Hooray! It is a “victory” for Charlotte’s planning director when the city council turns down a request to add retail to the I-485 and Albemarle Rd. interchange. But some citizens had lobbied for the added retail saying they wanted more stores and restaurants nearby.

There is also the strong possibility that developers will now just slide across the county line and build there, which would still “overwhelm” the interchange with traffic and drive shoppers even further out of the city’s core, the two bad things that planning director Debra Campbell warned more retail at the site would do.

Oh well, she “won.”