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Charlotte real estate group honors planning director Campbell (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – From humble beginnings to rising to the top leadership of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, Debra Campbell never forgets her past. The Tennessee native grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., in a four-room house she shared with four siblings and ...

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Shad Spencer: A big fish in a big pond (access required)

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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.

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City needs rezoning for planned light rail Park-and-Ride station (access required)

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With the ground already broken and funding approved for the 9.3-mile, $1.16 billion Lynx Blue Line Extension, the wheels are in motion for the light rail trains to go as far north as UNCC by 2017. But that’s only if the city doesn’t get in its own way in the process. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department on July 22 filed a petition, asking to change the zoning on more than 11 acres in University City to accommodate the development and construction of a park-and-ride station.

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On the Level: Bridget Dixon is drafting zoning policy for Charlotte beer-makers (access required)


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.

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