After failing to agree on a Regulatory Reform bill in late July, conferees from the North Carolina House and Senate managed to come together last week on a mostly noncontroversial package that lacked some notable provisions sought by the real estate industry.
After studying the issue for more than a year, Mecklenburg County has decided NOT to move forward with a staff proposal to expand a mandatory recycling program to include single-family residential, commercial and multifamily construction sites.
The Environment Committee of the Charlotte City Council last week recommended a straight-up, 5-year extension of a Mitigation Fee program that gives developers an alternative approach to meeting the on-site storm water requirements of the Post-Construction Controls Ordinance (PCCO) on redevelopment sites.
REBIC Board Member Tom Brasse, of Faison Development, has been appointed by the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners to represent the Home Builders Association of Charlotte (HBAC) on the Building Development Commission (BDC), the industry board charged with providing feedback and guidance to the county Code Enforcement Department.
The North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC) has elected two Charlotte REALTORS® to lead it in the coming year. Thomas R. Lawing, Jr., was elected Chairman, and commercial broker Cindy Chandler was elected Vice Chairman, each for a one-year term beginning August 1, 2014.
Lawing, a licensed broker since 1970, is president of T. R. Lawing Realty, Inc., a past president of the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association (1993) and Realtor® of the Year (1994). Chandler, a broker since 1983, is owner of The Chandler Group, a past NCAR president (2006) and Realtor® of the Year (2008).
Congratulations to both! We know you’ll represent Charlotte well in these critical roles.
A Select Committee of the Mecklenburg County Building-Development Commission (BDC) met for a second time last week to continue its review of possible improvements to the permitting and inspections process that the County has been analyzing for much of this year. Here’s some of what was discussed: