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Charlotte City Council to take up natural area requirement again (access required)

The Charlotte City Council is expected to revisit a divisive proposal that would eliminate the natural area from the city’s Post Construction Controls Ordinance during its meeting Nov. 28. The proposal would do away what city staffers say is a ...

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Charlotte City Council’s Environment Committee supports change to PCCO

A controversial proposed change to the city of Charlotte’s Post Construction Controls Ordinance is one step closer to becoming reality. On Monday, the City Council’s Environment Committee voted 3-2 to recommend removing a natural-area requirement from the PCCO, a change ...

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Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority given only $2.5M in face of concerns about agency

The Charlotte City Council has decided to award $2.5 million, rather than $10 million, to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, in a blow to the embattled tourism-booster group. The council is expected to vote July 25 on the remainder of ...

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Drive-thru reservations (access required)

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 ...

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Controversial Independence Boulevard plan wins City Council approval

The controversial Independence Boulevard area plan passed unanimously during a Charlotte City Council meeting Monday. Among other things, transit has been a source of debate over the plan. The transit plan created by the Metropolitan Transit Commission includes bus rapid transit ...

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Monroe Road project developers fail to get rezoning support from planning department

Despite support from neighbors for a 20-acre redevelopment plan for Monroe Road between Idlewild and Conference roads, the city’s zoning staff has recommended denial of a rezoning petition for the project. Roy Goode, of Goode Development Corp. and Goode Properties, ...

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Opponents, supporters of $203M bonds package point to timing (access required)

With government debt and uncertainty about the economy serving as hot-button topics for this year’s local and national elections, the fate of the $203.6 million Charlotte bonds package on the Nov. 2 ballot seems uncertain — at the same time ...

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Reinventing the subdivision (access required)

In the next few years, Charlotte’s suburban streets could look different. Blocks could be smaller. Sidewalks could be wider and further away from the road. There could be more trees along the roads. The changes would be included in the ...

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