Ask city planners, and they’ll likely say land-use regulation is an essential part of local government. Ask developers, and they’ll say those same regulations are unnecessary and can cause quite a headache.Read More »
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STEELE CREEK – If a recent rezoning request is approved by the Charlotte City Council, residents could see 40,000 square feet of additional retail built in this southwest Charlotte neighborhood. Charlotte-based LandNet, LLC has requested a rezoning on two parcels ...Read More »
SOUTH END – Yet another apartment project has been issued a building permit in this neighborhood, where apartment construction continues unabated. Mecklenburg County issued the permit, valued at $3.2 million, for work on the 270-unit Camden Southline. The permit, which ...Read More »
Since the Charlotte City Council voted in August to buy Eastland Mall – and even prior to the official purchase – rumors have flown around the Queen City about the future of the once-great, now-derelict mall. Would it become a subdivision or residential development? Possibly a film studio? Many in Charlotte were quick to say they thought the old mall would continue to sit, blighted, on Central Avenue.
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Embedded in the pavement of Elizabeth Avenue, the streetcar tracks gleam silver with promise. But with the actual streetcars at least two years away, no one can say for sure whether that promise ever will turn to the gold of extensive commercial development, a particular need for Charlotte’s beleaguered West Side.
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In the six score and three years since it was built, the Dr. George E. Davis House has undergone a few changes. Built in 1890, the house was added to in the early 1900s and given a brick façade in the 1920s, according to the Mecklenburg County Historic Landmark Commission. Since then, the house near the campus of Johnson C. Smith University has fallen into disrepair.
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CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County has issued a building permit, valued at $3.3 million, to Faison, a Charlotte-based commercial developer, for work on the company’s 200-unit Summit at Church apartment project, at 1449 S. Church St. The permit, issued on Friday, ...Read More »
RALEIGH – The distance that non-fire-resistant walls can be from property lines has been decreased under a state residential building code chance that replaces a 2012 rule. The 2012 N.C. Residential Code increased from 3 feet to 5 feet the ...Read More »
CORNELIUS – Antiquity LLC, the developer of the mixed-use Antiquity development in this north Mecklenburg town, has two upcoming meetings with town officials as it seeks approval for the commercial piece of the project. The developer originally planned to have ...Read More »