with Studio Charlotte.

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