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Strategic Mobility Plan Out Thursday


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Thursday will mark the release of the Strategic Mobility Plan (SMP) draft. The public can access the May 19 meeting at this link.

The SMP’s goal is to shape the mobility future for the City of Charlotte and expand on the “Safe and Equitable Mobility” goal of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan (2040 Plan). The SMP dives deeper into the mobility policies of 2040 Plan to achieve a safe, connected, equitable, sustainable, prosperous, and innovative mobility vision for Charlotte. To learn more, follow this link to the Strategic Mobility Plan homepage.

SMP Virtual Engagement Sessions will be live on Thursday, May 26 (6 p.m.) and Tuesday, May 31 (noon). Meeting links will be available by visiting charlottenc.gov/smp.

Additionally, you can sign up to share input during the public comment portion of the City Council Business Meeting on Monday, June 13, at 6 p.m.

UDO – Updates

On Wednesday, there will be a presentation on the findings related to the Economic Analysis of the draft UDO.


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Raleigh UDO: Lessons Learned | Panel Discussion

 

As Charlotte strives for a UDO, what can we learn from Raleigh? Hear a discussion with public and private perspectives about the process, transition and implementation.

Join us for a Virtual UDO Listening Session

 

Beginning next Thursday, the Charlotte Department of Planning, Design & Development will host weekly virtual listening sessions focused on UDO topics that have sparked particular interest from the community. We invite you to share your input with staff about the proposed standards in the first draft UDO for the topics listed below. Each session will be offered twice on the scheduled day, from 12-1p.m. and 6-7p.m via Zoom. Registration is required. 

Thursdays with the UDO Virtual Listening Sessions
February 17, 2022 | Heritage Tree Protection
February 24, 2022 | Short-Term Rentals
March 3, 2022 | Neighborhood 1 Zoning Districts
March 10, 2022 | Parking

These sessions will include a brief presentation from staff about the topic followed by an open forum. If you are interested in speaking during the session, please sign up to speak when you register to attend. Based on the number of registered participants, individual speaking time will be limited. Your feedback is important to us, and we look forward to hearing from you!

REGISTER HERE

Charlotte Policy Map & UDO

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to reshare.

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During last night’s Charlotte City Council Business Meeting (start at 7 minute and 45-second mark), Alysia Osborne, Project Director, gave a presentation on the 2040 Policy Map. The second draft of the map will be released on January 18th. The other details on the new schedule may be found here.

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Charlotte UDO Virtual Q&A Session Postponed

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost in NAIOP Charlotte

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The Frequent Users Q&A Virtual Conversations originally scheduled for January 4th have been postponed until January 27, 2022. Thank you to those who submitted questions before the previous deadline, however, the City did not receive enough questions to warrant an hour-long session. Please submit comments so that the City can facilitate a robust discussion for those who will use the UDO regularly. You may now submit questions until Thursday, January 20, 2022. Please submit your questions on the registration pages in the buttons below or via email to [email protected].

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Charlotte's UDO

 

Do you frequently use or reference Charlotte's development regulations?

The City of Charlotte, Department of Planning, Design, and Development will hold two conversations on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, to respond to development and design-related questions about the UDO. This session will be geared toward design and development professionals who may have very technical questions.

To ensure that all questions are addressed during this conversation, questions must be submitted in advance through the registration page or via email to [email protected] before next Tuesday, December 28, 2021. There will be two of these conversations from 12-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Join the virtual conversation that best fits your schedule!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with city staff on this first draft of the UDO!

UDO Frequent User Q&A Flyer

A unique opportunity to discuss the Charlotte UDO

 

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Do you frequently use or reference Charlotte’s development regulations?

The City of Charlotte, Department of Planning, Design, and Development will hold two conversations on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, to respond to development and design-related questions about the UDO. While we are calling all professionals who regularly use development regulations in Charlotte, all are welcome to attend.

To ensure that all questions are addressed during this conversation, questions must be submitted in advance through the registration page or via email to [email protected] before next Tuesday, December 28, 2021. We will host two of these conversations from 12-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Join the virtual conversation that best fits your schedule!

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City of Charlotte Elections Filing Opens Next Week

 

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#1) 2022 Elections: Filing Begins Next Week

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City Releases Easy to Understand Reference Guide of Unified Development Ordinance

 

originally published by City of Charlotte with permission to repost on NAIOP Charlotte

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City Releases Easy to Understand Reference Guide of Unified Development Ordinance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 24, 2021) – The City of Charlotte on Wednesday released an easy-to-understand reference guide of the first draft of the Unified Development Ordinance.

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Release of the Draft Comprehensive Transportation Review (CTR) Guidelines

 

The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) has released for public review and comment a draft of the Comprehensive Transportation Review (CTR) Guidelines. 

These guidelines are a key component to implementing the 2040 Plan and the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).  As stakeholders and partners in the development of the UDO, we value your continued engagement, review, and input.

Why are they important?

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Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map Survey

A special thanks to Elizabeth McMillan at Crescent Communities for sharing this information below.  Please pass along to your colleagues.

As a follow-up to the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, the Charlotte Planning Department has moved into Part 2 of the implementation phase, the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map. This part of the process will translate the plan’s place-based policies to specific locations throughout the community.  The Planning Department has put out a survey to collect data and input from residents and professionals to help influence the Policy Map, which will help guide the UDO.

