The North Carolina Senate yesterday approved a bill to reduce energy code and storm water regulations on existing commercial structures, to encourage their re-use and redevelopment.
The Charlotte City Council has approved a text amendment that establishes new zoning standards for restaurants, bars, breweries and nightclubs, and which could allow some popular local businesses to more easily expand.
Charlotte Storm Water staff last week unveiled their proposed amendments to the 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.
The North Carolina House last week passed an extensive Regulatory Regulatory Reform bill that would repeal the state statute authorizing the use of the Rezoning Protest Petition (Section 3.5 on Page 22), a tool that too often creates an costly and time-consuming hurdle for property owners and developers. Continue reading
More than 30 members of the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association (CRRA) and the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CRBR) visited Raleigh last week to meet with state legislators and advocate for real estate industry priorities during NCAR’s annual Legislative Meetings. Continue reading
The Town of Cornelius has adopted a Conservation Subdivision Ordinance that lets developers do away with minimum lot size, width and setback requirements in exchange for setting aside a percentage of the site as undisturbed open space. Continue reading