How the DNC will Affect Builders and Developers

With the Democratic National Convention rolling into Charlotte on September 4th, builders and developers should prepare themselves for delays in both inspections and plan reviews throughout Mecklenburg County. Here’s some of what you can expect:

  • Mecklenburg County: A temporary increase in inspection wait times should be expected over the next two weeks. Due to road closings and security measures, projects located within the I-277 loop will experience extensive delays of perhaps several days during the first week of September. Your project’s assigned management team will be able to discuss your particular project’s situation and the options available to address your specific project needs. The Hal Marshall Service Center will remain open, but staff will be limited and traffic congestion may make public access to the building difficult. Parking will be limited only to those visitors with county business.
  • City of Charlotte: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (CMGC) will be open to the public during the DNC, but traffic congestion and parking restrictions may make public access to the building difficult. The CMGC parking garage on East 4th and Davidson will be closed beginning Saturday, September 1st through Thursday, September 6th. During the DNC, public visitors to the CMGC will only be allowed access to the lobby level. If you need to visit with any city employee not on the lobby level, you must pre-arrange to meet that employee in the lobby and they will escort you to your meeting location. If you have any questions, please contact Land Development Customer Service at 704-336-6692.

For more information on street closings and Uptown access during the DNC, visit the City’s website.


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