CLT Development Center Brainstorming Session – The Customer Experience

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Friday, October 4th

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

CMGC 8th Floor – Planning Innovation Center

We want to extend an opportunity to hear from the Charlotte Development Community. On Friday, October 4 from 1:00 to 2:30 at CMGC, Ed Gagnon from Customer Service Solutions will facilitate a session about what the Customer Experience should be as we open the CLT Development Center. Please feel free to forward this email to your organization.  All participants need to do is RSVP to Nan Peterson at npeterson@charlottenc.gov.

By the end of the year, the CLT Development Center will open! This center will be the home to the land development teams from CLT Water, Engineering, Urban Forestry, Construction Inspection, Erosion Control, Subdivision, Zoning, Plan Review Coordination, Fire, CDOT and a touchdown station for NCDOT.

The CLT Development Center will be a proactive, responsive and customer-friendly land development services culture aligned to serve the needs of its various customer groups, working collaboratively to achieve outcomes.

We would like to invite you and/or your colleagues to a “brainstorming” session to define what the customer expectations are for the Center. We need and want your input to help staff provide the services the development community needs.

 

Interim Executive Director Named

Rob NanfeltOn behalf of the REBIC Board of Directors, it is with great excitement that REBIC welcomes back Rob Nanfelt as Interim Executive Director. Rob has many years of political advocacy, industry experience and spent several years with REBIC as a Government Affairs Manager. In addition, he previously served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Association of Home Builders. Please join us in welcoming Rob back to the REBIC team!

2019 Primary Voter Guide

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To see a full listing of candidate responses, click here.

City Hosting Meeting Next Wednesday on Sign, Tree Ordinance Revisions

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For more information on the two proposals, see our recent Blog posts:

Charlotte Proposes Revising Tree Ordinance Requirements for Urban Sites

Charlotte Modifies Proposed Sign Ordinance to Allow Real Estate Directional Signs

Join us August 28th for the 2019 REBIC BBQ!

Join Realtors®, home builders, commercial brokers and developers for this annual bi-partisan Political Pig Pickin’, and mingle with candidates for
Charlotte City Council and local town boards.

Tickets are just $15 each. Click here to purchase online.

2019 BBQ Flyer

Real Estate Industry Legislative Priorities Continue to Advance in Raleigh

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Despite the ongoing stalemate over the state budget, legislation supported by the real estate and home building industry continues to make progress in Raleigh. Over the past few weeks, Governor Cooper has signed into law a variety of bills supported by the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA), the North Carolina Realtors®, NAIOP North Carolina, and other trade groups. Here’s a summary of some of the key laws that will benefit the residential and commercial real estate industries in the years ahead: Continue reading

Charlotte Modifies Proposed Sign Ordinance to Allow Real Estate Directional Signs

Revised amendments to the Charlotte Sign Ordinance now permit the use of weekend directional signs for new home construction and real estate open houses, after REBIC raised objections to their elimination.

The proposed regulations for Temporary Off-Premises Signs now read as follows:

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The new language actually allows larger signs (6 square feet in area, or double what is allowed now), and eliminate a current requirement that the signs be located no more than a half-mile from the advertised property. REBIC remains concerned, however, about new language requiring a Realtor® or sign company to obtain permission from a property owner before placing directional signs, and will continue to work with City staff to see if a compromise can be reached.

Weekend directional signs are one of the most effective tools buyers use to find homes for sale. Particularly in Charlotte, where most new home communities are in hard-to-find, infill locations (and often not yet identified on GPS), a ban on temporary directional signs would severely impact home sales, which are already falling due a lack of inventory.