COVID-19: Meeting Updates
City of Charlotte October zoning meeting to be held virtually Monday, October 19, 2020
To ensure essential government operations
continue while social distancing, the City of Charlotte’s zoning meeting on
Monday, October 19, will be held virtually. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.
It will be available to view on the Gov Channel, and the city’s Facebook and YouTube pages. As the meeting will be held virtually,
the city is working to ensure the public has various ways to provide comments
as part of Monday’s scheduled zoning hearings.
Sign up to speak virtually during a zoning
Members of the public can sign up to speak
during a zoning hearing on City Clerk Office's webpage or by
calling 704.336.2248. The deadline to sign up is Monday, October 19, at 9
a.m. Speakers are asked to provide an email address when they sign up and
should indicate in their submission whether they will have a PowerPoint or
other presentation. On October 19, between 9 a.m. and noon, Charlotte
Communication & Marketing will email speakers instructions on how to join
Submit a comment on a zoning hearing item
Residents are also invited to submit
comments on zoning hearing items. Written comments of 375 words or less can be
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org any time prior to Tuesday, October 20,
at 11:59 p.m. Residents who prefer to voice their comments can call the City
Clerk’s Office at 704.336.2248 and record a voicemail. Comments will not be
read during the meeting, but they will be included in the meeting’s record and
provided to City Council members after the meeting for review prior to a
COVID-19: Community Meeting Updates
The Governor of North Carolina has issued an Executive Order prohibiting gatherings of more than 100 people and Mecklenburg County recommends that no more than 50 should gather. The CDC along with the White House suggest avoiding social gatherings of more than 10 people and practicing social distancing. While the guidelines have varied in regard to the number of people at gatherings, we urge you to consider the public health and safety when determining how and when to hold a community meeting. For now, the next Zoning Meeting is April 20, 2020, but the City must make determinations with respect to scheduling city-wide public meetings based on guidance from federal, state, and local authorities which is rapidly evolving. In order to accommodate the uncertainty arising from COVID-19, the City will be flexible in adjusting our timeline for when the Community Meeting Report is submitted to staff by accepting the reports within 10 days prior to the scheduled public hearing. In addition, while we continue to support the standard format for community meetings where the public is invited to a location in close proximity to the subject property, staff is also willing to consider additional ways to solicit public input. Please note alternative methods would not replace the standard community meeting format but would be used in conjunction to ensure maximum opportunity for the public to provide input. We would request additional methods to solicit input be coordinated through the rezoning staff planner assigned to your petition, or through the Rezoning Program Manager so we can review, and if acceptable, can inform the public accordingly.
If you have any questions, or need anything additional in the meantime, please contact staff using the numbers and emails provided at the bottom of this page. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding on this matter.
COVID-19: Rezoning Fee Update
For new Rezoning Fees for FY 2021 effective July 1, 2020, please see link under Petitioner Information on the right side of this page.
Rezoning Fees may be mailed to our office for processing at the following address:
City of Charlotte
Planning Design &Development, 8th Floor, Attn Rezoning Fees,
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
*Please note that at this time staff is working alternate schedules and remotely therefore it may take longer than normal for a check to be processed.
Important, the fee must be received prior to the rezoning petition being included on a rezoning legal ad for the public hearing.