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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Important Hurricane Update from Duke Energy!

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Charlotte Hosts Community Engagement Meetings on Housing Locational Policy

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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

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

Charlotte Invites Developers to Brainstorming Session this Friday on Expedited Plan Plat Review Program

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The City of Charlotte is seeking developer input into the design of its Enhanced Plan Review and the Expedited Plat Review Programs, and has scheduled a Brainstorming session this Friday morning at the Government Center.

City Council recently approved an Enhanced Plan Review Program for Subdivisions, Urbans and an Expedited Program for Plats.  For Subdivision and Urban submittals, the fee would be an additional $30,000 on top of all of the pertinent fees for the project.    For Plats, the fee would be an additional $1,000 on top of all of the pertinent fees for the project.   At this session, City staff is looking for developer input into these questions:

  • For Subdivisions and Urbans, if you were to pay the additional $30,000, what would the Enhanced Review program look like?  (time, which agencies would review, etc)
  • For Plats, if you were to pay the additional $1,000, what would the Expedited Plat Review program look like?

When:  Friday, August 24, 2018
Where: Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
            600 E. 4 Street
            Charlotte, NC
            8th Floor – Planning’s Innovation Station
Time:  9:00 am to 10:00 am

The City will validate your parking if you park in the garage at E. 4th and Davidson. 

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RSVP TO NAN PETERSON AT: npeterson@charlottenc.gov.

Matthews to Vote Monday on Small Area Plan Zoning Overlay Districts

The Matthews Town Board next Monday night will 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 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:

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