Charlotte planners may be getting ready to undertake what could become a comprehensive revision to its Zoning Ordinance, following a nine-month assessment of the existing code by Denver-based consulting firm Clarion Partners.
In its assessment, the Clarion team says the current 830-page zoning ordinance “has become outdated and is not user-friendly.” Describing the feedback they received last fall from builders, developers, zoning attorneys and neighborhood representatives, they said, “many believe (the ordinance) is not well aligned with the City’s planning and development goals. adopted plans and policies, and modern best practices.”
Some of the other highlights of the report:
REBIC has been engaged in this effort since its launch last fall, and will continue to work with the City in the months ahead to revise the ordinance in a way that better protects property rights and promotes economic development. Look for a more detailed analysis of the consultant’s reports in the coming weeks.
Both reports, the Zoning Ordinance Assessment Report and Zoning Ordinance Approach Report, are now available for download HERE.
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