Rezoning http://wfae.org en Cherry Rezoning Stirs Old Fears, Mistrust http://wfae.org/post/cherry-rezoning-stirs-old-fears-mistrust <p>The Charlotte City Council’s decision to rezone nearly 6 acres near uptown has highlighted along-runningfear among African-American residents that they will be pushed out by gentrification.</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:14:40 +0000 Steve Harrison 51066 at http://wfae.org Cherry Rezoning Stirs Old Fears, Mistrust Apartments Or Automall? Council Considers North Charlotte Plan Near Light Rail Corridor http://wfae.org/post/apartments-or-automall-council-considers-north-charlotte-plan-near-light-rail-corridor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A complex of four or five auto dealerships is being proposed for 40 acres of land near where the new light rail will run through University City.</p><p>On Monday night, the Charlotte City Council will hold a public hearing on a <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/planning/Rezoning/RezoningPetitions/2013Petitions/Pages/2013-052.aspx" target="_blank">proposal to rezone the property</a>, which is currently approved for apartments, not auto sales. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:38:58 +0000 Julie Rose 35318 at http://wfae.org Apartments Or Automall? Council Considers North Charlotte Plan Near Light Rail Corridor Bill Would Eliminate A Tool Neighbors Have To Fight Zoning Changes http://wfae.org/post/bill-would-eliminate-tool-neighbors-have-fight-zoning-changes <p><strong>Updated 7/26/13: </strong>The regulatory bill that lawmakers ended up passing, left out eliminating protest petitions.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>In North Carolina neighbors can oppose development projects that require rezonings by filing something called a protest petition.&nbsp; That means the rezoning requires a three-fourths vote on the city council, not just a simple majority. &nbsp;A bill that would eliminate those kinds of petitions has passed the state house.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:35:04 +0000 Lisa Miller 31506 at http://wfae.org