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City mulls changes to SRO regulations

Although there’s only one single room occupancy project in Charlotte — and one in the works — the city is considering making changes to its SRO regulations.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department is working with a citizen’s advisory group to come up with proposed changes to the regulations, planning department spokesman Josh Weaver said.

The City Council asked the planning department to look into the regulations to see if they met the needs of the community, he said. That prompted the planning department to form the advisory group to comment on potential tweaks to the city’s zoning regulatory standards for SROs.

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The proposed changes address, among other things, the number of buildings that should be allowed on one site, room size and capacity, on-site management and proximity to other SROs.

If the proposed changes are filed with the City Council this month, they could go into effect by July, Weaver said.

Sam Boykin can be reached at sam.boykin@mecktimes.com.

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