The parking lot of Charlotte's Ikea never seems empty. All day, vehicles pour in and out as shoppers visit the 367,000-square-foot Swedish furnishings store, which features not one but two eateries.
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It doesn't come as a surprise that the Democratic National Convention Committee, when it announced that its 2012 event would be held in Charlotte, said it wanted to union workers to get a piece of DNC-related work.Read More »
Get ready, those of you planning to do smaller renovation projects in Mecklenburg County. Fees might be going up. The county’s code enforcement department is hoping to win approval to raise the fee for upfit and renovation permits when projects ...Read More »
In an unexpected move, Jon Morris, who last week handed in his resignation as chairman of the Mecklenburg County Building Development Commission, ended up leading the commission’s meeting Tuesday. Initially, when Morris said he was stepping down, Matt Lucarelli was ...Read More »
With a father who owned a recruiting firm and after being paid hourly in high school to dig ditches, Jon Morris said he wanted to find a career that gave him more control of his financial destiny. "I wanted a job that created residual value, and real estate did that for me," he said.
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation and the city of Charlotte have issued a request for qualifications from developers who want to work on the Gateway Station project in uptown. The city is seeking developers with experience in urban mixed-use properties and ...Read More »
Last week, Matthew Lucarelli, a senior construction manager for Beacon Properties, was appointed chairman of the Mecklenburg County Building Development Commission. But there was just one problem: He wasn't eligible.Read More »