Input Requested for Charlotte's General Development Policies
(September 2, 2004)
Debra Campbell, Director of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning
Commission, has distributed a letter to neighborhood groups
requesting volunteers to participate in updating the city's General Development
Policies (GDP) document. These policies will have a major impact on
future development in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Much of the area's
future development will occur in Steele Creek, which has seen
phenomenal growth in the last few years and should expect to see
The following is
the text of the letter:
August 27, 2004
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission staff is beginning
work on Phase II of the update of the General Development Policies
(GDP) document. The GDP provide guidance for the location, intensity
and form of future development and redevelopment throughout the City
of Charlotte and unincorporated Mecklenburg County.
Phase II work will include addressing issues related to the environmental impacts of land use and development in Charlotte.
Phase II work will begin in late September with a stakeholder group
of citizens working with staff to identify environmental issues
related to land use and zoning and to develop policies to address
the identified issues.
If you would like to volunteer to be a stakeholder for Phase II of
the GDP, please contact Crissy Huffstickler at 704-336-4697 or
firstname.lastname@example.org by September 10th. Please provide
Crissy with your name, current address, phone and e-mail.
The stakeholder group process will continue for approximately one
year and will involve approximately two evening meetings per month.
Representatives of environmental groups, the development community,
and neighborhood and business organizations are encouraged to
participate in the stakeholder group process. Due to the intense
meeting schedule, stakeholders may wish to name an alternative
representative in addition to a primary representative.
Stakeholders will receive a letter in mid September notifying them
of the first meeting, tentatively scheduled for late September.
If you would like to participate, but are not able to volunteer as a
stakeholder, we will be holding a public meeting to gather citizen
input in early/mid October and will notify you of the details as
they are finalized.
For more information about the
GDP, please see our website at