The craft beer scene and microbreweries continues to grow in Charlotte and the CharMeck Planning Department is taking a closer look into the definitions for the use of “microbrewery” as well as appropriate zoning and would like community input. Please see the details below for an upcoming meeting on January 8th and please note that while we are pushing this out via the South End blog, this is not simply a South End issue but one for all of Charlotte.
Letter from CharMeck Planning Dept Follows:
Dear Business Owners, Property Owners, Neighborhood Leaders and Other Interested Parties:
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department is sponsoring a process to review the zoning regulations for Microbreweries. This process will look at definitions for the use and appropriate zoning categories. Planning staff is recruiting volunteers to serve on a citizen advisory group to provide feedback to staff in the review of the existing regulations.
The first meeting in this process will be January 8th, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center (600 E Fourth Street), 8th Floor in the Innovation Station Conference Room. During the first part of this meeting, staff will provide background information and describe the process that will be used to determine what modifications are needed to the Charlotte Zoning Ordinance for Microbreweries. Citizens interested in serving on the advisory group will stay for the second part of the meeting.
Entrances to the Government Center close at 6PM. If you arrive after 6:00PM, please use the basement entrance on North Davidson Street and check in with the security guard.
Parking is available in the parking garage located across from the Government Center on North Davidson Street. Please bring any parking pass with you for validation.
For more information or if you cannot attend the meeting and would like to volunteer to serve on the citizen advisory group, please contact Bridget Dixon at 704-432-4493, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.