Interested in knowing more about Charlotte’s effort to revamp its mammoth, convoluted, zoning ordinance? Several public discussions are scheduled in coming days, starting with a City Council committee meeting at 2:30 p.m. today.
The council’s Transportation and Planning Committee will hear a presentation (Sept. 10) from Sandra Montgomery of the city Planning Department. The public doesn’t get to speak at that meeting, in Room 280 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, but city council members can ask questions. The city has hired consultants Clarion Associates, to do a general assessment of the zoning ordinance and look at its effectiveness in implementing the city’s adopted policies and area plans.
The general public gets its say Tuesday, Sept. 18, in two different public sessions in Room 267 of the government center. A 4-6 p.m. session is aimed at “frequent users” of the ordinance, such as developers and builders. A session for “occasional users” will be at 7-9 p.m.
RSVP for those sessions to Sandra Montgomery, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download a copy of the agenda for today’s council committee meeting. (Bonus: You’ll get information on the expansion of the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization.)
Click here to read an interview with Planning Director Debra Campbell, in which she talks about the effort to update the zoning ordinance.
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