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Mecklenburg County Code Consistency Meeting TOMORROW, October 7th

Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement will hold its monthly Code Consistency Meeting on Wednesday, October 7th at 8:00 a.m. in the Ed Woods Auditorium of the Hal Marshall Center.

The following topics are on the agenda for discussion:

  • Legal ramifications of HB 255, ‘Building Code Regulatory Reform’;
  • Allowance for Rebar in contact with ground (for support);
  • Engineering review of structural components like roof trusses;
  • Meck-SI changes (Form reviews);
  • Review of Special Inspections Pre-construction Meeting Process;
  • Fire wall code change for R-2 and S-2;
  • Requirements for emergency escape and rescue openings in habitable attics;
  • Underfloor access and ventilation on suspended porch slabs (R408.1.5);
  • Inspection process for Exterior deck band attachments;

All builders and commercial general contractors who do business in Mecklenburg County are strongly encouraged to attend!

Real Estate Industry Wins Big in Longest General Assembly Session in Ten Years

Just a BillThe curtain finally came down this week on a 10-month General Assembly session that delivered the real estate industry some of its biggest legislative wins in decades.

When legislators adjourned shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, they concluded an historic session that saw the passage of key bills to spur economic development, cut regulation, and protect consumer choice. Here’s a summary of the biggest legislative wins for home builders, Realtors®, commercial and multifamily developers, and brokers: Continue reading

General Assembly Sends Regulatory Reform Bill to Governor

DevelopmentThe North Carolina General Assembly last week passed and sent to Governor McCrory a Regulatory Reform bill with a number of positive provisions for the development industry. Supported by the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA), HB 44 (Local Government Regulatory Reform 2015) includes the following: Continue reading

State Budget Signed into Law as General Assembly Begins to Wind Down

nc-state-legislature-building-legislative-branchThe state budget that Governor McCrory signed into law last week is as notable for what it does NOT include as for what it does.

After weeks of speculation over provisions dealing with sales tax redistribution, economic development incentives and regulatory reform, the final product that finally emerged from a House-Senate conference committee is a surprisingly balanced spending plan with a number of big wins for Charlotte’s business and real estate communities. Here are some of the highlights: Continue reading

Mecklenburg County Seeks to Assist Customers in Managing Permit Holds

Frustrated Builder

For anyone building in Mecklenburg County, negotiating the removal of Permit Holds can be one of the biggest frustrations in the long and complicated permitting and inspection process. You’re coming to the finish line on a project and suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, a hold is placed on your permit without any details of who was responsible and how you can get it released. Sound familiar?

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State Insurance Commissioner Meets with REBIC to Discuss Property Insurance, Building Code Issues

Wayne GoodwinMembers of the REBIC Board of Governors and Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association Board of Directors recently had the opportunity to meet with North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, who came to town to discuss his efforts to reform the property insurance rate making process and hear from local builders about their frustration with how the state building code was being implemented in Mecklenburg County.

The Commissioner also announced plans the Department of Insurance has to open a new regional office in Charlotte early next month. The office will be located at 301 South McDowell Street, on the 7th floor, and an Open House is planned for sometime in October. Continue reading


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