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Spectrum Properties still interested in Marshall Park (access required)

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It took only two years after a Charlotte City Council vote in the urban renewal-era year of 1961 for bulldozers to start wiping out the 80 years’ worth of the city’s history called Brooklyn. Today, going on 12 years after efforts began to bring housing, shopping and pedestrian traffic back to Second Ward – Charlotte’s government district, dominated by stern, institutional buildings – the vision of a reincarnated, well-rounded Brooklyn is still just that, a vision.

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PulteGroup survives a scathing review in Charlotte (access required)

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One the nation’s premier homebuilders was being humiliated by the Charlotte City Council; worse, PulteGroup was on the verge of losing a rare and potentially lucrative opportunity. But Pulte bounced back this week from January’s nasty public scolding to win a unanimous City Council endorsement of a rezoning case that would allow development and building on a patch of scarce land in booming and nearly built-out south Charlotte.

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On the Level: Logan Brafford, switch to my Niche (access required)

On the Level: Logan Brafford, switch to my Niche <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Logan Brafford is all over the place, both for her job and in conversation. Either way, it's hard to keep up. Brafford works as the property manager for Lat Purser's My Niche Apartments division, the developer, builder and leaser of two boutique apartment buildings in NoDa and a third in Plaza Midwood that is in the final stages of construction and scheduled to open in May.

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