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Author Archives: Tara Ramsey, staff writer

Proposal would allow 
languishing Charlotte sites 
to generate income (access required)

Charlotte Knights General Manager Dan Rajkowski has homerun-sized plans for an empty, underutilized piece of property in uptown. The Knights lease a lot on South Mint Street from Mecklenburg County. For now, it’s just an open, grassy field with security ...

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Why it’s so tough to form a regional HBA (access required)

In the Charlotte metro area, there are nine homebuilders associations. Many of them are suffering from lower membership numbers, a side effect of the housing market’s troubles. For some HBAs, memberships are down by more than 50 percent, which means ...

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Foxx returns donation from Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition PAC (access required)

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has returned a donation made to his campaign by the Shelter Providers Political Action Committee Enterprise, the political action committee for the Charlotte-based Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition. SPPACE made political donations to the mayoral ...

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How City Council members seeking re-election voted on real estate regs (access required)

Charlotte’s real estate community often cites three ordinances accused of making developing sites cumbersome and costly: the Urban Street Design Guidelines, the Post Construction Controls ordinance and the tree ordinance. Residential design standards for single-family homes in the city have ...

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