Category Archives: Legislative

Stormwater Pollution Control Ordinance Changes Proposed by City of Charlotte

The City of Charlotte is considering several changes to the Stormwater Pollution Control Ordinance (SWPCO). They include the following: Makes “Improper Storage, Handling, and Processing of Materials” a new and separate enforceable violation in cases where this can cause stormwater pollution; … Continue reading

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Early Voting Begins This Week for 2020 Primaries!

Early Voting for the March 3rd Primary Election begins this Thursday, February 13th! For more information on where to vote, please use the links below. Click here for Mecklenburg County Early Voting Information

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Tax Credits for Historic Preservation

On Friday, November 1, Governor Cooper signed House Bill 399 “Extend Tax Credits/Other Finance Changes.” This bill included numerous changes to the state’s tax laws which were included in the 2019 Appropriations bill which Cooper vetoed earlier in the year. … Continue reading

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Your PAC Making a Difference

A PAC is a critical tool to support candidates for public office, that also supports the commercial real estate industry.  With contributions from our members, RPAC and CRE-PAC is able to provide a voice to the industry through financial support.  … Continue reading

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Happening on Jones Street

After more than 10 months in almost perpetual session, the General Assembly appears to be in the beginning stages of wrapping things up. Senate leadership has focused on an adjournment date of October 31, but the House leadership remains a … Continue reading

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Charlotte Sign & Tree Ordinance Updates Approved

Last night Charlotte City Council voted to approve updates to the sign and tree ordinances. Most importantly, the updated tree ordinance allows for more flexibility for developers on urban sites in the City, which is less than 5% of Charlotte’s … Continue reading

Posted in Land Development, Legislative, Local

8 NAR Commercial Priorities for the 116th Congress

Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuit Reform Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that public accommodations – including commercial establishments – be ADA compliant. Under the ADA, attorneys may collect fees related to pursuing claims of non-compliance, … Continue reading

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