Rezoning Notices Are Sent to Charlotte Neighborhood Organization
(May 9, 2008/Updated
June 2, 2014)
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, the Planning Staff, and the Charlotte
City Council, which has ultimate authority over rezoning.
Petitioners must send notices of
neighborhood meetings for all conditional rezoning applications to all neighborhood organizations in the
vicinity of the area to be rezoned, but only if the organization is
Department also provides the list to other local government agencies
and other organizations, which use it to send notices on a wide
variety of issues, including infrastructure improvements and
other projects that may impact their neighborhood as well as notices
The list is
available online at the
List web site, which also has a map with general locations
of the organizations now listed. The list is dependent on
information provided by neighborhood leaders, and over time leaders
change or the organization may become inactive.
about three dozen
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 Department to have your group added
or to update your information. 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
Stutts (704-336-8312 -
firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also add or update organization information
The Planning Department provides registration and update
opportunities at many of its public meetings, such as during the
regular Neighborhood Symposium.
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
Department's Rezoning web site.
Steele Creek Residents Association web site has links to rezoning
petitions within Steele
Creek on the Rezoning Page.