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January 11, 2022

On December 14, 2021, The North Carolina Building Code Council (BCC) approved to extend the deadline for companies to have fire retardant receptacles in place from June 2022 to June 2023. This approval is contingent upon the NC Valet Trash Association providing proof and documentation to substantiate its claim that shipping and supply chain issues […]

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The City Planning Department announced a new timeline that pushes back the comment period of the UDO from January 14, 2022 to March 18, 2022. The reason given was because of the complexity of the 608-page draft document. The second draft will now come out in May 2022. You may review a copy of the […]

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December 9, 2021

Residents who have been served an eviction notice and have a court date within 90 days can be helped in person by a RAMP Specialist..

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December 1, 2021

GCAA along with REBIC and other real estate community partners continue to review and work together on case studies and other tools to demonstrate the economic impact..

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November 9, 2021

Last Friday, The U.S. House passed by a vote of 228-206, a “Hard” Infrastructure Bill that will cost $1.2 trillion over eight years.The bill will fund billions in the roads, bridges, rail, broadband and water supply. For North Carolina, this means $7.2 billion for highway programs and another $457 million for bridge replacement and repairs. […]

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October 13, 2021

The average rent in Charlotte is $1,472 a month and the average footprint is 942 square feet, according to RENTCafé’s latest report. Why it matters: 41% of the housing in Charlotte is renter occupied, RENTCafé notes. While renters moving from larger metros might find the city affordable, longtime residents are getting priced out. What’s happening: […]

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The City of Charlotte has released a first draft of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO will include new regulatory approaches in areas that include parking, tree preservation, transportation, and drainage and will expand on how we advance community priorities of affordable housing, public open space, the environment, etc. Check out the full UDO […]

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October 1, 2021

The city has been conducting a survey to receive input on existing place types that will help inform changes in the Charlotte Future 2040 mapping process. The Charlotte Future 2040 mapping process will be completed using a new tool, Place Types, and will follow a 3-step process. A first draft of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is scheduled […]

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The redistricting process will take place over the next few months leading up to the spring elections. Redrawing of the districts is intended to address imbalances in political representation. Depending on how the districts will be re-drawn its possible another seat on city council will be added. The public can give feedback on the proposed […]

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September 16, 2021

After a nearly one-year roller coaster ride of extensions, a stop and a re-start, the Centers for Disease Control’s national eviction moratorium came to an abrupt end with a Supreme Court ruling last month. What happens next? Here’s what to expect: Local and State Eviction Bans Remain Intact This Doesn’t Trigger Immediate Evictions Most Property […]

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