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Economic Development and Planning: Agendas 2007
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 2007 the Economic Development and Planning Committee meets at the following dates and times.
 

 
2007 Agendas:
AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Monday, November 19th at 3:30 pm at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Infrastructure General Development Policies
       Staff: Jonathan Wells, Pgm. Mgr. Capital Facilities & GIS
       Action: Consider a recommendation to City Council, with additional language addressing policy application and implementation .
   2. Former Coliseum Paroperty on Tyvola Road
       Staff: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager & Danny Pleasant, Deputy DCOT Director
       Action: Duscuss/review/determine the suitability of this project for a synthetic TIF recommendation to the City Council.
   3. Bryant Park
       Staff: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager
       Action: Discuss financial analysis for Bryant Park project, and determine if Committee is ready to make a recommendation to the City Council.
   4. Northlake Area Plan
       Staff: Alysia Davis Osborne, principal Planner
       Action: Update on current planning process for Northlake Area Plan
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, November 7 at 12:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Synthetic TIF Limit
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Present and discuss a recommended Synthetic Tax Increment Financing Policy for Committee consideration.
   2. Infrastructure General Development Policies
       Staff: Jonathan Wells, Pgm. Mgr. Capital Facilities & GIS
       Action: Make a recommendation to the City Council on the proposed Infrastructure General Development Policies.
   3. Bryant Park
       Staff: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager
       Action: Make a recommendation to the City Council regarding the amount of public investment needed to leverage the private investment in Bryant Park.
   4. Institutional Uses in Residential Districts
       Staff: Sandra Montgomery, Planning Coordinator
       Action: Make a recommendation to City Council on proposed changes for Institutional Uses in Residential Districts.
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, October 17 at 3 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Permitting/Plan Review Process Field Visit to CDOT
       Staff: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager and Scott Putnam, Development Services Manager, CDOT
       Action: Continue evaluation of building permitting/plan veview process improvements by visiting the 6th floor operations in CDOT.
   2. Resolution on SC/NC Business Recruitment Incentives
       Staff: Brad Richardson, Business Advocacy Manager
       Action: Staff will discuss proposal for Council resolution on eliminating incentives for intra-regional business relocations.
   3. Institutional Uses in Residential Districts
       Staff: Katrina Young, Planning Coordinator
       Action: Review and Recommend Staff and Stakeholder Recommendations on the Institutional Use in Residential Districts to the full Council
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, October 3 at 12 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.  
    1. Infrastructure General Development Policies
        Staff: Jonathan Wells, Program Mgr., Capital Facilities & GIS
        Action: Receive draft General Development Policy: Infrastructure as information
   2.  University City Area Plan
        Staff: Debra Campbell, Planning Director & Kathy Cornett, Planning Coordinator
        Action: Recommend adoption of the draft University City Area Plan Volume I: The Concept Plan with recommended changes, and receive Volume II: the Implementation Plan as information.
   3.  Independence Boulevard Transitional Setback Phase II Study
        Staff: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager; Garet Johnson, Land Use Program Manager; Norm Steinman, Division Manager for Planning & Design; and, Danny Rogers, Transit Program Manager
        Action: Recommend at City Council direct staff to negotiate a Phase II contract with Glatting Jackson and bring the contract back to Council for approval.
   4.  Permitting/Plan Review Process Field Visit to CDOT
        Staff: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager; Scott Putnam, CDOT/ Land Development Services Manager
        Action: Continue evaluation of building permitting/plan review process improvements by visiting the 6th floor operations in CDOT.
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, September 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  ACCELA Software Demonstratiaon
        Staff: David Weekly, Land Development Manager & Nan
Peterson, Customer Service & Permitting Manager
        Action: Receive a demonstration on the new Acella Permitting software to be implemented in Fall 2007
    2. Northlake Area Plan
        Staff: Alysia Davis Osborne, Principal Planner
        Action: Receive an overview of the Northlake Area Plan and set October 8th for City Council to receive public comment on the draft plan.
   3.  Process for Studying Residential Street lighting Policy
        Staff: Debra Campbell, Planning Director
        Action: Discuss/Review the proposed process for stydying the residential street ighting policy referred to the Economic Development & Planning Committee on April 23, 2007
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, September 5th at 12:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Area Plan Inventory and Assessment Process
        Staff Resource: Debra Campbell, Planning Director; Garet Johnson, Land Use Program Manager; Melony McCullough, Planning Coordinator
        Action: Receive information on plans that have been adopted and the process to determine when plans are updated. No action required.
   2.  Update on University City Area Plan
        Staff Resource: Debra Campbell, Planning Director; Kathy Cornett, Planning Coordinator
        Action: Receive an update on discussions with Crescent Resources and issues related to the amount of retail development proposed for land location between I-85 and North Tryon Street (Edge Area A) as recommended in the University City Plan. No action required.
    3. Belmont Retail
        Staff Resource: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director; Debra Campbell, Planning Director; Stanley Watkins, Neighborhood Development Director
        Action: Consider staff recommendations for purchase of closed non-conforming convenient stores and new retail development a Parkwood and Pegram.
       
