2018 REBIC BBQ & Candidate Meet & Greet

WHEN: September 27, 11:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE:  SMS Catering, 1764 Norland Rd., Charlotte, NC 28205

Our annual REBIC BBQ & Candidate Meet & Greet is fast approaching on September 27, 2018! Make sure to get your tickets early! This annual bi-partisan Political Pig Pickin’ brings state and local candidates together with hundreds of members of the Charlotte real estate, homebuilders and development industries for an afternoon of food and fun!

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Mooresville Comprehensive Planning Public Workshops

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Join the Town of Mooresville at a Public Workshop to help shape the vision and values that will guide development of Mooresville’s Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP).

The workshops will be on September 24th from 6:30-8:30 P.M. at two locations, the Charles Mack Citizen Center (215 N Main St.) and Victory Lanes Bowling Center (125 Morlake Drive).

To learn more about OneMooresville, visit their website: www.onemooresville.org

 

Matthews to Hold Community Meeting on Small Area Plans

The Town of Matthews will hold a Community Meeting this Saturday, September 22 at Matthews Town Hall (232 Matthews Station Street Matthews, NC 20815) from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Citizens are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the Small Area Plans and the proposed overlay.
During each session, Town staff will provide an overview of the Small Area Plan, application of the proposed overlay on the area plan, provide examples of how the overlay would impact individual properties, and answer questions.

The Matthews Town Board last month deferred a vote on a proposal to create a new Zoning Overlay District (SAP-O) that would make the land use and development policies in the three Small Area Plans enforceable on all new development, regardless of whether or not a rezoning is involved.

REBIC is opposed to the proposal, as are a group of property owners who share our concerns about the restrictions the Overlay would place on their property. The Overlay would impact all parcels in three Small Area Plans adopted by the Town between 2014 and 2017:

While a Land Use Plan serves a policy guide, a zoning overlay district has the force of law on all property in its defined geography, and supersedes any zoning rights in the underlying district. The proposed Overlay District would incorporate policies ranging from building design to lot setbacks, and apply to both new development and redevelopment in all three Small Area Plan geographies.

It is REBIC’s position that the imposition of this new Zoning Overlay, as currently drafted, will impose significant land use and development restrictions on hundreds of property owners across the Town of Matthews, dramatically adding cost and regulation that may reduce the economic value of their land. From building material and streetscape standards, to trail and open space dedications, the new requirements that would be codified through the adoption of the SAP-O ordinance will change the underlying zoning provisions on which property owners have relied upon for years, fundamentally altering their land use rights.

We are encouraging the board to postpone adoption of the Overlay District and instead work with the development community to come up with an incentive-based approach that help it achieve its land use vision, while also protecting existing zoning and property rights.

The schedule for Saturday’s Community Meeting is:
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – E. John Street/Outer Loop Small Area Plan
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. –  Entertainment District Small Area Plan
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Monroe Road Small Area Plan

 

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Charlotte Hosts Community Engagement Meetings on Housing Locational Policy

Locational Policy

The City of Charlotte is hosting a series of community engagement meetings to hear feedback on possible revisions to its Housing Locational Policy, which restricts the approval of new subsidized, low-income multifamily housing developments to city neighborhoods classified as ‘stable’ , in an effort to disperse low-income, subsidized housing and avoid the concentration of poverty. The policy applies only to those projects serving households earning 60% of Area Median Income or below, which make use of state or local housing subsidies such as the Housing Trust Fund. Continue reading

REBIC Board of Governors Meets with Charlotte Planning Team

rebic meeting 2Earlier this week, the REBIC Board of Governor hearing from Alyson Craig, Deputy Planning Director at the City of Charlotte. Alyson recently joined the City of Charlotte’s Planning Department from the UNC Charlotte Childress-Klein Center for Real Estate, where she spent 4 years running the University’s MSRE program. She previously worked as an Investment Associate with Grubb Properties, and has experience in land acquisition and site analysis for both commercial and residential real estate.

Alyson updated the Board on Charlotte’s Unified Development Ordinance, the Planning Department Reorganization, TOD Ordinance Revisions, and the Expedited Permitting Process.

REBIC will continue to stay engaged with City staff on all proposed changes and keep its membership updated on progress.

Matthews Defers Decision on Zoning Overlay Districts

The Matthews Town Board last week deferred until October 8th a vote on a proposal to create a new Zoning Overlay District (SAP-O) that would make the land use and development policies in three Small Area Plans enforceable on all new development, regardless of whether or not a rezoning is involved.

REBIC has been opposed to the proposal, as are a group of property owners who share our concerns about the restrictions the Overlay would place on their property. The Overlay would impact all parcels in three Small Area Plans adopted by the Town between 2014 and 2017: Continue reading