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Saving green by making it green (access required)

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Conservation subdivisions in rural areas. Clustering smaller lots in transitional zones. New urbanism developments in higher-density centers. Those are the financial mantras of residential developers in the Charlotte region, as undeveloped land becomes scarcer and costlier in many areas, market ...

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Northwood Ravin to break ground soon on 400-unit apartment complex in Huntersville (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – Charlotte multifamily developer Northwood Ravin will break ground within the next two months on Holly Crest, a 24-acre, 400-unit apartment complex off busy Sam Furr Road across from the NorthCross Village Shopping Center east of Statesville Road. Michael ...

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Flags fly and tempers flare in Huntersville as trucks and hard feelings roll on (access required)

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For the second time in a little over two months, tempers left over from November’s elections boiled over during an otherwise cordial Huntersville Board of Commissioners meeting. At a Feb. 3 meeting, freshman Commissioner Rob Kidwell called for the approval ...

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Huntersville board hears zoning land-use proposals (access required)

In zoning and land-use business considered at its Feb. 3, the Huntersville Board of Commissioners: Heard a proposal from developer Laureldale LLC of Charlotte to add 14 lots on 5.4 acres in Mecklenburg County to the existing 511-lot Skybrook North ...

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Huntersville expands clustered-lot subdivision proposal to rural areas (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – The clustered residential subdivisions sought by developers and planners alike are being considered for much larger sections of the biggest Mecklenburg County municipality outside Charlotte. At its Feb. 3 meeting, the Huntersville Board of Commissioners voted to delay ...

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Two Charlotte-area companies win awards for project’s use of wood (access required)

CHARLOTTE – WoodWorks, a nonprofit initiative by the wood building-products industry to promote the use of tree-derived building materials in nonresidential and multifamily buildings – think lumber and molding – announced the winners of the 2014 National Wood Design Awards ...

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Cornelius sports complex could look elsewhere (access required)

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CORNELIUS – A recent death has thrown an ambitious plan for a large mixed-use sports complex and office building project into limbo. A proposal for the project has been filed with the town of Cornelius for the property near the ...

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Davidson Day School plans major expansion project (access required)

DAVIDSON – Davidson Day School has applied with the town to construct two additions totaling 11,446 square feet. The school, built in 2007, opened the following year and immediately added a gymnasium-auditorium to its site, which is on Griffith Street ...

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