The Sept. 11 decision came without warning and in the middle of the week: Longtime Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Manager Katrina Young would no longer be in charge of enforcing the city’s zoning ordinance, effective immediately. Into the breach came Shad Spencer, a longtime city-county planning coordinator, after Planning Director Debra Campbell announced he would replace Young temporarily, and – pending an evaluation of his job performance – perhaps more permanently.Read More »
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City-County Planning Manager Katrina J. Young – a familiar name, face and voice on the phone to many builders, developers and land-use agents – was transferred this week from her top zoning administration position.Read More »
When the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission holds its retreat next week, operational policies are expected to be on the agenda. Up for discussion, among other things, is a proposed operating agreement to streamline the commission’s policies into one document. Also at ...Read More »
In 1969, with the first location on South Boulevard, Charles Howard founded Charlotte-based carwash company Autobell. The company, which has 62 locations, boasts on its website that it has never closed an Autobell. The Howard family has been itching to ...
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Earlier this month, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department Director Debra Campbell asked the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission to sponsor the filing of an amendment to the city’s height rules for residential districts. It was not an unusual request. Whenever the planning department is ...Read More »
Susan Lindsay remembers when she was a teenager, in the 1950s, how she and her cousins used to “cruise” Independence Boulevard, popping into the mom-and-pop shops along the road. “It was the typical early ‘50s strip development,” said Lindsay, vice ...Read More »
Surrounded by vacant and decrepit-looking shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and car lots, Independence Park is one of the last places still showing signs of life along a blighted stretch of highway just minutes from uptown. But Alec Polites said the ...
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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and three other local figures have been chosen for a fellowship through 2011 at the The Urban Land Institute’s Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. The group will be working with other teams — led ...Read More »