Eastland development team to hold virtual community meeting as part of rezoning petition process

Britt Clampitt
brittany.clampitt@charlottenc.gov
4/28/2020

Community members invited to learn about the Eastland vision and provide feedback

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 28, 2020) – The City of Charlotte has rescheduled the community meeting for the rezoning of the former Eastland Mall site.

In accordance with local and state orders in place to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held virtually. The meeting will include a prerecorded video presentation by the development team that gives an overview of the rezoning process. The virtual meeting will be available for viewing on the rezoning petitions webpage by 5 p.m. Friday, May 1.

To ensure the public can provide feedback on the rezoning proposal, a comment and question period will be open from May 1 through May 12 at 5 p.m. Additionally, a live session in which the development team will answer questions is planned for May 13. Feedback will be included in the official community meeting report. More information about the full feedback process will be included in the video posted on Friday and in upcoming communication to the public.

Residents who expect they will be unable to access the virtual meeting are asked to email eastland@charlottenc.gov or call 704-353-1946 to make alternative arrangements for receiving the presentation information.

Holding a community meeting is a key step in the rezoning petition process. The development team communicates with residents, business owners and area property owners to help them understand the rezoning request, and seeks feedback on the project. Community meetings are required under North Carolina state law and the city's zoning ordinance as part of the conditional rezoning process.

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