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127-room hotel proposed for Dilworth (access required)

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DILWORTH – Catellus Group, a locally based developer, has filed a rezoning petition with the city of Charlotte to bring a 127-room hotel to this neighborhood right outside of Uptown. The developer is asking to alter the zoning classification on ...

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Charlotte City Council meeting, Monday, Nov. 11 (access required)

Assisted housing on transit: The Council unanimously approved changes to the city’s assisted-multifamily housing at transit-station-area policy. A transit-station area is generally defined as the area within 0.5 miles walking distance of an identified rapid transit station, according to the ...

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Matthews receives input on ordinance (access required)

MATTHEWS – For the last few years, Matthews officials have been working on a way to consolidate the town’s zoning ordinance, area plan and development regulations into a single document, the Unified Development Ordinance. The actual document is massive – ...

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Construction employment up, but worries remain for industry (access required)

The construction industry’s unemployment rate in October dropped to nine percent and the industry added 11,000 jobs, hitting a 50-month high, according to a news release from the Associated General Contractors of America. The industry last month wasn’t too adversely ...

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Renovation Report: Central Piedmont Community College (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $210 million bonds package for Central Piedmont Community College. The hefty sum of money will go a long way in adding classroom space and accommodating increasing enrollment, said Kathy Drumm, ...

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Demolition begins, paving way for South End apartments (access required)

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SOUTH END – Despite the developer’s website saying construction started this time last year, demolition crews have just begun tearing down the Simpson’s Lighting building, at Carson Street and South Boulevard in South End. Once the old brick-and-mortar building is ...

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Improvements needed for nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure (access required)

Tom Roberts, president of Aqua North Carolina, Inc., a Cary-based water and wastewater service provider, spoke Friday about the role that public-private partnerships can play in rehabilitating the nation’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure. Roberts spoke at a National Association ...

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