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Renovation Report: Central Piedmont Community College City View Center (access required)

Renovation Report: Central Piedmont Community College City View Center <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

This fall, up to 40 students at Central Piedmont Community College will start their studies in the school’s new cosmetology program. But before any of the aspiring stylists can begin cutting hair, doing nails or giving facials, Central Piedmont and Shiel Sexton had to do several months of work to prepare CPCC’s City View Center to house the new program.

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City wants subsidized housing in transit corridors, but developers haven’t responded (access required)

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In 2001, the city made a policy suggesting that of all apartment units within a half mile – walking distance – of public transit stations, 20 percent should be subsidized and available to those making no more than 60 percent of the area median income. But in the years since the light rail began stopping at the four main stations in South End – Bland Street, Carson Street, East/West and New Bern – developers haven’t lived up to the city’s hope.

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Commercial Confidential: Stonecrest at Piper Glen (access required)

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Pass through Stonecrest at Piper Glen to catch a film or grab a bite on a Friday night and the shopping center is packed with both high schoolers and families, looking to relax after a long week. Cars from just about all the luxury brands can be seen in the parking lot as visitors watch their movies or eat their dinners, which is no surprise considering that Stonecrest is situated in an area with some of the highest incomes in Charlotte.

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Real estate heavy hitters guardedly optimistic about Charlotte market (access required)

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Several real estate executives spoke about the condition of the city’s real estate market Tuesday morning from the stage in a glitzy ballroom at the uptown Hilton, which coincidentally is in one of the submarkets they were most excited about. The tone in the room was mostly positive, as would be expected from a corporate-sponsored event called “Third Annual State of the Market.”

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City considering clarifying density in zoning ordinance’s Pedestrian Overlay District (access required)

The city is revisiting the Pedestrian Overlay District rules to clarify construction density issues. PED Overlay was instituted to encourage pedestrian-friendly corridors in the city. In return for following strict design standards that increased costs, developers may increase the housing density.

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Brew Urbanism (access required)

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When Todd Ford opened his brewery, Charlotte’s zoning ordinance restricted him to the fringes of the city’s business corridors, the industrial districts. Since breweries were thrown into the industrial category, Ford couldn’t set up shop as he pleased, but had to settle for what the city allowed. He found space in an industrial building on North Davidson Street, about a mile from the heart of the NoDa neighborhood.

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