Category Archives: Public Policy

Greenprint Performance: How does your building compare?

New Report from the ULI Greenprint Center:   With the growing trend for green buildings, the real estate industry needs to be aware of how their buildings compare to others in the area. The ULI Greenprint Center created the Greenprint Performance Report™.  According to the website, this Report looks at “energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and water usage based on the ULI Greenprint Center’s members’ global property portfolios.” With 2,703 property submissions, representing 700 million square feet in 46 countries around the world, this report provides a wealth of knowledge. To … Read More

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Home Builder Survey

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond would very much like to hear your view of recent activity and the near-term outlook for the local housing market. As one of the 12 Regional Reserve Banks that makes up the Federal Reserve System we regularly seek out the views of businesses to get a detailed, real-time assessment of the regional economy. This assessment helps our Bank president in his monetary policy decisions as well as provides other members of the Federal Reserve and the public with a more accurate picture of the … Read More

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Register for Upcoming Meetings Today!

Upcoming Wednesday, September 15 – YLG Steering Committee Meeting Thursday, September 16 – District Council Webinar on Sustainability Initiatives Wednesday, September 22 – District Council Webinar on Workforce Housing Initiatives   Registration is Now Open September 23 – The Vue – YLG Case Study – Register Now! September 29 – Disruptive Demographics – Register Now! October 1 – Applications Due for TOD MasterMind Series – Register Now! October 5 – Nuts & Bolts #5 – Bank Workout – Register Now! October 12-15 – ULI Fall Meeting (Washington DC) – Register Now! Save … Read More

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ULI CEO Patrick Phillips on Post Katrina New Orleans

The five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina brings new analyses and commentaries gauging the progress made by New Orleans to get back on its feet. Whether measured in terms of new bars or refurbished schools, the consensus is that, on the whole, this city – 80 percent of it submerged for days following the August 29, 2005 storm – is on the rebound. (Full story) ULI’s very own Patrick Phillips, CEO, was interviewed by both Fox News and CNN about the progress that has been made, the challenges New Orleans faces and how to … Read More

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Public-Private Partnerships are Now an Available Option for State and Local Governments

The BCI’s (Business Committee on Infrastructure) recommendation urged lawmakers to make public-private partnerships (PPPs) an option for state and local governments to meet current and future infrastructure demands. They also recommended the state create a Study Commission on PPPs. Well, the state listened and the Study Commission was passed July 10th as part of the Senate studies bill (SB 900). The study commission is expected to appoint members, convene and issue a report all before the next session. For more information, click here.

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Time Is Running Out for One Stormwater Ordinance Exemption

by Collin W. Brown and John H. Carmichael of K&L Gates This article was provided by K&L Gates, a 2010 ULI CharlottePlatinum Sponsor. Charlotte’s post-construction controls ordinance (“PCCO”) went into effect July 1, 2008.  The PCCO is directed at construction-related and post-construction stormwater runoff and is intended to improve water quality and stream conditions. It requires developers and property owners to set aside open space and install measures that will filter and slow stormwater runoff before it leaves a property. The open space requirements and on-site best-management practices required by the ordinance … Read More

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City of Charlotte Energy Efficiency Grant Program

The City of Charlotte is due to receive approximately $6.5 million from the Department of Energy for energy projects throughout Charlotte.  The Neighborhood and Business Services department has developed several energy efficiency programs for commercial building owners, apartment complexes and neighborhoods.  In total, we will be receiving $1.85M for these programs.     For more information on these programs, click here

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