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DISTRICT 7: Charlotte City Council candidates talk about development (access required)

The four candidates to replace District 7 Charlotte City Councilman Warren Cooksey are a financial planner, an economist with impressive academic bona fides, a sales consultant in workplace safety, and an outspoken Tea Party organizer. Here's what they have to say about development in the development rich district, which includes Ballantyne and other areas of southernmost Charlotte.

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City considering clarifying density in zoning ordinance’s Pedestrian Overlay District (access required)

The city is revisiting the Pedestrian Overlay District rules to clarify construction density issues. PED Overlay was instituted to encourage pedestrian-friendly corridors in the city. In return for following strict design standards that increased costs, developers may increase the housing density.

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