Up until a few months ago, breweries had to follow strict regulations if they were to be located anywhere but in city’s industrial areas. But earlier this year, the city adopted two amendments to the zoning ordinance that changed the rules about how and where brewers could set up shop.Read More »
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A 1,600-seat Elevation Church will rise on twenty-two acres at Lancaster Highway and Johnston Road, near the city’s southern tip, if a rezoning application is given final approval. The church is asking for a change from MX-1, mixed use residential, to UR-2, urban residential, for property that now holds two single-family residences.Read More »
When Todd Ford opened his brewery, Charlotte’s zoning ordinance restricted him to the fringes of the city’s business corridors, the industrial districts. Since breweries were thrown into the industrial category, Ford couldn’t set up shop as he pleased, but had to settle for what the city allowed. He found space in an industrial building on North Davidson Street, about a mile from the heart of the NoDa neighborhood.Read More »
Get this: As a kid, Bill Miley used to play tennis with … but we’ll let him tell you. The Charlotte regional director for the Houston-based Metrostudy housing analytics firm just released his latest quarterly report, and it says that developed lots in the nine-county Charlotte market are … well, it’s complicated; better you should hear it in his words.Read More »
When a local zoning board of adjustment rules in favor of a builder, the zoning battle is not necessarily over. That’s because the deadline for anyone to appeal such a ruling can be a moving target. And if the appeal succeeds, it can kill a project that at one point seemed a sure thing. But House Bill 276, which has passed the North Carolina House and is in the Senate Commerce Committee, would set a much more firm appeal deadline, provided the builder who got the favorable ruling knows the rudiments of making and displaying a sign.
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CHARLOTTE — Developers of single-family subdivisions in the city limits now have incentives to add houses affordable for low-income families to their developments — creating mixed-income neighborhoods — and a similar incentive for multifamily development is in the works. At ...Read More »