Planning Commission Begins Discussing Vision for Zoning Ordinance Revamp

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission continued its discussions this week about how to improve the city’s zoning ordinance and entitlement process, offering a preview of the broader debate that lies ahead regarding land use and growth.

At its monthly work session Monday afternoon, the Planning Commission heard from a panel of community stakeholders about what worked – and what could be improved – with the city’s zoning ordinance. The panel included developers Jim Merrifield and Darrel Williams, zoning attorney John Carmichael, REBIC executive director Joe Padilla, University City Partners planning director Tobe Holmes, and neighborhood representative Darrell Bonapart. 

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Councilman Kenny Smith Hosting Town Hall Meeting on ULI SouthPark Study

South Park Town Hall

Charlotte Staff Recommends Elimination of Trash Service to Apartments, Continued Service to Condos and Townhomes

During a recent meeting of the City Council Budget Committee, Charlotte staff recommended that multi-family housing be split into two separate categories for the purposes of receiving future trash collection: multi-family residential and multi-family commercial.

Under the proposal, owner-occupied residences like condominiums and townhomes would be considered multi-family residential, while buildings with multiple units leased to tenets (like apartments), would be considered multi-family commercial.  Staff is proposing that owner-occupied multi-family residential still receive city trash service, but service be eliminated for multi-family commercial (rentals).

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