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State Advocacy Essential for NAIOP Chapters in 2022

 

originally published by TOBY BURKE for NAIOP National with permission to repost. 

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As the new year begins, lawmakers will begin returning to their chambers to discuss and debate numerous pieces of legislation. Congress is currently focused on President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better initiative and voting rights legislation, but conventional wisdom suggests that passage of meaningful, nonpartisan legislation will remain a challenge during an election year.

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News from Around the Region

 

originally published by REBIC for Two for Tuesday with permission to repost.

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https://crcbrblog.wordpress.com/2022/01/19/new-charlotte-policy-maps/

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost

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Last summer the City of Charlotte Planning, Design & Development Department kicked-off the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map process as a first step in putting the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan into action. Thank you to those of you who have participated in engagement in this effort to date.

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https://crcbrblog.wordpress.com/2022/01/19/primary-election-date-moves-again/

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost.

From the News & Observer:

North Carolina Senate Republicans plan on Wednesday to postpone the state’s primary elections to June 7, citing ongoing litigation of the newly enacted redistricting maps. The state Supreme Court scheduled arguments in the redistricting case for Feb. 2. The court in December pushed back the primary from its original March 8 date to May 17, as part of an expedited hearing schedule for challenges to the redrawn maps. But Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, said Monday that the current schedule “is an extremely short timeframe that will cause unnecessary confusion and chaos.”

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Charlotte Policy Map & UDO

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to reshare.

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During last night’s Charlotte City Council Business Meeting (start at 7 minute and 45-second mark), Alysia Osborne, Project Director, gave a presentation on the 2040 Policy Map. The second draft of the map will be released on January 18th. The other details on the new schedule may be found here.

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BREAKING: State Court Upholds New Districts

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to reshare.

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A North Carolina Superior Court has upheld the new districts proposed by the legislature. The case will likely move on to the NC Supreme Court. Candidate filing will resume on February 24, 2022, at 8AM, and end at 12 noon on March 4, 2022.

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Apply to Serve on an Advisory Board

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost through NAIOP Charlotte

Get Involved

This is your chance to serve your community and represent the industry - apply today for an appointment to a Mecklenburg County Advisory Board, Committee, & Commission!

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REBIC City of Charlotte Update

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost in NAIOP Charlotte

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Alyson Craig has been named Interim Planning Director for the City of Charlotte and will officially begin her new role on February 1st. Likewise, the comment period deadline for the first draft of Charlotte’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) has been extended from January 14th into late February or late March. A final determination on that will likely be made during next Monday’s council meeting. The Transportation, Planning, & Environment Committee will receive a briefing at its regularly scheduled meeting earlier that day. As a result, some of the community outreach meetings have been rescheduled for later in the month. 

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Charlotte UDO Virtual Q&A Session Postponed

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost in NAIOP Charlotte

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The Frequent Users Q&A Virtual Conversations originally scheduled for January 4th have been postponed until January 27, 2022. Thank you to those who submitted questions before the previous deadline, however, the City did not receive enough questions to warrant an hour-long session. Please submit comments so that the City can facilitate a robust discussion for those who will use the UDO regularly. You may now submit questions until Thursday, January 20, 2022. Please submit your questions on the registration pages in the buttons below or via email to [email protected].

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Charlotte's UDO

 

Do you frequently use or reference Charlotte's development regulations?

The City of Charlotte, Department of Planning, Design, and Development will hold two conversations on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, to respond to development and design-related questions about the UDO. This session will be geared toward design and development professionals who may have very technical questions.

To ensure that all questions are addressed during this conversation, questions must be submitted in advance through the registration page or via email to [email protected] before next Tuesday, December 28, 2021. There will be two of these conversations from 12-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Join the virtual conversation that best fits your schedule!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with city staff on this first draft of the UDO!

UDO Frequent User Q&A Flyer

A unique opportunity to discuss the Charlotte UDO

 

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Do you frequently use or reference Charlotte’s development regulations?

