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https://crcbrblog.wordpress.com/2022/01/19/new-charlotte-policy-maps/

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost

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Last summer the City of Charlotte Planning, Design & Development Department kicked-off the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map process as a first step in putting the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan into action. Thank you to those of you who have participated in engagement in this effort to date.

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https://crcbrblog.wordpress.com/2022/01/19/primary-election-date-moves-again/

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost.

From the News & Observer:

North Carolina Senate Republicans plan on Wednesday to postpone the state’s primary elections to June 7, citing ongoing litigation of the newly enacted redistricting maps. The state Supreme Court scheduled arguments in the redistricting case for Feb. 2. The court in December pushed back the primary from its original March 8 date to May 17, as part of an expedited hearing schedule for challenges to the redrawn maps. But Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, said Monday that the current schedule “is an extremely short timeframe that will cause unnecessary confusion and chaos.”

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Let's Talk NAIOP NC Awards at the NAIOP NC Conference

 

originally published by NAIOP National with permission to repost

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NAIOP NC Project of the Year Awards

Submit Projects by Friday, February 18, 2022

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Charlotte Policy Map & UDO

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to reshare.

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During last night’s Charlotte City Council Business Meeting (start at 7 minute and 45-second mark), Alysia Osborne, Project Director, gave a presentation on the 2040 Policy Map. The second draft of the map will be released on January 18th. The other details on the new schedule may be found here.

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BREAKING: State Court Upholds New Districts

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to reshare.

Vote

A North Carolina Superior Court has upheld the new districts proposed by the legislature. The case will likely move on to the NC Supreme Court. Candidate filing will resume on February 24, 2022, at 8AM, and end at 12 noon on March 4, 2022.

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Developing Buildings with a Facilities Management Mindset

 

originally published by MELISSA PLASKONOS for NAIOP National with permission to repost.

Buildings Interior

Often in large development projects, design and construction teams focus on completing the building for the occupants’ short-term needs – about five years out from completion. Yet modern buildings have the potential to reach a lifespan of 30-50 years before requiring major renovations, according to Getty Conservation Institute. As climate change worsens and building resiliency becomes more top of mind for building owners and investors, a more forward-thinking approach to development is necessary.

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Improving the Building Permit Process

 

originally published by VALERIE MAISLIN for NAIOP National with permission to repost.

Development Approval

Building on the NAIOP Research Foundation’s recent study, The Development Approvals Index: A New Tool to Evaluate Local Approvals Processes, several NAIOP chapters and George Mason University have collected data on development approvals across the United States and Canada.  

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Flex Space Emerging as Long-term Office Market Trend While Transactions Overtake 2020 Sales Volume

 

originally published by IRINA LUPA  for NAIOP National with permission to repost.

Flex Office

While the past two years have been marked by considerable speculation around the future of office-based and remote work, there is no uncertainty around the fact that companies will still need physical spaces for training, collaboration, and culture building. Considering the changing nature of these activities, a trend has been gaining ground to keep up with demands: flex space.

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Apply to Serve on an Advisory Board

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost through NAIOP Charlotte

Get Involved

This is your chance to serve your community and represent the industry - apply today for an appointment to a Mecklenburg County Advisory Board, Committee, & Commission!

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REBIC City of Charlotte Update

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost in NAIOP Charlotte

Two for Tuesday - REBIC

Alyson Craig has been named Interim Planning Director for the City of Charlotte and will officially begin her new role on February 1st. Likewise, the comment period deadline for the first draft of Charlotte’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) has been extended from January 14th into late February or late March. A final determination on that will likely be made during next Monday’s council meeting. The Transportation, Planning, & Environment Committee will receive a briefing at its regularly scheduled meeting earlier that day. As a result, some of the community outreach meetings have been rescheduled for later in the month. 

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Charlotte UDO Virtual Q&A Session Postponed

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost in NAIOP Charlotte

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The Frequent Users Q&A Virtual Conversations originally scheduled for January 4th have been postponed until January 27, 2022. Thank you to those who submitted questions before the previous deadline, however, the City did not receive enough questions to warrant an hour-long session. Please submit comments so that the City can facilitate a robust discussion for those who will use the UDO regularly. You may now submit questions until Thursday, January 20, 2022. Please submit your questions on the registration pages in the buttons below or via email to [email protected].

