New Sign Regulations
The Rezoning Petition for 2,642 Addresses
This new ordinance will now allow artistic ice cream murals to be located on the walls of ice cream shops!
It also recognizes new sign types, gives clear guidelines for the permitting process, cleans up billboard language, and creates a new non-commercial message category (formerly campaign signs)
How Much Does a Vote Cost?
August 23, 2019: The City of Charlotte issued a letter with the dates and times for the public participation process.
NC Building Code Regulation Changes (HB675)
Does campaign money equate to election votes?
A quick comparison looking at the money spent and votes earned in 2019 Special Election Primary for the NC 9th Congressional District.
Firestop Special Inspections (NCSBC 1705.17)
New changes to building code regulations will take effect on October 1st.
These changes will impact: Burying Power Lines, 3rd Party Inspections, Tiny Home Regulations, Obtaining Temporary Certificates of Occupancy…..
Art Tax 2019
The 2018 NCSBC requires certification of Fire-Resistant Penetrations and Joints; affecting high rise buildings and buildings that have a risk category III or IV.
What Properties Are Being Aligned to the New TOD Zoning?
A vote was held at the July 2nd County Commissioners Meeting to place additional sales tax on the November 6th ballot. The $50mil in additional tax revenue will be divided into five initiatives.
Charlotte's TOD Alignment Rezoning Initiative
The Transit Oriented Development Alignment’s purpose is to proactively rezone parcels that exist along the LYNX Blue Line Light Rail into one of the four new TOD zoning districts. These new TOD districts will ensure that the zoning along the Blue Line light rail will be up-to-date with the City of Charlotte’s Station Area Plans.
NC Sales Tax Redistribution
The Transit Oriented Development Alignment’s purpose is to proactively rezone parcels that exist along the LYNX Blue Line light rail into one of the four new zoning districts. The City of Charlotte plans to have this completed by October 2019.
Proposed: Stricter Minimum Housing Code
Senate Bill 650 was created with the intent of raising more money for areas of the state that have not experienced the same benefits as larger counties due to the fact that they are smaller and more rural. This legislation would cost the City of Charlotte millions in lost tax revenue.
"Learning to Lobby Through Fruit"
The City of Charlotte is proposing changes to the city’s Housing Code Ordinance.
Many members of the Charlotte City Council believe that a stronger ordinance is needed.
Out of the Box Thinking
Tips for Organizing and Conducting a Successful Constituent Lobbying Meeting.
Charlotte's Land Development One-Stop Shop
When is “Out of the Box Thinking” a good approach.
A Case Study Using Resumes.
Will Charlotte and Mecklenburg Merge?
The City of Charlotte has created a customer centric - Development Services Center. This One Stop Shop will open in November and combine 11 Charlotte development categories into one space.
Check out the presentation.
The discussion of consolidating Charlotte and Mecklenburg County services happened again.
Here’s the recap of the conversation and a link to the POD Cast.
Last week, Charlotte Public Relations officially launched. The website went live, social media accounts were created, and Longleaf Politics did a story. Now, this week our newsletter “The Leader” debuts.