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Newton council considers rezonings (access required)

The Newton City Council held several public hearings regarding rezoning at their Jan. 16 meeting. Among them was a public hearing on a rezoning application for 2.85 acres at 2223 Indian Trail from an exclusive manufacturing district to a general ...

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For sale: A man-cave. Seriously (access required)

It’s not your average listing. The three-bedroom, three-bath home sits on a whopping 37 acres in the Mule Mountains in Arizona, and it’s yours for  $1.5 million, which is a discount from the initial price of $3 million. Among its features: ...

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Buying up 
homebuyers (access required)

Attention, all those towns that are trying to spur homebuying or even construction. Maybe you should shell out the cash. A small, northern Illinois town has a new plan it hopes will spur home construction: $10,000 in cash per project. ...

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Psyched out (access required)

Homeowners in Huntersville aren’t too happy about Carolinas HealthCare System’s plans to build a psychiatric hospital in their backyards. At a Huntersville Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, dozens of the NIMBYs came out to complain. Homeowners in the Monteith Place community, ...

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text amendment 
postponed (access required)

The Charlotte City Council did not hear recommendations for a proposed text amendment that would better define restaurants, nightclubs and bars during its meeting Tuesday as originally scheduled. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department Director Debra Campbell, in a memo to the City ...

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Partners acquires 
2 million square feet (access required)

Beacon Partners said it has closed on the 2 million-square-foot purchase of four Charlotte business parks:  Century Place, Commerce Park, Granite Distribution Center and Carowinds Distribution Center. The deal closed in two separate December transactions.  The 100,000-square-foot Century Place, formerly Ameron ...

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