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Boulevard’s broken dream (access required)

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In 2010, construction was supposed to begin on Trinity Towns, a roughly 60-townhome development just a few blocks from Bank of America Stadium. Planned for a site at 1449 S. Church St., the project, a vision of Charlotte-based developer The Boulevard Co., was to sit on about 1.72 acres. But, two years after construction was set to start, the site is vacant, building has never begun and the property is in foreclosure.

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Mandatory rental registration plan headed for City Council vote (access required)

Last week, in a 4-0 vote, the council’s public safety committee gave its support to the proposal, which calls for rental property owners to give the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department their contact information, including business and home addresses and phone numbers.

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University might open in Arrowood (access required)

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Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. is seeking to open one of its South University campuses in Charlotte, but first it needs to win a rezoning from the city. EMC operates South Universities in a handful of other states, although none are in North Carolina. The only schools EMC operates in North Carolina are the Art Institute of Charlotte and the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham.

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Apartment industry cries out for more student rentals (access required)

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Across Charlotte, the apartment industry is keeping an eye on Aspen Heights. Aspen is seeking approval for a type of housing that would be new to Charlotte: stand-alone homes – with multiple bedrooms, that could be rented for five months or more. Aspen is hoping to cash in on students, particularly those attending UNC-C, where enrollment has been rising.

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