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REBIC: Meetings on single-room rentals postponed

CHARLOTTE — Meetings to discuss a renting practice that is popular with students but that has also concerned city officials have been postponed indefinitely, the Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition said.

According to REBIC, the city has put on hold meetings of a stakeholders group tasked with deciding whether the city’s zoning ordinance needs to be amended to create rules for single-room leasing. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers say that renting practice is a generator of crime.

City planning officials could not be immediately reached for comment, but REBIC said the meetings postponement might stem from the city’s desire to review federal fair-housing regulations, which REBIC said permits renting by the bedroom.

The stakeholders group was set to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St.

GUION can be reached at payton.guion@mecktimes.com, (704) 817-1344 or on Twitter at @paytonguion.

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