Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
1:30 – 3 p.m.
UNC Charlotte Center City Building
320 E. 9th Street
Join us for a Community Conversation on Form-Based Zoning, as we explore what works (and what doesn’t) when cities zone for building design along with land use.
Form-Based Zoning in the Mile High City:
Lessons from Denver
An Evaluation of Form-Based Zoning and its Potential
to Stimulate Economic Development
and Reduce Housing Costs
The City of Charlotte is starting to crack down on improperly placed real estate signs throughout its jurisdiction.
While Matthews and other Towns have different regulations on signage, it is important for home builders and REALTORS to remember that Charlotte only allows placement of real estate weekend directional signs (WEDS) between 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Other WEDS regulations in the City are as follows:
- Signs may not be placed within 11 feet of the edge of the pavement of any road.
- Signs shall not exceed two in number per property being advertised and not be located more than one half a mile from the property being advertised.
- Signs shall not be placed on trees, utility poles, traffic control signs, lights or devises, or within a sight distance triangle
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact D. Mark Fowler, Code Enforcement & Zoning Supervisor at the City of Charlotte, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Bond Approval Would Mean Millions in Funding for Streets, Housing and Neighborhood Infrastructure
Postal Service Introducing Centralized Mailbox Policy for New Single-Family Neighborhoods. Here’s What YOU Need to Know.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is beginning to require home builders around North Carolina to install Centralized Box Units (CBUs) for mail receipt in new, single-family neighborhoods, instead of curbside mailboxes.
To better understand this policy and how it is being implemented, REBIC recently hosted a roundtable discussion for builders, developers and planning officials from Charlotte and the Mecklenburg towns with USPS Growth Coordinator Terry Carr. Here are some of the key points from the meeting:
Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio spoke earlier this week to the Charlotte Chamber’s Land Use Committee about ongoing efforts to improve the county’s permitting and inspections program.
Charlotte Promotes Debra Campbell to Assistant City Manager; Names Ed McKinney Interim Planning Director
Campbell is filling the vacant position left by Eric Campbell. She was already serving as a member of the City Manager’s Executive Team while also leading the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department as its director. Ed McKinney will become Interim Planning Director while a search is conducted for her replacement.