The City of Charlotte, Department of Planning, Design, and Development will hold two conversations on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, to respond to development and design-related questions about the UDO. While we are calling all professionals who regularly use development regulations in Charlotte, all are welcome to attend.

To ensure that all questions are addressed during this conversation, questions must be submitted in advance through the registration page or via email to [email protected] before next Tuesday, December 28, 2021. We will host two of these conversations from 12-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Join the virtual conversation that best fits your schedule!

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Two for Tuesday - Election Updates

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost on CRCBR.

2022 Elections Update (Again)

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Things have certainly remained messy since our email newsletter went out last Tuesday.

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City of Charlotte Elections Filing Opens Next Week

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost to NAIOP

#1) 2022 Elections: Filing Begins Next Week

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City Releases Easy to Understand Reference Guide of Unified Development Ordinance

 

originally published by City of Charlotte with permission to repost on NAIOP Charlotte

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City Releases Easy to Understand Reference Guide of Unified Development Ordinance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 24, 2021) – The City of Charlotte on Wednesday released an easy-to-understand reference guide of the first draft of the Unified Development Ordinance.

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Release of the Draft Comprehensive Transportation Review (CTR) Guidelines

 

The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) has released for public review and comment a draft of the Comprehensive Transportation Review (CTR) Guidelines. 

These guidelines are a key component to implementing the 2040 Plan and the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).  As stakeholders and partners in the development of the UDO, we value your continued engagement, review, and input.

Why are they important?

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NAIOP Commends Congress on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

 

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, commends congressional lawmakers on the passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, which now moves to President Joe Biden for signature into law. 
 

A longtime priority issue for NAIOP members – the nation’s foremost owners, developers, and investors of office, industrial, retail, and other commercial real estate – the bills $550 billion in new federal investments in U.S. infrastructure will provide critical financial support for roads, bridges, rail and mass transit systems, as well as underlying water, energy, power, and broadband systems, among others. 
 

Investment in these transportation and infrastructure networks is essential to repairing and strengthening the supply chain. Included in the bill are $17 billion for port infrastructure and $25 billion for airports – critical funds that will help address facility deterioration, lower emissions through electrification and other low-carbon technologies, and reduce congestion near these heavily-trafficked areas.  
 


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City of Charlotte - Draft Policy Maps

 

This is a very busy time, but a time to be involved and aware of what is happening in Charlotte.  Yesterday (10/13), the City of Charlotte released a draft of the Policy Maps. 

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Two for Tuesday - First Draft of Charlotte UDO Released

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost on NAIOP

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#1) First Draft of Charlotte UDO Released

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Two For Tuesday - 9/30/2021

Originally published by REBIC with permission to re-post through CRCBR.

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U.S. House and Senate Return for Busy September Agenda

The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate return this week in full from their summer recess, with congressional leaders rushing to meet critical deadlines to advance President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislative agenda. Prior to their return to Washington, D.C., members of several House committees had been meeting via teleconference to develop their individual pieces of a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that, by rule, cannot be blocked by a Senate filibuster. Senate Democrats (including the two Independents that caucus with the Democrats) can pass the reconciliation bill without Republican votes, provided all 50 support the reconciliation measure. Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced their portion of the bill containing revenue-raising measures that will be subject to further negotiations before a final bill is voted on by the House.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had originally promised progressives in the Democratic caucus that she would not hold a vote on a Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill until work on the larger reconciliation bill was completed and accepted by Senate Democrats. However, a group of centrist and moderate Democrats led by Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) extracted a commitment from Speaker Pelosi to begin floor vote proceedings on the infrastructure bill on Sept. 27. In addition to the reconciliation package and the infrastructure bill, the House and Senate must also deal with legislation to raise the national debt limit, as well as passing a continuing resolution before Oct. 1 to fund the federal agency operations and prevent a government shutdown.

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