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Economic Development and Planning: Agendas 2008
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 2008 the Economic Development and Planning Committee meets at the following dates and times.
 
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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m.  at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. FY2010/FY2011 focus Area Plan
       
Staff Resource: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager
       Action: Committee review and recommendation to City Council.
   2. North Tryon Redevelopment Request for Proposal
       
Staff Resource: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager
       Action: Review and discussion of draft request for proposal for redevelopment projects on North Tryon Street (Brookshire to Sugar Creek).
   3. Approve 2009 Meeting Schedule
 

AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, December 3 at 12 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Belmont Retail
      
 Staff Resource: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director & AC Shull, Economic Development Manager
       Action: Committee to review and make recommendations on next steps on the Belmont Retail project.
   2. Independence Boulevard Phase II Study - Land Use & Transportation Plan Update
       
Staff Resource: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager, Norm Steinman, Transportation planning division Manager & Alysia Osborne, Principal Planner
       Action:  Staff will present concepts for public, private and public/private partnership streets as part of the Independence Boulevard Area Plan
   3. Independence Boulevard Redevelopment
       
Staff Resource: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Staff will provide an update on the framework for an Economic Development grant to assist in redevelopment of the Independence Boulevard site for Walmart.
   4. FY2010/FY2011 Focus Area Plan
       
Staff Resource: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager
       Action: Committee will review and make recommendations to the final draft of the Economic Development & Planning Focus Area Plan
 

AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. First Ward Park/Parking Deck
      
Staff Resource: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Update Committee on First Ward Park and Parking Deck Development Agreement and Eighth and Brevard Street design options.
   2. FY2010/2011 Focus Area Plan
       
Staff Resource: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager
       Action: Committee review of prioritized initiatives and proposed goals
 
       
 
AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, November 5 at 12 noon at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. FY2010 Focus Area Plan
       
Staff Resource: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager
       Action: Committee will prioritize new initiatives
   2. Update on Independence Boulevard Phase II Study - Land Use and Transportation Plan
       
Staff Resource: 
               Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager
               Alysia Osborne, principal Planner
               Norm Steinman, Transportation Planning Division Manager
        Action: Receive an update on the status of the Independence Boulevard Phase II Study, including the land use and transportation scenarios being discussed and the project schedule. No action requested.
   3. Update on First Ward Park/ Parking Deck
      
 Staff Resource: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Update Committee on First Ward Park and Parking Deck Development Agreement and 8th and Brevard Street design options.
 
        

AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, October 15 at 12 noon at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Update on Youth Employment Initiatives
       
Staff Resource; Brad Richardson, Business Advocacy Manager
       Action: Recommend Council approve a contract with Goodwill Industries for continuation of the Youth Job Connection in 2009
   2. FY2010/FY2011 Focus Area Plan
       
Staff Resource: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager
       Action: Provide opportunity for Committee members to brainstorm a list of possible initiatives for the Focus Area Plan rewrite. Also, allow Committee members to identify any high priority legislative initiatives for 2009
   3. Residential pedestrian Lighting Process
      
 Staff Resource: Barry Mosley, Principal Planner
       Action: Receive information regarding pedestrian lighting and street lighting. Provide a recommendation for moving forward.
 
        

AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, October 10 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Update on Youth Employment Initiatives
     
  Staff Resource: Brad Richardson, Business Advocacy Manager, Economic Development
       Action: Discuss staff recommendations on expansion of Youth Employment program and use of $200,000 set aside for such purposes and FY09 budget.
   2. Independence Boulevard Redevelopment
       
Staff Resource: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Review and discuss requested public investment in Independence Boulevard Redevelopment. No action requested.
   3. FY2010/FY2011 Focus Area Plan
       
Staff Resource: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager
       Action: Begin discussing the process for revamping the Focus Area Plan Initiatives for FY2010/FY2011.
 
      
 

AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, September 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Independence Boulevard Phase II Study
       
Staff Resource: 
               Tom Warshauer, Economic Development manager
               Garet Johnson, Land Use Program Manager
       Action: Staff will update the committee on the work done to date.
   3. Residential Pedestrian Lighting Process
       
Staff Barry Mosley, Principal Planner
       Action: Committee will receive information regarding pedestrian lighting and street lighting. Committee is asked to provide a recommendation to Planning for moving forward.
 
        

AGENDA FOR:
meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, September 3 at 12:00 noon at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Residential Pedestrian Lighting Process
       Staff: Barry Mosley, Principal Planner
       Action: Committee to receive information regarding pedestrian lighting and street lighting. They will be asked for a recommendation for moving forward.
   2. Preview of Business Corridor Symposium Follow Up
       Staff: Jamie Banks Communications & Marketing Manager, EDO
       Action: In advance of an October Workshop presentation to Council, staff would like to preview next steps following the business Corridor symposium that was held June 12, 2008.
 

