The REBIC BBQ & Candidate Meet & Greet is October 19th!

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Huntersville to Seek Input on the Clarke Creek Small Area Plan

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Clarke Creek Small Area Plan

The Town of Huntersville, Bayard Group, and Bowman Development are holding a charrette to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to offer input in the development of the Clarke Creek Small Area Plan.  Through the charrette process, participants will have an opportunity to collaborate in creating a vision for the Clarke Creek Area.  For more information visit the Clarke Creek Small Area Plan Webpage.

Charrette Schedule

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10:00am – 5:00pm

Open to the Public

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Pin Up Session (Presentation)

with Nate Bowman

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10:00am – 8:00pm

Open to the Public

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Question and Answer Session

with Design Team

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Pin Up Session (Presentation)

with Nate Bowman

Thursday, October 19, 2017

10:00am – 8:00pm

Open to the Public

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Pin Up Session (Presentation)

with Nate Bowman

(Source:  Town of Huntersville)

Concord to Host Drop-In Session on Proposed Land Use Plan

City of ConcordCONCORD – The City of Concord invites the public to get a first glimpse into the policies and maps that will guide the development of the community over the next 10-15 years. The 2030 Land Use Plan public input session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10 CFA Village Suite 75 located at 280 Concord Parkway N.

With the assistance of Tindale Oliver, Planning and Neighborhood Development staff have been working to update the City’s Land Use Plan to provide the framework for land use and development through the year 2030. The existing Land Use Plan, referred to as the 2015 Land Use Plan, was created in 2004 and updated in 2007.

The process is updating a land use map and supporting text document that contains data, specific goals, and policy recommendations focused on land use and development. The final plan will also guide City officials as they develop future budgets, plan infrastructure and other services, make important land use decisions, and revise current policies within the Concord Development Ordinance.

The 2030 Land Use Plan will be an official statement by the City of its vision, intentions, goals, objectives, and strategies for future land use development. The study area includes land within the City’s current boundaries, as well as areas outside the City limits that could be annexed in the future.

The drop-in session will feature a presentation by Tindale Oliver, the consultants who have been instrumental in collecting, collating, and analyzing data and citizen input throughout the process. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the consultants and city staff regarding the land use plan.

The draft plan represents the culmination of 10 months of data collection, including stakeholder interviews, a survey, and an analysis of the community’s characteristics and trends. In addition to the October 10 event, the draft document and maps will soon be available for review at It is anticipated that public hearings on the recommended plan will be held at Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council meetings in the coming months.

For more information, please visit or call Kevin Ashley in the Planning and Neighborhood Development Department at 704-920-5149.

(Source:  City of Concord)


Realtors Make $25,000 Contribution to CMS Bond Campaign

VoteYesBonds2017The Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association (CRRA), in partnership with the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, made a $25,000 contribution last week to support the 2017 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Vote Yes for Bonds Campaign in support of public schools.

The $922 million bond package, on the ballot in Mecklenburg County this November, will fund the 29 highest-priority projects in CMS that relieve overcrowding, upgrade facilities (some are 50+ years old), modernize classrooms and deliver more academic options for students and families. Approval of the bonds will not result in higher taxes for Mecklenburg County property owners. Continue reading

Town of Huntersville Takes Steps to Reform Development Regulations

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In the past few weeks, the Town of Huntersville has advanced a series of ordinance amendments and policy initiatives to reduce regulatory burdens on developers and streamline the subdivision approval process. The changes, which are supported by REBIC, will also help encourage redevelopment in the Town Center — a top priority for the Board of Commissioners — and allow subdivision sketch plans to be approved through administrative review. Continue reading

Senate Approves Extension of National Flood Insurance Program

img_0100On Thursday, September 7, the United States Senate voted to pass a three-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The House of Representatives is expected pass the legislation on Friday, September 8, 2017 and the President is expected to quickly sign the bill into law later in the day.

This legislation ensures that the NFIP will not lapse on September 30, 2017, and will be extended until December 8, 2017.

Source: National Association of Realtors® (NAR)

Early Voting Underway for Charlotte Primary Election

Early Voting is now underway in the City of Charlotte’s September 12th Primary Election, and will expand after Labor Day to nine convenient sites around town. Dates, times and locations are below:

Click Here to see which candidates REBIC has endorsed in the September 12th Primary Election.

Primary Voting Calendar