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Observer’s purchase in University area could open up prime Uptown space (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – More than 9 acres tax-valued at $45.3 million on Uptown’s South Tryon Street corridor, the past decade’s busiest development hotspot in the central business district, could be on the market as early as next year. The Charlotte Observer ...

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Curt Seifart: He’s a hitcher, he’s a swimmer, he’s a talker, and he’s trimmer. He gets his doughnuts on the run (access required)

Curt Seifart:  He’s a hitcher, he’s a swimmer, he’s a talker, and he’s trimmer. He gets his doughnuts on the run <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – If you really want to try to label Curt Seifart, haul out the hyphens. He’s a bred-in-Foxcroft old hippie-adventurer-former sports apparel salesman-runner-swimmer-pre-Columbian scholar-man of faith-affordable housing volunteer-residential real estate agent with Helen Adams Realty. And, as On the ...

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D.R. Horton or M/I Homes? M/I Homes or D.R. Horton? It’s a tie (access required)

With one month to go in 2013, D.R. Horton and M/I Homes are for all practical purposes tied in the Mecklenburg County homebuilder of the year race. As of Nov. 30, Horton, based in Fort Worth, Texas, had pulled 242 ...

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A 40-foot setback for embattled ‘enterprise center’ (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – The protestors who live in the partly dilapidated neighborhood that a church-affiliated group wants to help showed up at a Board of Commissioners meeting Monday to say they don’t want the kind of help the nonprofit group wants ...

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90-acre Waverly development public hearing delayed (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The developers of a large, mixed-use subdivision on Providence Road just south of Interstate 485 have agreed to delay the Charlotte City Council initial public hearing on their rezoning request. Providence Farms LLC – a joint company formed ...

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More conservation subdivisions could come in more towns (access required)

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MATTHEWS – Conservation subdivisions, in one form or another, have been around in some of the municipalities in Mecklenburg and nearby counties, and there are plenty of existing subdivisions and approved-but-waiting developments. But not everywhere, and not always in their ...

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The dollars and sense of density: Huntersville petitioners make the financial case for conservation subdivisions (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – Single-family residential density vs. the price of land and its development. That’s the crux of one of the hottest residential real estate development debates in many of the municipalities just outside Charlotte, and it received one of its ...

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A traditional meeting…up to a point (access required)

HUNTERSVILLE –Monday night’s Huntersville Board of Commissioners meeting started out all touchy-feely, or as touchy-feely as local politics get. After a ceremony honoring U.S. military veterans killed or wounded in action, longtime Huntersville pol Charles Guignard, professorial and avuncular in ...

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C&W/T to lease Maersk’s Charlotte offices (access required)

CHARLOTTE – Maersk Inc. has selected the Glen Allen, Va.-based Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer commercial real estate firm to lease excess space in the global shipping and energy giant’s Charlotte regional office. Maersk, based in Copenhagen, has two connected buildings totaling ...

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