AGENDA FOR:
meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center:
   1. First Ward Park & Parking
       Staff: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager and Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Review and make a recommendation on framework for public/ private partnership for First Ward Park and Parking
   2. North Tryon Revitalization Plan
       Staff: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager
       Action: Review status on North Tryon Revitalization Plan, including streetscape and catalyst sites update
 
       
 
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, June 18 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center:
   1. Northlake Area Plan
   2. First Ward Park and Parking Deck
   3. Belmont Retail

       See the entire agenda for the June 18 meeting in pdf format

 
AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center:
   1. Belmont Retail
   2. Residential Pedestrian Lighting Process
   3. First Ward Park and Parking
 
 

AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, April 30 at 12 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. First Ward Park and Parking
   2. Revisions to ED Corridor Grant Program
meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.  
 
 

AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Economic Development & Planning Committee held Wednesday, April 2 at 12 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center:
   1. Mayor's Youth Employment Program
   2. Joblink
   3. North Tryon
   4. Building Permit/ Plan Review
Improvements
   5. Northlake Area Plan
 
 

AGENDA FOR:
meeting of the Economic Development  & Planning Committee held Wednesday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Economic Development & Planning Focus Area Plan for FY09
       Staff: Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble, Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Review proposed changes and make recommendation to City Council on FY2009 Economic Development Focus Area Initiatives
   2. NorthLake Area Plan
       Staff: Alysia Davis Osborne, Principal Planner
       Action: Request a recommendation for adoption of the draft Northlake Area Plan Volume I: The Concept Plan with recommended changes, and to receive Volume II: The Implementation Plan as information.
   3. Mayor's Youth Employment Program
       Staff: Brad Richardson, Business Advocacy manager and Dawn Hill, MYEP Manager
       Action: Receive information on the progress of the Mayor's Youth Employment Program and provide feedback.
 

AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development Committee held Tuesday, February 26 at 8:30 a.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
  1. Brevard Street Land Use and Urban Design Plan
      Staff: Dan Thilo, Urban Design Program Manager
      Action: Recommend to City Council adoption of the Brevard Street Land Use and Urban Design Plan along with the Planning Commission's recommended Text changes. Include any recommendations City Council includes from the Public Comments received at its February 25th meeting.
  2. Discuss Changes to the Business Corridor Improvement Programs
      Staff: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager
      Action: Receive recommendations from staff on the Business Corridor Improvement Program revisions and make a recommendation to City Council with Committee is ready.

AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, February 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center:
   1. ED Focus Area Plan
       Staff: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager and Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Review initiatives contained in the draft FY09 Focus Area Plan, and prepare for recommendation to City Council in March.
   2. Permitting Process Improvements Update
       Staff: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager and David Weekly, Land Development Services Manager
       Action: Receive update on status and timeline of improvement efforts on permitting/ plan review process
   3. Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP)
       Staff: Dawn Hill, MYEP Manager
       Action: Receive an update on the MYEP and provide direction for staff on whether the current direction is accomplishing the goals of City Council. Recommend any changes to the program.
 

AGENDA FOR:
meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held February 6 at 12 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Bryant Park
       Staff: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager
       Action: Recommend level of public participation in two projects from the Bryant Park Area Plan: Bryant Park Residential (Martin/Grimes) and Radiator Specialty Redevelopment (Merrifield/Crosland)
   2. Northlake Area Plan
       Staff: Alysia Davis Osborne, Principal Planner
       Action: Recommend adoption of the draft Northlake Area Plan Volume I: the Concept Plan with recommended changes, and to receive Volume II: The Implementation Plan and Appendix, as information
   3. Brevard Street Land Use Plan and Urban Design Guidelines
       Staff: Dan Thilo, Urban Design Program Manager
       Action: Review/discuss and recommend the Plan be sent to City Council for public comment on February 25, 2008
   4. Residential Pedestrian Lighting Process
       Staff: Barry Mosley, Principal Planner
       Action: Receive information regarding pedestrian-scale/decorative lighting and provide a recommendation for moving forward
   5. Discuss 2008 Meeting Schedule
 
 
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Economic Development and Planning Committee held Wednesday, January 16 at 4 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Former Coliseum Property on Tyvola Road
       Staff: Tom Flynn, Economic Development Director
       Action: Committee will receive answers to questions raised by members at the November 19th meeting, and make a recommendation to City Council on the synthetic TIF request from Pope and Land.
   2. Bryant Park
       Staff: Tom Warshauer, Economic Development Manager
       Action: Committee will receive additional information requested by members at the November 19th meeting, and make a recommendation on public investment for those component parts of Bryant Park that ED&P is ready to send to City Council.
   3. Residential Pedestrian Lighting Process
       Staff: Barry Mosley, Principal Planner
       Action: Committee will receive information regarding pedestrian-scale/decorative lighting and provide a recommendation for moving forward.