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Final Recommended CLT 2040 Policy Map

 

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The final recommended policy maps were released yesterday and can be found here.

  1. Please review any properties in which you may have an interest (current or future), provide comments online (either on the map app directly or via email to [email protected]), and let us know (via email) of any remaining concerns you may have. The comment period ends on March 21st.
  2. We are putting together a list of those who are willing to speak at the public hearing scheduled for the evening of Monday, February 28th. At this point it appears comments will be accepted both in person (PREFERRED – demonstrates higher level of commitment and interest in the issue) and virtually. If you or someone in your organization is available please sign up here and we will contact you.

The Policy Map is scheduled to be adopted on March 28th. The upcoming public hearing is our opportunity to convey any outstanding concerns to the ultimate decision makers – Members of the Charlotte City Council. General talking points will be available for distribution prior to the hearing.

INTERESTED IN SPEAKING AT THE CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL MEETING? SIGN UP HERE TO LET US KNOW!

New District Maps Passed Friday

 

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NC lawmakers pass new political maps, this time with…

North Carolina lawmakers have now passed new political districts for themselves and the state’s 14 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives – but it’s not the final decision, since the court system will still have a say in the matter next week. …

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Join the NAIOP Volunteer Community

 

Volunteers are the heart of our Charlotte Chapter and its success, and we encourage every member to become actively involved in one of our committees! We have a number of opportunities for involvement and more information on each committee can be found here. Our committees include Programs, Legislative, Membership, and Sponsorship. Interested? Reach out to [email protected].

Link Up with the Legislative Listserv

 

Last year, the NAIOP Charlotte Legislative E-List was created with the purpose of allowing members in good standing a platform to stay up to date and connected to the many legislative activities going on in Charlotte and the industry as well as participate in ongoing conversations relevant to the commercial real estate development community. Between the 2040 Comp Plan, UDO, Policy Maps, just to name a few, this is a fantastic tool to stay in the know. This list can be managed through your member profile. Follow these steps to sign up today.

Charlotte UDO Updates

 

2040 Policy Map
Charlotte’s 2040 Policy Map, currently undergoing its third iteration, is scheduled to be released next Monday, February 21st with a public hearing to follow on February 28th. We hope the new map will incorporate many of our recommendations, including encouraging higher densities where appropriate and letting the market guide potential future land use options. 

Election Update
The General Assembly is scheduled to vote Wednesday and Thursday of this week on newly drawn Congressional and State House and Senate Districts. Many involved in the process are hoping to reach some sort of compromise so the elections may proceed. Candidate filing is scheduled to recommence on February 24th. If things haven’t been settled by then, look for election dates to be pushed back yet again.


 

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Welcome New NAIOP Charlotte Members | February 15, 2022

 

We are proud to introduce our new association members! The following is a list of individuals who have joined NAIOP Charlotte since November 2021:

  • Dave Andrews
  • John L.  Berger
  • Kara A.  Blue
  • Brian Bunce
  • Dave Davis
  • Sara Downing
  • Malik Evans
  • Brittany Govoni
  • Adam S. Hawthorne
  • Alexa Jordan
  • Joseph L. Leary
  • Terry Martin
  • Timothy C. Murphy
  • Jordan E. Murray
  • Ian Patrick
  • Tony Rolfes
  • John Schick
  • Jason Smith
  • Jack Taylor
  • Drew Thompson
  • Wenzhuo Tuttle
  • Nick Vosnock

UNLOCKING THE KEYS TO LEADERSHIP SUCCESS

 

 originally published by MARIE RUFF for NAIOP National with permission to repost

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“Whether you are in a leadership role or not, you are a leader,” said Leah Brown, Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator, in a members-only webinar this week presented by Trammell Crow Company. You may be a leader in your industry, your family, your community, or elsewhere. What defines leadership is “trying to show up as our very best self and bring others along with us,” she said.

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6 Ways to Breathe Life Into Mixed-use Spaces

 

originally published by JEFF POLLAK, MANAGING PRINCIPAL, STREETSENSE for Building Design & Construction Network and shred by NAIOP National

6 ways to breathe life into mixed-use spaces
Mixed-use spaces elicit mixed emotions as they offer bigger, better, and bolder versions of their original iterations. This ups the ante for developers, but it's a worthy challenge because the end product benefits the local community and the quality of life for residents and users alike. The risk comes when a mixed-use place is positioned as “everything to everyone,” which rarely works.
To activate a space and realize its fullest potential, here are six tactics to consider in your strategic process: 
  1. Dig into Data
  2. Pay homage to history
  3. Fill in the missing gaps
  4. Put people first and dollars will follow
  5. Foster community and give a warm welcome
  6. Create a brand that underlines and elevates a space
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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

Key Races and Predictions for the 2022 Midterms and Beyond

 

originally published by KATHRYN HAMILTON, CAE for NAIOP National with permission to repost. 

