Category Archives: Legislative

Blue Line Corridor Rezoning Informational Drop-In Meeting

You are invited to drop in (see hours below) to learn about the City of Charlotte’s plan to rezone land along the Blue Line light rail corridor, in order to align with the adopted recommended future land use and community … Continue reading

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City of Charlotte Progresses in Enhancing Development Services

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 … Continue reading

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City Considering Tightening Minimum Housing Code

The City of Charlotte is considering revisions to its Minimum Housing Code Ordinance, with changes that could impact housing affordability by raising the cost of property management and code compliance for landlords. A full list of the proposed changes is … Continue reading

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REBIC Successfully Advocates for Noise Ordinance Fixes for Construction Sites

Charlotte City Council voted Monday night on controversial amendments to the Noise Ordinance, but REBIC and our partner associations have successfully advocated for the removal of a highly problematic provision that impacted home builders, developers and general contractors. Among its … Continue reading

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Charlotte Proposes Revising Tree Ordinance Requirements for Urban Sites

Charlotte’s planning staff is working on a proposal to amend the City’s Tree Ordinance in an attempt to make it easier for urban infill sites to comply. The draft proposal, created through a stakeholder process that included representatives from REBIC, … Continue reading

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NC Legislative Update

Last week saw multiple pieces of legislation receive consideration. House Bill 131 “Repeal Map Act.” received final approval by the Senate on Wednesday. It has now been sent to the Governor for his signature. As we discussed last week, this legislation … Continue reading

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Cabarrus County Proposes Massive Zoning Fee Increases

On Monday, June 3, 2019, proposed planning and zoning fee changes were presented to the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, based on a recent study evaluating the potential to move to a full cost-recovery model. Along with changes in the cost … Continue reading

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