Please feel free to share this email with others in hopes that more of our voices can be heard.

Complete Survey

** The first page sets the stage for the previous work and gives an overview of the process, so may be helpful if you need a refresher.

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Important Government Affairs Update

Top 3 Items to Note:

  1. We are making significant progress on our efforts to identify and bring aboard a seasoned individual to provide additional eyes and ears on the ground in Iredell County and Cabarrus County.  More on that to come later this week.
  1. The City of Charlotte is seeking development/real estate representatives to serve on two advisory boards created by the passage of the policy section of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.  It is essential we engage qualified and knowledgeable individuals to fill these positions.  We have an incredible opportunity here and I could use your help.  (Deadline is Friday, August 27th, details follow)
Charlotte Equitable Development Commission
The Charlotte Equitable Development Commission was created with the adoption of the Future Charlotte 2040 Comprehensive Plan by City Council resolution on June 21, 2021. The Commission is charged with advising in the assessment of infrastructure throughout the city and recommending strategies that balance equitable investments in areas most in need, including areas with absent and insufficient facilities, areas growing fastest, and areas targeted for growth. The Commission will work with the Office of Strategy and Budget to provide input on the development of the city’s proposed Capital Investment Plan. The Commission will provide regular updates to the Budget and Effectiveness Council Committee and quarterly reports to the entire Council.  The committee will consist of individuals with significant backgrounds in community development and infrastructure assessments. Examples of preferred experience shall include consulting engineers in the project development business; attorneys specializing in development; developers; independent business representatives; construction contractors; bankers or insurance agents engaged in the financial aspect of development; representatives from homebuilder's association; homeowners or neighborhood association representatives.
9 Members (3 appointments by Mayor, 6 appointments by City Council), Term Length – 3 years, 1 term
 
Charlotte’s Neighborhood Equity and Stabilization Commission (Charlotte’s NEST)
The City of Charlotte needs to address displacement caused by gentrification in a comprehensive, broad, and systematic, intentional manner. The recently adopted 2040 Comprehensive Plan includes the establishment of the Charlotte Neighborhood Equity and Stabilization Commission (Charlotte’s NEST). The City currently has an adopted Affordable Housing Framework coupled with a number of neighborhood programs that are used to address gentrification. However, the City desires to engage the community in developing additional strategies to limit displacement. Therefore, the Charlotte Neighborhood Equity and Stabilization Commission is established for a 3-year period and is charged with reviewing and recommending specific anti-displacement strategies and specific tools for protecting residents of moderate to high vulnerability of displacement. The Commission will make regular reports to the Great Neighborhood Council Committee, quarterly reports to the entire Council and provide recommendations for combatting displacement prior to the implementation of the Plan.
15 Members (5 appointments by Mayor, 10 appointments by City Council) who shall be appointed according to the following criteria:
- 3 appointees - Housing Advocates (1 appointed by Mayor, 2 appointed by Council)
- 3 appointees - Neighborhood Leaders or Community Organizers (1 appointed by Mayor, 2 appointed by Council)
- 3 appointees - Involved in the Real Estate Development Industry as specified below:
- Non-Profit Affordable Housing Developer (1 appointment by the Mayor)
- For Profit Affordable Housing Developer (1 appointment by the Council)
- Market Rate Housing Developer (1 appointment by the Council)
- 2 appointees - Residents who have experienced or are experiencing displacement (1 appointed by Mayor, 1 appointed by Council)
- 1 Urban Studies and Planning Representative with experience in displacement and gentrification and implementing equitable inclusive development strategies (1 appointment by the Mayor)
- 1 Housing Finance Representative with experience in rental housing finance and homeownership and affordable and subsidized housing (1 appointment by the Council)
- 1 Land Use Representative with expertise and experience in historic preservation and landmarks, zoning, and development rights (1 appointment by the Council)
- 1 appointee - Neighborhood Conditions Representative with expertise and experience in economic development, health, racial/ethnic segregation, schools and education and crime (1 appointment by the Council)
Term Length – 3 years, 1 term
 

For more information on the new advisory boards, please visit: https://charlottenc.gov/CityClerk/Pages/BoardsandCommissions.aspx

 

  1. The next phases of CLT Future 2040 (mapping and UDO) are underway –
    • Alan and I had our second monthly meeting with Taiwo and Alyson last Thursday.  As a result of that meeting, REBIC will be putting together a small group of design professionals that will meet with planning staff every two weeks (for as long as necessary) beginning a few days prior to the public release of the UDO on October 4th.  These meetings will allow REBIC representatives to provide feedback and to receive an immediate response, much earlier in the process, on elements of the proposed ordinance that could be problematic if implemented  It also allows us to be a cheerleader for those things in the UDO that help streamline the process and reduce development time frames.
    • Brenda Hayden will be joining Alan and me for the monthly meetings beginning in September.
    • A brief presentation containing the projected schedule for mapping/UDO is here.
  • Due to recent and higher than anticipated COVID infection rates, the Government Center has been closed to the public for the time being.

Two for Tuesday - First Draft of Charlotte UDO Released

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Two for Tuesday


 

#1) First Draft of Charlotte UDO Released

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Concord and Kannapolis UDO Updates

The City of Concord is updating their UDO – Read more

Kannapolis is updating their UDO – Read more