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Monroe Bypass supporters make presentation at Indian Trail meeting; opposition not invited (access required)

Monroe Bypass supporters make presentation at Indian Trail meeting; opposition not invited <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

For a portion of the Indian Trail Town Council meeting Tuesday night, it seemed like a sanctioned parade for the proposed Monroe Bypass. Officials from state, county and local organizations raved about how the 19.7-mile toll road that would run from Stallings to Marshville would boost economic viability on U.S. Highway 74. They made a good case for the bypass, spouting facts about long commute times, heavy tractor-trailer use and how local businesses would benefit. But the opposition to the scrutinized bypass proposal wasn’t invited to speak at the council meeting, making the job easier.

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Hawthorne Mill moves closer to historic designation (access required)

City Council members listened Monday night to a proposal to designate Louise Cotton Mill as a Mecklenburg County Historic Landmark, which would allow the developer to move one step closer to redeveloping the 19th century mill.The Louise Mill, off Hawthorne Lane just north of Central Avenue, is now known around town as Hawthorne Mill, and Clachan Properties, a developer out of Richmond, Va., for months has been navigating the regulatory landscape in Charlotte in the company’s attempts to transform the old mill into a mixed-use, multifamily development.

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Crescent Communities begins construction on $55 million Dilworth apartments (access required)

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DILWORTH – Crescent Communities, the Charlotte-based commercial developer, has started construction on the 296-unit Crescent Dilworth apartment project. Permits were issued for the project earlier this month, but construction started just this week on the $55 million apartment community, according ...

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Central Piedmont to expand HVAC program on Harper Campus (access required)

Central Piedmont Community College is working with Dublin-based Trane and the National Coalition of Certification Centers to establish an HVAC Center of Excellence at the school's Harper Campus, off Hebron Street in southwest Charlotte.

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West Side story: Commercial development has bypassed area, but streetcar could bring changes (access required)

Mike Griffin said he can remember a time in the city’s history when the West Side was a destination. But over the years, commercial activity in other areas of the city – and very little development in this part of town – has killed the reputation of the West Side, specifically the Freedom Drive corridor between Interstates 77 and 85, as a destination for shoppers or developers.

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Renovation Report: Magnolia Plaza (access required)

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When Magnolia Plaza was built in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it had the character to match the sleepy lake town it served. By 2012, the population had increased more than five times to 26,243, Census figures show. The shopping center also needed to offer more than what it had if it wanted to appeal to the new Cornelius.

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