Today I was researching codes and zoning when I discovered Charlotte now has an app for reporting public nuisances. You can snap a photo, mark the location on a map, then send it the complaint anonymously. You can see it at http://charmeck.org/Pages/MobileApp.aspx
For those of you who don’t know, I blog to you from Charlotte, NC; A decent sized city in the south with around 2 million people. It’s a great place, it has a lot to do, not a lot of traffic, good jobs, and while ranked 17th largest city in the US, I can still find a multi-acre lots here.
Well Charlotte is also a very difficult place to be a tiny house person, with the city growing by 40,000 people every year, our code enforcement and zoning are very busy, leaving little time to entertain the idea of a variance for tiny houses. Between strict codes that are difficult to get variances on and a most of Charlotte’s housing under HOA’s, its a tough place for tiny houses.
So I thought I’d share this new innovation that cities are taking up.
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- What do you think of this app?
- Have you talked with your local code enforcement about tiny houses?