The Alternative Compliance Review Committee (ACRC) was established in April of 2019, when the Charlotte City Council adopted new standards for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Districts.
The purpose of allowing for alternative compliance with select standards of the TOD Districts is to encourage the implementation of alternative and innovative design practices that implement the intent of the TOD Districts and do not have a significant adverse impact on surrounding development.
TOD standards that are eligible for alternative compliance include:
Minimum building height
Maximum building length
Landscape & screening requirements
The Committee is responsible for reviewing requests for alternative compliance and providing a recommendation to the Planning, Design & Development Director. The Planning Director, upon recommendation from the ACRC, has the authority to approve or deny alternative compliance requests. No standard may be waived in its entirety.
The Committee is composed of seven regular members and two alternates.
Members are appointed by the City Council for 3-year staggered terms. Members may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
Mary Kelly, ACRC Chairperson Community Representative
David Walters, Vice-Chairperson Real Estate Development Industry Representative
Page Case Real Estate Development Industry Representative
Hermes Goudes Community Representative
Eric Zaverl Real Estate Development Industry Representative
Padma Bulusu, Alternate Community Representative
Renee Rubens Community Representative
Tobe Holmes Real Estate Development Industry Representative
Michael-Paul James, Alternate Real Estate Development Industry Representative
First Thursday of each month at 4 p.m.
Committee Rules for Procedure May 14, 2020
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. Fourth St., Room 280Charlotte, N.C. 28202
ACRC Agenda Packet June 4, 2020
ACRC Agenda Packet May 28, 2020
Applicants should meet with staff prior to submitting a request for alternative compliance. Contact Kirsty Sanchez to schedule a meeting.