Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Join us for a Community Conversation on Form-Based Zoning, as we explore what works (and what doesn’t) when cities adopt this approach to zoning and land use.
Form-Based Zoning in the Mile High City:
The resolution of those issues will be key in determining whether other legislation sought by the real estate industry makes it over the finish line before Congress adjourns for the year. Continue reading
At a meeting this week of City Council’s Transportation & Planning Committee, Assistant City Manager Ann Wall provided a brief update to council members regarding the ongoing city-county review of the building permitting and inspection process. The review is being conducted by the consulting firm Gartner & Associates, and preliminary findings are likely to be released later this week. Continue reading
Midterm Election Produces Big Wins For GOP in Washington & Raleigh, While Dems Retain Control in Mecklenburg County
More than 2.7 million North Carolinians cast votes in the 2014 General Election — a new record for the Old North State. But aside from sending a new U.S. Senator to Washington, the election will change little in the political landscape, particularly where Mecklenburg County is concerned. Continue reading
The Charlotte City Council voted Monday night to approve a three-year extension of the citywide PCCO Mitigation Fee, while renewing a stakeholder review process to determine a more permanent status for the program.
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.