On July 8, Charlotte City Council voted to approve construction of the first floor of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center for a collaborative, multidepartmental development permitting facility.
Known as the CLT Development Center, the space will provide developers and design teams access to city review staff in a single location for city development permitting services. This initiative brings together staff from all departments involved in permitting to create a more collaborative culture with new services to better meet customer needs.
“The CLT Development Center is the product of our efforts to have collaborative partnerships with the development community,” said City Manager Marcus D. Jones. “We are excited to bring new, innovative ways to work together to create great projects for Charlotte.”
Development service teams from the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), Engineering, Urban Forestry, Construction Inspection, Charlotte Water, Erosion Control, Subdivision, Zoning, Fire, and Plan Review Coordination will be located in the CLT Development Center.
The city will also debut a series of new Expedited and Enhanced Review programs to streamline development reviews. For an additional fee, these programs will provide increased speed, singularity of feedback, dedicated review resources and close integration of reviewing departments for time-sensitive projects. Reviews will be completed with decisions issued in as little as four to six weeks.
D.E. Brown Construction Inc. has been selected to lead the renovation team. The new CLT Development Center is scheduled to be open for business in December 2019.