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Apartment construction wave on the horizon for Charlotte, report says (access required)

John Porter thinks he hit the jackpot with the site for his Longview apartment project on Reames Road in Charlotte. Porter, senior vice president and partner at Charlotte-based Charter Properties, said the site for the 264-unit development is an epicenter ...

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When it comes to cities Charlotte competes with, Atlanta is high on the list (access required)

(Part one of a five-part occasional series on the top cities Charlotte competes with) Shortly after moving to Charlotte in 1993, Mark Vitner was talking to a female friend when he mentioned that he was originally from Atlanta and had ...

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More projects to take off at Charlotte/Douglas (access required)

When Charlotte officials are marketing the city, Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is usually one of the top features touted as helping boost economic development and tourism in the region. While airports in bigger cities, such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Los ...

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Zoning policies had to be built before 1st SRO could (access required)

When David Furman started looking in 2001 for a site for McCreesh Place, he discovered that no other single room occupancy developments existed in Charlotte. Furman, owner of Charlotte-based David Furman Architecture, would go on to spearheaded Charlotte’s first and ...

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