City leaders, business owners discuss zoning laws around microbreweries
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Beer makers met with city leaders Tuesday night about trying to open up new businesses.
Business owners want to open up new microbreweries close to apartments and other businesses, but current zoning laws restrict them to remote parts of the city.
Tuesday night, the planning commission met to come up with ways to get the businesses open.
“There's certain provisions that restrict them. And this is what we're taking a look at, to see how we can work with those current restrictions to maybe open up some additional opportunities,” said Ray Eschert with the planning commission.
City leaders said their main concern is the impact a microbrewery would have on its surroundings.