"All of these rules and regulations are well-intentioned, but it’s just gone too far -- despite my 'no' votes," Dulin said. "It’s added too much more costs to the costs of development, especially the tree ordinance and the post-development design guidelines."
Since 2001, Charlotte-based Regent Homes has been building homes in Catawba River Plantation. The community is near the U.S. National Whitewater Center, a city of Charlotte-funded project that opened in 2006. Designed for thrill-seekers and outdoor-lovers, the center features rafting and zip lines, among other attractions.
Last week, in a 4-0 vote, the council’s public safety committee gave its support to the proposal, which calls for rental property owners to give the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department their contact information, including business and home addresses and phone numbers.
Charlotte City Councilman Andy Dulin loves to be on the cutting edge in the Queen City. To demonstrate his connection with the people and the trends in the area he took a tour of the Occupy Charlotte protest site set up in Uptown just before the New Year.
Charlotte’s real estate community often cites three ordinances accused of making developing sites cumbersome and costly: the Urban Street Design Guidelines, the Post Construction Controls ordinance and the tree ordinance. Residential design standards for single-family homes in the city have also been controversial among industry officials. Below is a look at the ordinances and a [...]
Editor’s note: Some City Council candidates did not respond to requests to be interviewed. Claire Fallon, at-large (D) I think they should look at relevancy and enhancement to Charlotte. If people can sell their homes elsewhere, we’re going to get such an influx. I believe in business and development but good development so we don’t have [...]
Charlotte-based Spangler Construction used to be in the commercial construction business. These days it’s known as a real estate investment company. And in the upcoming Charlotte City Council and mayoral elections, Spangler’s known as the company whose employees have donated the most to candidates in the two races. Spangler employees donated a total of $5,000 [...]
In the past year since Charlotte’s rental ordinance took effect, 643 properties have surpassed the city’s threshold for crime. That means, in theory, that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officials should have met with the owners of 643 properties, of which 553 were single-family homes. Not all of those meetings took place, though. Instead, CMPD has met [...]
Proposed changes to the city’s post-construction control ordinance are pitting developers against environmentalists. The proposal would eliminate duplicative “tree save” requirements that also appear in the city’s recently approved tree ordinance and change the stormwater-control requirements for redeveloped sites, potentially making it easier for developers to build in urban areas, said Daryl Hammock, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm [...]
Drive-thru windows have become a part of the shopping landscape in Charlotte, as they have throughout the rest of the country. A growing population — according to the latest census data, Mecklenburg County has 919,628 residents, up 32.2 percent since 2000 — has made the Queen City even more attractive to fast-food chains and other [...]