Updates from Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement

We have updated our Live Remote Inspections Customer Guidelines to reflect new best practices as the situation changes.

We have also assembled guidance for restaurateurs who are reopening and may wish to add or increase outdoor dining space using a tent. Customers should consult our Temporary Assembly Guidance and Workflows, which will walk customers through the process of obtaining the proper permits, when required. Further information on temporary outdoor dining is available from the City of Charlotte, for restaurants within the Charlotte city limits.

At this time, our Suttle Avenue office will remain closed to the public and we will continue to deliver our services as we have been since the stay-at-home order went into effect. In the near future, we will be making some changes and improvements in our lobby to allow customers and staff to interact safely and with minimal risk of community transmission of the COVID-19 virus. We look forward to reopening our lobby to our customers at a later date.

Posted in COVID-19, Local

SiteIndex Charlotte Hotsheet – Week of 5/26

Click here to view this week’s SiteIndex Charlotte Hotsheet. View previous hotsheets here.

Posted in Local, SiteIndex, SiteIndex Hotsheet

Effects of COVID-19 on Architecture: Predictions from Tomorrow’s Designers

By Meg Whalen

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in the middle of the spring semester, it added a whole new layer of significance to the assignments in Assistant Professor of Architectural History Lidia Klein’s spring seminar. The curriculum for the graduate course, Architecture and Production: from Assembly Line to 3-D Printing, challenged students to investigate “changes in methods of architectural production from the 19th century to the present,” placing those changes “within social, political, cultural, and economic contexts.”

Now, with society, politics, culture, and the economy turned upside down, the prospect of radical and imminent change to architectural production – and a myriad associated practices and outcomes – has given their coursework an unanticipated urgency.

For the students’ final assignment, Klein asked them to imagine the consequences of COVID-19 on architecture. What alterations in production and space might result from the pandemic?

Click here to read more.

Posted in COVID-19, Industry

City of Belmont Tree Ordinance Community Survey

The City of Belmont would like to hear from you regarding the importance of trees in our community. It’s no secret that our vibrant city continues to attract development and newcomers every day. As growth pressures continue in our area, it’s important for us to work together to be good stewards of our tree canopy. The city is seeking your input through this short online survey. It will help them learn more about your thoughts, concerns, and priorities toward preservation of our urban forest. Results of this survey will be used to examine our local policies and regulations. We would also like you to get the whole family involved by letting your children participate in the survey, which can be a fun learning experience as well.

Read More & Access Survey Here

Posted in Local

Members on the Move – May 20, 2020

Send us your News and Transactions
Did you know that the Members on the Move post is our most viewed and reaches over 1,000 CRCBR members in our Voice Highlights newsletter? We are always looking to recognize our members for their achievements. Please send any recent news or transaction information to thevoice@crcbr.org.


Congratulations to the following CRCBR members on their recent achievements:

Cushman & Wakefield – Matt Treble, Eric Ridlehoover, Patrick McGrath, and Andrew DeLamielleure
Cushman & Wakefield has arranged two industrial leases at 5130 Hovis Road in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a total of 90,180 square feet. Matt Treble, Eric Ridlehoover and Patrick McGrath of Cushman & Wakefield oversee leasing at the property on behalf of owner Dogwood Industrial Properties. Treble and Andrew DeLamielleure of Cushman & Wakefield assisted Dogwood Industrial Properties with the acquisition of the building in November 2019, which was 34% leased at the time.

Cushman & Wakefield – Matt Treble, Fermin Deoca and Eric Ridlehoover
Cushman & Wakefield has been selected by an affiliate of Lexington Realty Trust to oversee leasing efforts for 2203 Sherrill Drive, a 639,800-square-foot (sf) industrial facility in Statesville, N.C. Matt Treble, Fermin Deoca & Eric Ridlehoover of Cushman & Wakefield will lead leasing efforts for the building. The building sits on 41.69 acres and is within minutes of I-77 and I-40. Amenities include approximately 13,000 square feet of office space, a ceiling clear height of 30 to 36 feet, an ESFR sprinkler system and the ability to accommodate 112 car and 195 trailer parking spaces.

Posted in Local, Members on the Move, Membership

2020 Leadership Class Spotlight: William Hodges

Name: William Hodges

Company Name: New Forum

Current position/Industry Specialty: Landlord Representation/Acquisitions

Years in the industry: 7

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Most satisfying part of your job: Learning from my peers. We work in a multifaceted industry and everyone is so willing to share their experiences and insights if you ask them. I have learned more over coffee, lunch or a beer than I ever did in a classroom.

Last book you read or movie you’ve seen: The Irishman. I think it took me less time to read the book than to finish the movie.

Favorite vacation spot: Asheville

Favorite restaurant in Charlotte: Sir Edmond Halley’s

Hobbies/Interests: Sports, beekeeping and record collecting.

One thing on your bucket list: Neil Young live!

If you could have lunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why? My two late grandfathers. They embodied everything that defined the Greatest Generation and I just didn’t ask enough questions while they were still here. I would also take a table for 4 at a Golden Corral with Dale Earnhardt, Waylon Jennings and Apollo Creed.

What you like best about CRCBR: Relationships are the most integral part of our business and CRCBR provides a relevant platform that creates new ones.

What else should we know about you: Married with two kids!

Posted in Leadership Spotlight, Local, Membership

Perspectives Video Series: Debbie Weatherby, CRCBR Secretary

We’re back with an all new Perspectives Video! This week, CRCBR Secretary Debbie Weatherby gives her perspective about current events and her experiences over the last few weeks. Click here or on the image below to watch the video.

Posted in COVID-19, Local, Members on the Move, Perspectives Video Series