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Economic Development & Planning Committee Agendas 2009

The City Council Economic Development and Planning Committee meets throughout the year to discuss issues that will be brought to the full Council. The Committee's recommendation, based on their research and discussion, is an important element in the City Council's final decisions.
 
During 2009 the Economic Development and Planning Committee meets at the following dates and times.

September 16, 2009 - Meeting Cancelled
September 2, 2009
August 19, 2009
July 15, 2009
June 15, 2009
May 13, 2009
April 1, 2009
March 19, 2009
March 4, 2009 
February 18, 2009
January 28, 2009
January 7, 2009 - Meeting Cancelled

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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, September 2 at 12 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Greenway Business Center Grant Request from CMDC
        
Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Manager, N&BS
                   A.C. Shull, Special Projects Manager, N&BS
         Action: Make a recommendation to City Council on the Greenway Business Center grant request.   


AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, August 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Carolina Theatre
       
Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Manager
                  Peter Zeiler, Transit Station Area Coordinator

        Action: Staff has met with all parties and will report on the status of the easement to the Committee and request action.
   2.  Greenway Business Center Grant Request from CMDC
        
Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Manager
                   A.C. Shull, Special Projects Manager

         Action: On July 24th, the City Manager referred this item to the EDP Committee to make a recommendation to City Council on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Development Corporation's (CMDC) request for a $500,000 grant to complete rehabilitation of two vacant buildings at the Greenway Business Center.
   3.  Special Needs Usage in I-1 Districts
       
Staff: Tim Manes, Planning Coordinator for Land Development
                  Debra Campbell, Planning Director

        Action: At the July 20th Zoning Meeting, Councilmember Barnes requested that the EDP Committee review the Text Amendment and which Amendments allow for special needs housing in I-1 Districts. Staff will present background information to the Committee on location for special needs housing.
   4.  Small Business Assistance
        
Staff: Nancy Rosado, Small Business Program Manager
         Action: Provide response to Committee's request from the Small Business Resource Event for information on small business assistance.

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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, July 15 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Small Business Resource Event:
      
  Staff: Nancy Rosado, Small Business Program Manager
        Action: Report on June 2nd Small Business Resource Event.
   2.  First Ward Park & Parking Deck
       
Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Manager
        Action: Committee to make a recommendation to City Council on the First Ward Park & Parking Deck Development Agreement.
   3.  Carolina Theatre
       
Staff: Peter Zeiler, Transit Station Area Coordinator
        Action: Update on Carolina Theatre. No action requested.

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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Monday, June 15 at 11:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center:
   1.  First Ward Park & Parking Deck
       
Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Manager
        Action: Make a recommendation to City Council on a Development Agreement and Infrastructure Reimbursement Agreement for the First Ward Park and Parking Deck project.
   2.  Carolina Theatre
        
Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Manger  
                  Peter Zeiler, Transit Station Area Coordinator
        Action: Make a recommendation to City Council on the request by the developer for a three-extension of the option.
   3.  Arts & Science Council (ASC) Endowment Campaign
        
Resource: Kristin Hills-Bradberry, Endowment Campaign, Arts & Science Council
        Action: Review determination by ASC of how they intend to manager the Cultural Facilities Endowment over the next 24 months.

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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Business District Organization Program
        Staff Tom Warshauer, Revitalization Manager 
                 John Short, Business Corridor Liaison
        Action: Receive information on changes to the Business District Organization program and make a recommendation to City Council if ready.
   2.  First Ward Development Agreement
        Staff Resources: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Manager
        Action: Update Committee on Development Agreement for the First Ward Project
   3.  Carolina Theatre
        Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Manager
                  Peter Zeiler, Transit Station Area Coordinator

        Action: Review request by Camden Property Management to remove precondition for financing in order to close on property by July 30, 2009.

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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  FY2010/2011 Economic Development Focus Area Plan
        Staff: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager
        Action: Recommendation to City Council on the ED Focus Area Plan
   2.  Business District Organization Program
        Staff: Tom Warshauer, ED Manager
                 John Short, Business Corridor Liaison
        Action: Committee input on changes to the Business District Organization Program.
   3.  Independence Boulevard Transitional Setback
        Staff: Tom Warshauer, ED Manager  
        Action: Receive information and consider making a recommendation on path forward for the Independence Boulevard Transitional Setback.

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AGENDA FOR:
meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Thursday, March 19 at 3 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Utilities Rate Options
         Staff: Doug Bean, Utilities
         Action: Review and discuss Utilities rate considerations for Fy2010 in preparation for a committee report at the March 25th Council Budget Retreat.
   2.  Independence Boulevard Area Plan Update
        Staff: Tom Warshauer, ED Manager
                 Alysia Osborne, Principal Planning
                 Brian Horton, Transportation Planner
        Action: Present the current status of the Independence Boulevard study
   3.  FY2010/FY2011 ED Focus Area Plan
        Staff: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager
        Action: Recommendation to Council on the ED Focus Area Plan

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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, March 4 at 12 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Arts & Science Council Endowment Campaign
        Staff Resource: Lee Keesler, President, Arts & Science Council
        Action: Review and begin discussion of impact of Arts & Science Council Campaign contributions on Wachovia Cultural Facilities Project.
   2.  Utilities Financial Planning
         Staff Resource: Doug Bean, Utilities
         Action: Receive information on the Utilities capital financing model, adjustments to the Capital Improvement program and the impact of no rate increase for FY2010
   3.  FY2010/FY2011 ED Focus Area Plan
        Staff Resource: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager
        Action: Recommendation to City Council on the ED Focus Area Plan
   4.  Deferral Policy for Rezoning
        Staff: Debra Campbell, Planning Director
                 Sandra Montgomery, Planning Coordinator

         Action: Review and discuss Deferral Policy and withdrawal Policy recommendations of the Rezoning Study Group.

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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, February 18 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  First Ward Park/Parking Deck
        Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
        Action: Update on Development Agreement and Reimbursement Agreement negotiations and outstanding issues.
   2.  FY2010/11 Focus Area Plan
        Staff: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager
        Action: Recommendation to City Council on the ED Focus Area Plan for FY2010/11.
   3.  Utilities Capital Improvement Program Policies
        Staff: Doug Bean, Utilities KBE
        Action: Review and discussion of regulations, policies and assumptions that drive Utilities Capital Improvement Program.
   4.  North Tryon Streetscape
        Staff: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager
                 Daniel Gallagher, Transportation Planning Program Manager
        Action: Review the status of the North Tryon Streetscape and preparation for budget deliberations.

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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, January 28 at 12 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  FY2010/11 ED Focus Area Plan
        Staff: Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble
        Action: Final review by Committee prior to the City Council retreat
   2.  Small Business and Entrepreneurial Development
        Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
        Action: Review of information requested by the Committee on
             a) Resources for Start-up Entrepreneurs
             b) Small Business Resource Event
   3.  North Tryon RFP
        Staff: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager
        Action: Update Committee on RFP changes and input from private sector developers.
   4.  First Ward Park/Parking Deck
        Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
        Action: Update Committee on status and discuss "Workforce Housing" component.

meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.               Final review by Committee prior to the City Council retreat                   Review of information requested by the Committee on             a) Resources for Start-up Entrepreneurs             b) Small Business Resource Event                   Update Committee on RFP changes and input from private sector developers.                   Update Committee on status and discuss "Workforce Housing" component.

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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held  Wednesday, January 7 at 12 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. First Ward Park/Parking Deck
   2. North Tyron Redevelopment RFP
   3. Independence Boulevard Redevelopment