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Rezoning roundup: City Council approves huge church campus, defers residential switch in zombie subdivision (access required)

The City Council on Monday evening gave several “Ayes” to a variety of projects across the city, while not handing out a single “No” and also deferring a few rezoning decisions at its zoning meeting.

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Renovation Report: Kaleidoscope ─ The Business Center @ South Main Square (access required)

Renovation Report: Kaleidoscope ─ The Business Center @ South Main Square <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

South Main Square, in the arts district in the town of Davidson, has a little bit of everything. Well, almost everything.What it was missing was a large meeting space – for both business and social uses. But after some renovations to the former space of Davidson Beverage Co. and previously Masterworks School of the Arts in The Business Center, South Main Square will offer Davidson just such a space.

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NCDOT to host meeting for subcontractors on I-85 widening project (access required)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will hold an outreach meeting for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise subcontractors about work on an upcoming project that will double the capacity of a stretch of Interstate 85 in Cabarrus County. The meeting is to be held at 11 a.m. on July 24 at the Metrolina Regional Traffic Management Center at 2327 Tipton Drive.

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State senator says energy efficiency bill isn’t dead (access required)

State senator says energy efficiency bill isn’t dead <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

House Bill 201, a bill that would reinstate 2009 energy efficiency standards in commercial construction, appeared to be sailing through the North Carolina General Assembly in mid-June.Then, on June 24, it again was removed from the calendar and referred to a committe, casting doubt on whether the bill would receive a vote during this legislative session. But Sen. Andrew Brock said he thinks the bill will come out of committee and be back in front of the Senate within the next couple of weeks.

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Construction jobs increasing in Charlotte area (access required)

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The Charlotte metropolitan area added 1,000 construction jobs in May compared to May 2012, while North Carolina as a whole lost 5,000 jobs over the same time. A report from the Association of General Contractors issued in June shows that the Charlotte metro area gained by far the most construction jobs in the state in May over May.

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