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Timothy D. Mead papers

Identifier: MS0181

Scope and Contents

Over half of this collection consists of material relating to rezoning petitions presented to the Planning Commission. The remaining material consists primarily of files of an administrative nature, including meeting agendas, minutes, and subject files.


  • 1983 - 1995


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission is the agency that advises the Charlotte City Council and the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on growth and development in the area. The Commission is responsible for making "studies of resources, possibilities, and needs of the City, particularly with respect to conditions which may be injurious to the public welfare and for making plans for the development of Mecklenburg County, including the City of Charlotte but excluding all other incorporated towns in the County. Considers the desirability, from time to time, of the extension of the limits of Charlotte, and recommends when found desirable a program of extension to City Council. Subdivision developments are subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission; and the Commission receives and hears all petitions for zoning changes" (Boards, Committees, Commissions: City of Charlotte, North Carolina, page 6). The fourteen-member body is appointed evenly between the City and the County two by the Mayor; five by the City Council; and seven by the County Commission. A staff of thirty four technical planners and support personnel is headed by a Planning Director. In addition to his membership on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, Mead was also a professor of Political Science at UNC Charlotte during this time.


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Papers of a UNC Charlotte political science professor primarily documenting his membership on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, 1984-1991. Includes rezoning petitions, plans for proposed developments, correspondence, reports, small area and district plans, and maps. Also includes papers regarding his chairmanship of the Catawba River Corridor Study Committee, 1993-1995, and his membership on the Mecklenburg County Environmental Protection Committee, 1994-1995.


The collection contains the following seven series: Agendas and Minutes (1986-1991), Subject Files (1984-1993), Petitions (1986-1991), Correspondence (1985-1991), Catawba River Corridor Study Committee (1993-1995), Mecklenburg County Environmental Protection Agency (1994-1995) and City-County Consolidation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of Tim Mead, 1988-1991, 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Alan Litehizer, June, 1992; additions by Robert A. McInnes. Revised by Susan Kirby, May, 2000.

Timothy D. Mead papers
Finding aid written by Alan Litehizer, and additions by Robert A. McInnes
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated

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