 
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, August 15 at 3 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Building Permitting/ Plan Review Process Field Visit
        Staff: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager and David Weekly, Land Development Services Manager
        Action: Continue evaluation of building permitting/ plan review process improvements by visiting the 14th floor operations in Land Development. Committee will meet in Room 280 before going to the 14th Floor.
   2.  Update on Bryant park Land Use & Streetscape Plan
        Staff: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager and Kent Main, Planning Coordinator
        Action: Receive an update on Bryant Park Redevelopment projects, specifically addressing possible public/private partnerships with the Merrifield Properties (Radiator Specialty) and Wood Partners (Wesley Village) development projects.
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development/ Planning Committee held Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 12 noon at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  University City Area Plan
        Staff Resource: Kathy Cornett, Planning Coordinator
        Action: Recommend adoption of the draft University City Area Plan Volume I: the Concept with recommended changes and receive Volume II: the Implementation Plan
   2.  Independence Boulevard Transitional Setback Study (Referenced by the City Manager 7-25-07)
        Staff Resource: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
        Gail Whitcomn, Business Development Representative
        Garet Johnson, Land Use Program Manager
        Norm Steinman, Division Manager Planning & Design CDOT
        Danny Rogers, Transit Program Manager
        Action: Receive and comment on presentation/report from staff on this topic. Raise questions for staff to address prior to making a recommendation at a subsequent meeting.
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development/ Planning Committee held Thursday, July 19th at 12:00 noon at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Bryant Park Land Use and Streetscape Plan
        Staff: Kent Main, Planning Commission
        Action: Recommend that City Council approve the draft Bryant Park Land Use and Streetscape Plan, Concept, Plan, with proposed revisions in document dated may 18, 2007, at its July 23rd meeting. The ED and Planning Committee reviewed this Plan at their June 6th meeting. The Planning Committee received public comment on May 29th and voted to recommend approval on June 26th. City Council received public comment on June 11th.
   2.  Building Permit/ Plan Review Process Update
        Staff: Ron Kimble, Assistant City Manager; David Weekly, Land Development Services Manager
        Action: Receive an update on progress to review and improve the City and County building permit/ plan review process.
      
       See the Entire July 19, 2007 Agenda and Summary in pdf format

AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development/ Planning Committee held Tuesday, June 19 at 3:30 p.m . at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Policy Development
       Staff: Ron Kimble, Asst. City Manager; Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director, Greg Gaskins, Finance Director and Bob Hagemann, Senior Asst. City Attorney
       Action: Review Council approved Project Development Financing Policy (Sept. 2005); Review synthetic TIF projects currently active; and, discuss parameters that could be considered in the development of a more formal synthetic TIF policy.
   2. Belmont Retail Follow up
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Referred by City Council on 3-5-07. Staff will present options for Council to discuss with no action requested.
 

AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development/ Planning Committee held Wednesday, June 6th at 12:00 noon at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. University City Area Plan
       Staff Resource: Kathy Cornett, Planning Coordinator
       Action: Receive as information and set date for City Council public comment on the draft plan.
   2. Bryant Park Land Use & Streetscape Plan
       Staff Resource: Kent Main, Planning Coordinator
       Action: Receive as information and set date for City Council public comment on the draft plan.
   3. ED Grant for IKEA
       Staff Resource: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Make a recommendation to City Council on framework for ED Grant to Crescent Properties for IKEA store in University City.


AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development/ Planning Committee held May 21at 12:00 noon at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Scaleybark Transit Oriented Development
       Staff Resource:
Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Review of Crosland, Furman and Pappas proposals for Scaleybark. Committee will be requested to recommend a preferred option or preferred proposal to full City Council for their May 29th meeting, with movement to Memorandum of Understanding by June 11th.

 
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development/ Planning Committee held Wednesday, May 2 at 12:00 noon at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center:
   1. Business Investment Grant Program Revisions
       Staff: Brad Richardson, Business Advocacy Manager
       Action: Review proposed revisions and make a recommendation to City Council
   2. Update on Bryant Park
       Staff: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager
       Action: Receive an update on Bryant Park Report
 

 
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development/ Planning Committee held Wednesday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Scaleybark Redevelopment 
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Review options for moving forward on Scaleybark Redevelopment and make a recommendation to City Council
   2. Review of Business Investment Grant Program
       Staff: Brad Richardson, Business Advocacy Manager
       Action: Review proposed changes to the Business Investment Grant Program.
 

 
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development/ Planning Committee held Wednesday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
   1. Business Corridor Revitalization Strategic Plan
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Make a recommendation to City Council on approving the Business Corridor Revitalization Strategic Plan
   2. Economic Development (ED) Grant for IKEA
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director 
       Action: Receive and commend on additional information requested concerning:
             1) An ED Grant to build a connector road to support the construction of a 325,000 square foot IKEA retail building at I-85 and City Boulevard in University City
             2) Reimbursement Agreement to construct City Boulevard
   3. Discussion April 18th ED and Planning Committee Meeting
 
 

AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development/ Planning Committee held Wednesday, March 7 at 12:00 noon at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Business Corridor Revitalization Strategic Plan
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Committee will be asked to make a recommendation to City Council on approving the Business Corridor Revitalization Strategic Plan.
   2. Economic Development (ED) Grant for IKEA
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Receive and comment on preliminary staff analysis concerning and ED Grant to build a connector road to support the construction of a 325,000 square foot IKEA retail building at I-85 and City Boulevard in University City.
 


AGENDA FOR
: meeting of the Economic Development/ Planning Committee held Wednesday, February 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Business Corridor Revitalization Strategic Plan
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Review draft Business Corridor Revitalization Strategic Plan. Committee's recommendation will be requested at March 7th meeting.
   2. Scaleybark Transit Oriented Development
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Review updated information on Scaleybark Transit Oriented Development proposals and have Committee affirm or revise its January 31sr recommendation to City Council.
   3. Economic Development Focus Area Plan for 2008-2009
       Staff: Ron Kimble, Assistant City Manager
       Action: Review and discuss Draft 2008-2009 ED Focus Area Plan for Council consideration sometime in March. Committee's recommendation will be requested at the March 7th meeting.
 

 
AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development/ Planning Committee held Wednesday, January 31 at 8 a.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Scaleybark Transit oriented Development Recommendations 
       
Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Make a recommendation to City Council on a developer for the Scaleybark Transit Oriented Development project.
 
 
AGENDA FOR:  the Economic Development/ Planning Council Committee held Wednesday, January 17 at 3 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Scaleybark Transit oriented Development
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Review staff recommendations on Scaleybark Transit Oriented Development, and if ready, make a recommendation to City Council. Preliminary information requested by Committee is  a part of the information packet.
   2. Business Corridor Revitalization Strategic Plan
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director 
       Action: Review Draft Recommendations for Business Corridor Revitalization Strategic Plan
   3. ED Focus Area Plans for 2008-2009
       Staff: Ron  Kimble, Assistant City Manager 
       Action: Review and discuss ED Focus Area Plans for 2008-2009