CHARLOTTE – She went off the record – or tried – half a dozen times. She said she couldn’t understand why anyone would want to ask her questions and take her picture. She said she was nervous. But Cheryl Warren, ...Read More »
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MATTHEWS – As Christmas approaches, attention naturally turns to evergreens, be they natural or fake. This year in Matthews, some of that attention has been diverted to one particular proposed fake pine, and it wouldn’t be in the corner of ...
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The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Dec. 17 to give Dena Diorio a raise: from $172,000 a year to $248,000 – or $263,000, if you count deferred income. Diorio’s extra cash also comes with a new title, new ...
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CORNELIUS – The Bailey-Mayes roads area has developed into a real development sore spot. The dilemma posed by growth in the small chunk of east Cornelius for the third time held up passage of a new proposed land-use plan when ...
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CORNELIUS – Chuck Travis, an architect and former town commissioner, is known in the development world as being a tough customer in rezoning hearings and a micro-manager on site plan proposals. But as mayor, Travis didn’t micro-manage – or even ...Read More »
A handful of homebuilding and development companies and a trio of nonprofits are pitching in to build and rehab homes in two Charlotte area suburbs for a soldier wounded in the Afghanistan War veteran and the octogenarian widow of World ...
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CHARLOTTE – If you want to put a face on the seismic changes in public affordable housing, go visit Eric Anthony Johnson, chief real estate development officer for the Charlotte Housing Authority. He’s a new face at CHA, too, at ...Read More »
Self-Help helps others, not itself: Durham-based national nonprofit works quietly to revitalize Grier Heights
CHARLOTTE – It takes a lot of self-help – lower-case – to revitalize a neighborhood like Grier Heights with affordable housing, and so far Self-Help – capitalized – has been there, quietly but most helpfully. The Center for Community Self-Help, ...
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You don’t have to be a nonprofit to get this housing grant. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, which donated more than $21 million in 2013 to both for-profit and not-for-profit developers of local nonprofit affordable housing projects in ...Read More »
WEDDINGTON – A strategic location on two thoroughfares linking this Union County town with Charlotte has proved to be a hurdle for a developer who wants to expand the Atherton Estates residential subdivision to 130 lots from 24. After members ...Read More »