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New player hires old hand for new project (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – An Arizona-based developer and production builder never before seen in these parts has sites in the Charlotte market in its sights, and its first proposal in Mecklenburg County is for a 395-home subdivision in a booming section of ...

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D.R. Horton led the homebuilding pack in 2013 (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – A pair of production homebuilding corporations were joined by a fast-growing local residential construction company in leading a 2013 surge in Mecklenburg County building permits. After a neck-in-Meck race all year, Fort Worth, Texas-based D.R. Horton opened up ...

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Officials told that conservation subdivisions could reshape the future of fast-changing Huntersville (access required)

Officials told that conservation subdivisions could reshape the future of fast-changing Huntersville <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

HUNTERSVILLE – The town’s Planning Board and Board of Commissioners spent an hour talking about the potential impact of the proposed adoption of a conservation subdivision-style zoning classification during a special joint session this week, ahead of separate meetings in ...

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No matter where in Mecklenburg County you go, there you are (access required)

If you are addicted to real estate transactions and you need your fix, like right now, and you’re away from home and the office, the folks at the Mecklenburg County BSSA-IT have an app for that: Mecklenburg County Real Estate ...

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Brian Lee: He gets down with planning his town (access required)

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MATTHEWS – You couldn’t drag most teenagers to a suburban town planning board meeting. They’re not exactly concerts by the Black Keys or Bruno Mars. But one young man, Butler High School senior Brian Lee, has actually volunteered to attend ...

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A steep ascent: Residential permits climbing back from recessionary low (access required)

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Like nails out of its own coffin, the Charlotte region’s residential construction industry pulled nearly 9,500 building permits in 2013, rising from the ashes like a phoenix with a tool belt and hammering out its best year since the housing ...

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