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City pondering pedestrian overlay changes in Dilworth

DILWORTH – The city of Charlotte is considering making changes to the pedestrian overlay district in this neighborhood and is asking for input from local stakeholders before moving forward, according to a news release from the Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition, a locally based lobbying organization.

The PED district was approved in 1999 and it allows walkable, mixed-use development that is higher in density than typical zoning districts. The higher density is contingent upon more stringent building-design standards.

According to the REBIC release, Dilworth neighbors – who aren’t loath to voicing their disapproval of city policies or decisions – recently have spoken up with concerns about the higher-density developments. The city staff is conducting in-person interviews with property owners, residents and other stakeholders who live in the Midtown or Dilworth communities. These meetings will be held over the next two weeks; anyone who is still interested in signing up for an interview should contact Senior Planner Michelle Jones, who can be reached at [email protected]

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