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CATS to hold two public workshops for BLE planning (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Area Transit System will hold two workshops, open to the public, to help develop transit station area plans for the northernmost stations of the Lynx Blue Line Extension of the city’s light rail line. The meetings ...

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Silcotech to start work on $3.5M facility in York (access required)

YORK, S.C. – Silcotech, an Ontario, Canada-based manufacturer of silicone components, on Jan. 8 will break ground on its $3.5 million facility in this South Carolina town in the East York Industrial Park, at 1616 Timberland Court, according to the ...

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The next boom (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Multifamily developers over the past few years have gotten up close and personal with the Millennial generation, studying their wants and needs, and catering to those preferences. The result of that intense attention in Charlotte is thousands of ...

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N.C. fifth worst in year-over-year construction job growth (access required)

CHARLOTTE – Between November 2012 and last month, North Carolina lost 2,500 construction jobs, placing it at 46th in the country in job growth, according to data provided by the Associated General Contractors of America. Despite losing 1.5 percent of ...

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Electrolux to spend $85 million to expand in Charlotte, adding 810 jobs (access required)

CHARLOTTE – Electrolux, the Swedish appliance company, will spend $85 million to expand its North American headquarters in the University area, the company revealed Friday after the N.C. Economic Investment Committee awarded it a job development investment grant. The expansion ...

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Market forces out workers (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Julie Porter has spoken to teachers and nurses’ aides who live as far away as Gastonia and Stanly and commute to south Charlotte daily. Porter, the president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, said they can’t afford housing near ...

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Commercial Confidential: Forestar’s East Morehead apartments (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Up until a few months ago, one of the more recognizable intersections in the esteemed Dilworth neighborhood – Morehead Street and Kenilworth Avenue – was notable mainly for its row of abandoned office buildings, the most obvious being ...

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Public hearings on 17 rezoning petitions set for Feb. 17 (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council will have a busy meeting Feb. 17, when it is set to hold public hearings on 17 rezoning petitions. In the latest round of rezoning requests, petitions were submitted for a variety of uses, ...

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40 acres and a mall (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – A 40-acre piece of land in a desirable location in the University area – close to both an interstate and future public transportation – is to become an auto mall following a unanimous City Council rezoning decision Monday ...

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