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LEED certification challenges (access required)

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LEED certification has risen in popularity across the U.S. and in Charlotte in particular: the city is home to 74 buildings with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designations. So why isn't CMS striving for LEED status on all of its four new schools?

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SouthPark hotel rezoning request yanked (access required)

The future lurks murky for a hotel that was planned for SouthPark. On Wednesday, the city of Charlotte’s zoning committee denied a rezoning request from Greensboro-based CN Hotels, which had expressed an interest in building a hotel on Park South Drive. Charlotte ...

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Foxx makes appointment to planning commission (access required)

(Updated at 4:35 p.m. June 28, 2012) Architect Tom Low, director of “new urbanist” firm Duany Plater-Zyberk & Cos.’ Charlotte office, is the newest member of the city’s planning commission. His term begins Sunday. Cheryl Neely, executive services coordinator for ...

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Bond blues (access required)

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Under the city’s rules, developers can either build sidewalks before the subdivision is platted – so they can sell lots with sidewalks already in place – or they can put sidewalks in after the plating. But some developers say the city’s two options are flawed.

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