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November 23, 2015

Storm Water Task Force Reaches Agreement on Proposed Changes to Mitigation Fee Program 

After more than 11 months of negotiation, a task force made up of development industry representatives, environmental advocates, hydrologists and citizens reached consensus on a proposal that would make permanent the citywide Mitigation Fee program in Charlotte’s Post-Construction Storm Water Ordinance (PCCO).

First adopted in 2011, the citywide Mitigation Fee option gives developers an alternative way to meet the on-site storm water requirements of the PCCO on redevelopment sites. The fee option, which is approved administratively, is currently $60,000 for the first acre of redevelopment and $90,000 for each additional acre or portion thereof. Some onsite control measures are still required for most sites to manage volume and peak flow downstream, but costly water quality measures are eliminated through payment of the fee.When the program came up for renewal last year, City Council voted for a temporary, 3-year extension, while convening a Task Force to consider whether the citywide Mitigation Fee should be made permanent.

Click here to read the final proposal, which was modified by representatives from REBIC, NAIOP, the HBA of Greater Charlotte, the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association, Sustain Charlotte, the Catawba Riverkeeper, the Sierra Club, the Charlotte Chamber and other groups, would make permanent the citywide Mitigation Fee program.

Last Day to Nominate for IT-oLogy's Blue Diamond Awards

The Blue Diamond Awards celebrate the best in technology in the greater Charlotte region. The celebration continues March 1, 2016, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Award categories include: Human Capital; Student Innovator; IT Entrepreneur; Community Outreach; Cool Innovation; Business Value - Small and Medium; Business Value - Corporate and Nonprofit.

Click here to nominate.

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December Aviation Committee Meeting

The Aviation Committee will meet Tuesday, December 15, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the CLT Center at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). With the holidays upon us and the peak shipping season underway, aviation consultant Doug Bañez will provide an overview of the air cargo industry and its role at CLT. The presentation will summarize air cargo operations, business models, demand drivers and trends. There will also be a focused discussion on our regional air cargo market and CLT’s current position in the supply chain.

To register for this committee meeting, click here.

For questions regarding this committee meeting, please contact Laura Guacci at 704.378.1322.