Whether it was a fluke or the start of something big, contractors rocked last week in Mecklenburg County. Builders pulled more than $104 million in county building permits from Sunday, May 12, through Saturday, May 18, the 20th week of 2013, according to county data records.
A pair of pedigreed multifamily players are partnering to form a new, Charlotte-based entity that is already at work on a 292-unit apartment complex in Raleigh, premiering its aspirations to enter several fast-growing Southeastern U.S. markets.
Get this: As a kid, Bill Miley used to play tennis with … but we’ll let him tell you. The Charlotte regional director for the Houston-based Metrostudy housing analytics firm just released his latest quarterly report, and it says that developed lots in the nine-county Charlotte market are … well, it’s complicated; better you should hear it in his words.
For M/I Homes Charlotte, the third time was a farm. In its recent push to self-develop raw land into lots, the most-permitted homebuilder last year in Mecklenburg County has won its first of three rezoning battles to develop and build a residential subdivision.
Along with its success, Vermillion occasionally has hit bumps in the road to completion, including a delay in rolling out Phase 3 and some lots that did not sell as quickly as planned. But as the housing market rebounds, the $100 million master-planned development appears to be back.
On the Level apologizes to Frank Spencer. All the articulate gent wanted to do was talk about Habitat for Humanity Charlotte. But we kept interrupting him and encouraging him to digress. That's because Spencer, president of the Charlotte affiliate of the national affordable-housing nonprofit, is a dang interesting guy.
Balancing on a ladder and simultaneously trying not to drip paint from a brush would be a piece of construction cake for a contractor. But for Elaine Bryant of Mooresville, it’s a miracle moment.
CORNELIUS — A conditional-use request made last October to expand an existing Sam’s Mart and turn it into a 7-Eleven store is finally headed toward a decision in this north Mecklenburg town. The town last week scheduled the request, by Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc., to go before the town Board of Commissioners for an up-or-down decision [...]
If you permit it, they will build. And despite a slow start, Mecklenburg County permitting this year is finally in positive territory compared with the same period in 2012, which opens up the possibility of more construction activity this year than last in the Charlotte market.
CORNELIUS – Despite his sleek new architectural plan, a car dealer’s six-month quest to build a new Hyundai dealership came to an abrupt 3-2 stop Monday night at Cornelius Town Hall. After another in a series of contentious rezoning meetings in this development-suspicious north Mecklenburg town, Mayor Lynette Rinker broke a 2-2 town Board of [...]