It was 10:30 a.m. in a cubicle on the eighth floor of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. So there was no beer. About 50 people work in the Charlotte planning department, but we specifically wanted to talk to the beer-lady: Bridget Dixon. We wanted to know why she worked for the department from 2003 to 2006, left, and then came back. And we wanted to talk about beer. Good beer.
Charlotte’s City Council won’t vote before the end of this year on a contentious plan that would allow more duplexes in the city, a city planning coordinator said.
Apartment owners who are renting out individual bedrooms can continue to do so while the city mulls creating regulations for such properties, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department official said.
Developer Roy Goode wants to put up an apartment building in Midtown, and he is convinced it must be taller than 40 feet to be profitable. But Kent Main, planning coordinator with the Planning Department, said a taller building won’t be possible under the city’s plan of turning the area into a pedestrian paradise.
The zoning world in Charlotte may be transforming into one with more uniform design.
If you frequent the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, you probably have noticed a neon sign in a conference room just off the lobby of the Eighth Floor offices.
But do you know the history of the Innovation Station?
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission’s planning committee postponed a vote last week on the Midtown, Morehead and Cherry Area Plan. The committee made the decision Tuesday to allow planning staff members to meet with the residents of the 455-acre area again. The plan provides a framework for growth and development in the area bounded by South [...]
Charlotte Knights General Manager Dan Rajkowski has homerun-sized plans for an empty, underutilized piece of property in uptown. The Knights lease a lot on South Mint Street from Mecklenburg County. For now, it’s just an open, grassy field with security lights scattered throughout. Someday, Rajkowski hopes there will be a baseball park on the site, [...]
When Rob Nixon and business partner Andy Wilson bought a rundown former church at 1212 Pecan Ave. in Charlotte in March 2007 for $650,000 from Russ-Mar Properties, Nixon said he felt like Christopher Columbus. “I had my flag in the ground,” he said. The plan was to convert the 8,100-square-foot church into a nightclub. At [...]
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission will hold public meetings in November for area plans and zoning text amendments that are being developed and nearing City Council vote. A citizens advisory group will meet 6 p.m. Thursday in Room 280 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St., to discuss an Internet [...]