Charlotte planners have unveiled a new series of proposed amendments to the Pedestrian Overlay District (PED) along portions of Morehead St. and East Boulevard in Dilworth. The new proposal takes into account objections raised by REBIC regarding building length and design, while also clarifying that there is no maximum residential density in any of the PED Overlays citywide.
The City will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed changes
Monday, May 19th at 6:00 pmCouncil Chambers, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center,600 East 4th Street, Charlotte
In summary, the new proposed PED amendments are as follows:
To download a slide presentation with examples of how the requirements can be met, click HERE.
The PED was first approved in 1999 and has been utilized in numerous areas of the City to promote walkable, mixed-use development. In exchange for its higher-density by-right zoning, developers are required to meet enhanced building design standards and construct a pedestrian-friendly streetscape. It was adopted along Morehead Street and in the Midtown area in early 2013 as part of the Midtown/Morehead/Cherry Area Plan.
REBIC has reviewed the amendments and considers them to be an acceptable compromise that the industry can support. We remain concerned, however, about the potential for future changes to the PED, which would jeopardize the assurances property owners need about the security of their zoning rights.
A vote by Council City on the PED amendments is tentatively set for June.BACK TO LATEST NEWS