CHARLOTTE — D.R. Horton is easily the early leader in the annual top Mecklenburg homebuilder-of-the-year sweepstakes sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Charlotte. By a lot and, literally, lots. Horton, based in Fort Worth, Texas, had pulled 87 county ...Read More »
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A proposed $6.5 million renovation of a former movie theater into the latest location of a Charlotte-area megachurch and a 210-unit Class-A apartment complex next door could breathe new life into the moribund Kenton Place mixed-use development, the principals behind the separate projects assert.Read More »
HUNTERSVILLE — The town Planning Board here on Tuesday is scheduled to consider a request by Bowman Development Group to slightly increase the density of Phase 4 of the $100 million Vermillion mixed-use development. The Huntersville-based development company, owned by ...Read More »
Homebuilders warming up their shouts of “Free at last, free at last!” to hail the passage of two bills in the North Carolina General Assembly should stop, call their lawyers and consult their dictionaries first. The bills – House Bill 150 and Senate Bill 139 – aim to curtail local governments’ imposing of non-structural aesthetic building codes on builders of one- and two-family houses. By the wide majority of 98-18, the House passed its version this week, and the nearly identical Senate bill appears poised for equally easy passage.
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The priciest residential construction project in Mecklenburg County so far this year isn’t a new house; it’s a custom, architect-designed addition to an already roomy and completely updated home in the heart of the upscale Charlotte neighborhood of Eastover.Read More »
It was a rare day at Innovation Park; Kingsley was not on the premises. He was at the vet’s. Kingsley is an English bulldog belonging to Mercedes Merritt, a Loyola University Maryland graduate who, at 28, has risen like a meteor to the position of director of leasing for BECO South and has 2.5 million square feet of office space in Charlotte under her supervision, including the 1.8 million-square-foot-and-growing Innovation Park.
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Phil Frankhauser just knew, even before he walked into a roomful of stone-faced residents in this generally anti-development north Mecklenburg municipality. The principal partner of the Columbus, Ohio-based Epcon Communities knew, even though he was greeted in the hallway on that Nov. 29 evening by fliers bearing two red traffic signs: “STOP Epcon Communities” and “WRONG WAY for Cornelius.”
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HUNTERSVILLE — The entitlement process will begin April 1 for a church’s plan to rezone a 6.8-acre tract of land at 12340 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, at Reese Boulevard, just off Interstate 77. The Huntersville Planning Department has just scheduled the ...Read More »