State Senate Passes Legislation Reducing Regulation on Existing Commercial Buildings


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.

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City Council Approves Zoning Changes for Restaurants, Breweries, Bars & Nightclubs

NoDa2The 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.

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City Unveils Proposed Revisions to PCCO Mitigation Fee Program


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.

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Charlotte Considering Revisions to TOD Zoning Districts

Lynx TrainCharlotte Planning staff recently held a public meeting to discuss their plans to update the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Zoning District.

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NC House Passes Reg Reform Bill That Would End Protest Petitions


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

Charlotte REALTORS & Commercial Brokers Visit Raleigh to Advocate for Industry Issues


Charlotte Realtors® and Commercial Brokers visit the floor of the North Carolina Senate with Senator Jeff Tarte

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

Town of Cornelius Adopts Conservation Subdivision Ordinance

Cornelius LogoThe 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


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