Category Archives: Legislative

LUESA Proposes Dramatic Development Fee Hikes for FY 2020

Mecklenburg County LUESA is proposing dramatic increases to its Land Development, Zoning and Floodplain Permitting Fees for FY 2020, as it seeks to end a longstanding practice of supporting Land Development Services with excess stormwater fee revenue. The proposed increases, … Continue reading

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Current Kannapolis UDO Assessment Report

Posted on March 25, 2019 As REBIC previously reported, the City of Kannapolis is rewriting its UDO.  In November 2018, City Staff along with the consultant team, Clarion, began that process. Clarion has prepared a UDO Assessment Report for public review.  The … Continue reading

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Mecklenburg County Implementing New Building Plan Review System in 2019

Builders and contractors working in Mecklenburg County will experience big changes in 2019, as Code Enforcement converts its electronic plan review system from POSSE to Accela — the same platform used by the City of Charlotte for zoning and development … Continue reading

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Charlotte Planners Release Revised TOD Ordinance, Set Public Hearing for March 18th

The Charlotte Planning Department late last week released a revised draft of its proposed Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinance, ahead of a March 18th public hearing. REBIC is in the process of reviewing the ordinance, which is available for download HERE. … Continue reading

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New State Law Exempts Charlotte Redevelopment Projects from Stormwater Controls

State legislation passed last month at the conclusion of the 2018 session of the General Assembly means redevelopment sites in Charlotte are no longer required to include on-site stormwater controls if no additional impervious surface is created. A provision in SB 469, a … Continue reading

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Charlotte Postpones TOD Ordinance Hearing as Draft Undergoes Revision

The Charlotte planning department has postponed a public hearing for its new Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) zoning ordinance from February 25th to March 18th, as it revises the proposal to incorporate feedback from REBIC and other stakeholder groups. While the updated draft isn’t scheduled to … Continue reading

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Regulatory Report

As licensed professionals, the rules approved by regulatory boards like the North Carolina Real Estate Commission are important for dictating the way that you conduct your business. From time to time, these rules are changed or amended to reflect changes … Continue reading

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