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Northern disclosures: Land-use actions pile up in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville Planning Board last week granted Epcon Communities a continuation until Dec. 17 on a rezoning request to allow the developer more time to answer officials’ concerns about a proposed single-family subdivision restricted to adults 55 and ...

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Bright times for Bryton? Developers bet a behemoth will be born again (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – After languishing like a slumbering giant during the recession, one of the Charlotte region’s largest master-planned, mixed-use development projects has just awakened and looks ready to storm back from dormancy. Bryton – the $1 billion, 430-acre office-retail-residential development ...

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Got hydrogen? A Mooresville dynamo explains how the lightest element has a heavyweight future (access required)

Got hydrogen? A Mooresville dynamo explains how the lightest element has a heavyweight future <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

At 75, Stan Thompson is a power source unto himself. The retired future-thinker for Southern Bell, then BellSouth, and finally AT&T is now one of the world’s most active and vocal advocates for the production of energy using hydrogen, the ...

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iPlan reviews and e-inspections: Meck Code Enforcement to go high-tech (access required)

iPlan reviews and e-inspections: Meck Code Enforcement to go high-tech <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – After dabbing its digits in the virtual, three-dimensional future of big institutional construction projects, Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement now wants to jump in, FTP files first, by forming a high-tech Hybrid Collaborative Delivery Team. The 16-member team would ...

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Age-old land-use conflicts delay two major decisions in Cornelius (access required)

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CORNELIUS – The town’s Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to delay two related decisions, one on a new land-use plan and another on a rezoning request by a developer of a proposed residential subdivision. Former Cornelius Mayor Gary ...

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County: Levine’s $700M First Ward project to start in January (access required)

County: Levine’s $700M First Ward project to start in January <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – Prominent Charlotte developer, landowner and visionary Daniel Levine’s much-ballyhooed, long-delayed $700 million public-private project to build an “urban village” in First Ward is now scheduled for a January ground-breaking. That’s according to W. Lee Jones, capital planning division ...

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