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For want of qualified workers (access required)

Construction jobs have been increasing in the Charlotte area and are expecting to keep doing
so; some fear a lack of skilled workers may delay projects. Photo by Payton Guion

CHARLOTTE – The writing has been on the yet-to-be-built wall for the last couple of years. After a tough time during the Great Recession, construction firms have returned to their feet and are rebuilding the business that was lost during ...

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City Council puts $12M toward Phase 2 of streetcar (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The contentious streetcar project, which Mayor Patrick Cannon said has now been in front of four mayors, last night got a boost when the City Council approved spending $12 million to advance the design of the $126 million ...

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Rezoning Roundup: Trinity asking for approval of hotel, retail change in Toringdon (access required)

Trinity Capital Advisors is asking for a site plan amendment that would allow them to reconfigure their plan to bring a 120-room hotel, an office building and 13,000 square feet of retail to an undeveloped portion of Toringdon. Photo by Payton Guion

CHARLOTTE – In the latest round of city rezoning requests, the majority of petitioners aren’t actually asking for a rezoning, just site plan amendments that would allow the developers to change the layout or configuration of land that was previously ...

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