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Five primary factors will shape this November’s midterm elections. Each has varying degrees of importance, but all solidly affect President Joe Biden’s approval ratings, which influences how people will vote, said Larry Sabato, Ph.D., political prognosticator, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, and founder and director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, during an exclusive NAIOP members-only webinar this week.

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How Inflation Could Influence the Workplace

 

originally published by GARY TASMAN for NAIOP National with permission to repost. 

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Part one of this series began with a discussion on inflation and interest rates, and how we anticipate these factors will influence leasing and development in our market. As we continue the new year with the expectation of slowing economic growth and continued high inflation, we want to take a closer look at how the current economy will influence our working habits — and how commercial property trends will change as a result.

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New Charlotte Policy Maps

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost

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Last summer the City of Charlotte Planning, Design & Development Department kicked-off the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map process as a first step in putting the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan into action. Thank you to those of you who have participated in engagement in this effort to date.

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Primary Election Date Moves Again

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost.

From the News & Observer:

North Carolina Senate Republicans plan on Wednesday to postpone the state’s primary elections to June 7, citing ongoing litigation of the newly enacted redistricting maps. The state Supreme Court scheduled arguments in the redistricting case for Feb. 2. The court in December pushed back the primary from its original March 8 date to May 17, as part of an expedited hearing schedule for challenges to the redrawn maps. But Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, said Monday that the current schedule “is an extremely short timeframe that will cause unnecessary confusion and chaos.”

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Catawba Crossings Public Meeting Tomorrow February 2, 2022 from 4:30-7:30PM

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost. 

Catawba Crossing

Catawba Crossings

The Catawba Crossings Project will evaluate the feasibility of a new roadway between Gaston County and Mecklenburg County. The Project includes two new bridges over the South Fork Catawba River and Catawba River and a new interchange with I-485.

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Six Ways to Reduce Risk on Office Construction Projects

 

originally published by MICHAEL CASOLO for NAIOP National with permission to repost.

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The right design may be the key to achieving the flexible, experiential physical workplace of the future – but it’s only half the battle. Even the most flawless blueprint requires seamless construction delivery to unlock its maximum potential.

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NAIOP NC Awards Deadline: Friday, February 18

 

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NAIOP NC Project of the Year Awards

Submit Projects by Friday, February 18, 2022

We are now accepting nominations for the NAIOP NC Project of the Year awards. The Project of the Year Awards are given annually to project teams to recognize outstanding commercial development in North and South Carolina. The award is presented during the NAIOP North Carolina Statewide Meeting in Pinehurst. Nominations are accepted until February 18, 2022 by completing the online formClick here to view past winners.

Award Guidelines

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Charlotte UDO & Policy Maps Update

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost. 

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New schedule for Policy Map announced today:

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Register for Tuesday's Special Webinar: Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball

Sabato Webinar

Political analyst Larry Sabato, Ph.D., will give his up-to-the-minute update on politics in this engaging and informative webinar. He will discuss today's political landscape, the midterm elections, and what we can expect Congress and the Biden administration to focus on moving forward.  

Sabato is a New York Times bestselling author, recipient of four Emmy awards, and one of the nation’s most respected political analysts.

A Rhodes Scholar, Sabato is the founder and director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and has had visiting appointments at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England.

Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate, 2022 U.S. Edition

 

originally published by Brian Lewandowski, Jacob Dubbert, Michael P. Kercheval, Ph.D., and Richard Wobbekind, Ph.D. with permission to repost.

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Development and construction of new commercial real estate in the United States – office, industrial, warehouse, and retail – generates significant economic growth at the state and national levels. This annual study, “The Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate, 2022 U.S. Edition,” published by the NAIOP Research Foundation, measures the contribution to GDP, salaries and wages generated and jobs supported from the development and operations of commercial real estate.

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State Advocacy Essential for NAIOP Chapters in 2022

 

originally published by TOBY BURKE for NAIOP National with permission to repost. 

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As the new year begins, lawmakers will begin returning to their chambers to discuss and debate numerous pieces of legislation. Congress is currently focused on President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better initiative and voting rights legislation, but conventional wisdom suggests that passage of meaningful, nonpartisan legislation will remain a challenge during an election year.

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