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A panhandle apart: The needs of northern Lancaster County’s bedroom community differ from the rural rest (access required)

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INDIAN LAND – Two homeowners in the state-line straddling Bridgehampton subdivision dialed 911 to report a prowler. Sirens wailing, five Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department cars converged on the home of one of the callers within minutes. A quarter of an hour ...

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M/I Homes has plans for two subdivisions, north and south (access required)

Columbus, Ohio-based M/I Homes has plans to develop two new residential subdivisions, one to the south of Charlotte and the other to the north. Cameron Creek, planned for Tega Cay, S.C., is much further along in the development pipeline, said ...

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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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