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Designing the Experiential Workplace of the Future

 

originally published by MICHAEL CASOLO for NAIOP National

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COVID-19 revealed to the world that work is no longer a place we go – it is an experience we shape. Returning to the office as it used to be may seem pleasantly simple, but that would leave a historic opportunity on the table. Far deeper value lies in designing the office anew – this time, with the human experience front and center.

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Charlotte's UDO

 

Do you frequently use or reference Charlotte's development regulations?

The City of Charlotte, Department of Planning, Design, and Development will hold two conversations on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, to respond to development and design-related questions about the UDO. This session will be geared toward design and development professionals who may have very technical questions.

To ensure that all questions are addressed during this conversation, questions must be submitted in advance through the registration page or via email to [email protected] before next Tuesday, December 28, 2021. There will be two of these conversations from 12-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Join the virtual conversation that best fits your schedule!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with city staff on this first draft of the UDO!

UDO Frequent User Q&A Flyer

Newsletter Winter 2021: Office Demand, Proptech, Adaptive Reuse and More

 

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Although office net absorption remained negative throughout 2021, it is gradually climbing toward the positive side of the scale.
Office utilization rates remain low due to continued concerns about coronavirus transmission, and the Omicron variant has also introduced a new degree of uncertainty.
However, while a long-term increase in remote and hybrid work arrangements is likely to reduce demand for office space, the authors of the latest NAIOP Office Space Demand Forecast predict this will be more than offset in coming years by employment growth in office-using industries.
 
Demand for new office buildings is also favorable, as new builds offer the flexible work environments demanded in today's more uncertain world.
 

People picVIEWPOINT

"Investors funneled $9.5 billion into Proptech this year. What technologies do you see your business potentially implementing in the future?"

See replies.

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A unique opportunity to discuss the Charlotte UDO

 

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Do you frequently use or reference Charlotte’s development regulations?

The City of Charlotte, Department of Planning, Design, and Development will hold two conversations on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, to respond to development and design-related questions about the UDO. While we are calling all professionals who regularly use development regulations in Charlotte, all are welcome to attend.

To ensure that all questions are addressed during this conversation, questions must be submitted in advance through the registration page or via email to [email protected] before next Tuesday, December 28, 2021. We will host two of these conversations from 12-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Join the virtual conversation that best fits your schedule!

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Two for Tuesday - Election Updates

 

originally published by REBIC with permission to repost on CRCBR.

2022 Elections Update (Again)

Vote

Things have certainly remained messy since our email newsletter went out last Tuesday.

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Deadline to Submit NAIOP NC Awards

NAIOP NC Project of the Year Awards

Submit Projects by Friday, February 18, 2022

We are now accepting nominations for the NAIOP NC Project of the Year awards. The Project of the Year Awards are given annually to project teams to recognize outstanding commercial development in North and South Carolina. The award is presented during the NAIOP North Carolina Statewide Meeting in Pinehurst. Nominations are accepted until February 18, 2022, by completing the online formClick here to view past winners.

Award Guidelines

The Project of the Year award is determined by a selection committee of industry peers. Awards will be given for two categories - new ground up or redevelopment. Because last year's conference was postponed, awards will be presented for 2021 and 2022. The following criteria are used to evaluate entries:

 

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Welcoming Freight to the Neighborhood

 

originally published by MARIE RUFF  for NAIOP National

Infrastructure Neighborhood

Industrial real estate contributes valuable jobs and services to the economy but is not always well understood by the local community. Concerns about traffic and adjacent land uses may also exist. In a session at NAIOP’s I.CON East in Jersey City, New Jersey, this week, a panel of experts discussed effective practices for engaging with local officials, decision-makers, and community members about the role of industrial facilities as a “good neighbor.”

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The Outlook for Capital Markets and Industrial Real Estate

 

originally published by SHAWN MOURA, PH.D. for NAIOP National

Capital Market

Low cap rates and rapidly rising rents reflect industrial real estate’s status as the leading sector in commercial real estate development. Record levels of capital are flowing to industrial real estate while tenants are willing to pay higher rents to secure additional inventory and shorten delivery timelines.

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Driverless Delivery Trucks Coming to a Road Near You

 

originally published by KATHRYN HAMILTON, CAE for NAIOP National

Driverless Car

On a seven-mile stretch of Arkansas roads this fall, retail giant and tech innovator Walmart began testing a new type of delivery truck: autonomous vehicles running a loop route that requires the truck to navigate intersections, obey traffic lights and merge on dense roadways. Notably missing? A driver. These trucks are the first ever on the roads without a safety driver.

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