A pair of pedigreed multifamily players are partnering to form a new, Charlotte-based entity that is already at work on a 292-unit apartment complex in Raleigh, premiering its aspirations to enter several fast-growing Southeastern U.S. markets.
Get this: As a kid, Bill Miley used to play tennis with … but we’ll let him tell you. The Charlotte regional director for the Houston-based Metrostudy housing analytics firm just released his latest quarterly report, and it says that developed lots in the nine-county Charlotte market are … well, it’s complicated; better you should hear it in his words.
On the Level apologizes to Frank Spencer. All the articulate gent wanted to do was talk about Habitat for Humanity Charlotte. But we kept interrupting him and encouraging him to digress. That's because Spencer, president of the Charlotte affiliate of the national affordable-housing nonprofit, is a dang interesting guy.
2013 50 Most Influential Women winners announced
The Mecklenburg Times will host the fifth annual 50 Most Influential Women dinner and awards presentation to recognize the important role women play in the Greater Charlotte region, the economy and society. The honorees represent the most influential women in business, government, education, and nonprofit fields. They are selected by a panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishment and community involvement.
- Mecklenburg County contractors have $104M week in permits
Whether it was a fluke or the start of something big, contractors rocked last week in Mecklenburg County. Builders pulled more than $104 million in county building permits from Sunday, May 12, through Saturday, May 18, the 20th week of 2013, according to county data records.
- Renovation Report: Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
First communion is a rite of passage in the Catholic Church. It’s an important time in which families gather to celebrate a child’s taking his or her first sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Though first communion is among the more important functions at any Catholic church, most churches don’t put up new buildings to host the ceremonies.
- Sign up: Builders may get a break on projects that require zoning board rulings
When a local zoning board of adjustment rules in favor of a builder, the zoning battle is not necessarily over. That’s because the deadline for anyone to appeal such a ruling can be a moving target. And if the appeal succeeds, it can kill a project that at one point seemed a sure thing. But House Bill 276, which has passed the North Carolina House and is in the Senate Commerce Committee, would set a much more firm appeal deadline, provided the builder who got the favorable ruling knows the rudiments of making and displaying a sign.