Rezoning Notices Are Sent to Charlotte Neighborhood Organization
(July 20, 2002)
often learn at the last minute about rezoning petitions that may
bring new and potentially unwanted development to their areas. They
thus miss out on early discussions of plans and have an opportunity
for input only near the end of the application process. Opposition
from nearby residents often will force developers to revise plans to
make them more likely to receive approval by the Charlotte
Mecklenburg Planning Commission and its staff and by the Charlotte
City Council, which has ultimate authority over rezoning.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission sends notices of all
rezoning applications to all neighborhood organizations in the
vicinity of the area to be rezoned, but only if the organization is
Commission also provides the list to other local government agencies
and other organizations, which use it to send notices on a wide
variety of issues.
Currently only 12
homeowners associations, neighborhood associations, and other groups
within Steele Creek are on the list. If yours is not, it certainly
should be. Contact, or have your president or other organization
officer contact, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission at
704-336-2205 to have your group added. This is a crucial step to
make sure your neighborhood organization keeps aware of changes in
the local community and has an opportunity to participate in the
The Steele Creek
area is growing rapidly and inevitably, but if you are concerned
that specific development might be a detriment to the community, be
sure to monitor rezoning petitions and make your views known to the
Planning Commission and Charlotte City Council.
Other ways to keep
up with rezoning petitions:
If you see a sign
with a big "Z" on it, someone has petitioned for a zoning
change on the property adjacent to the sign. Note the petition
number posted on the sign and call the number shown to request
information about the application.
petitions now are on line at the Planning
Commission web site. (Click on the rezoning link on the
Steele Creek Residents Association web site has links to rezoning
petitions within Steele
Creek on the Rezoning Page.