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Two Charlotte-area companies win awards for project’s use of wood (access required)

CHARLOTTE – WoodWorks, a nonprofit initiative by the wood building-products industry to promote the use of tree-derived building materials in nonresidential and multifamily buildings – think lumber and molding – announced the winners of the 2014 National Wood Design Awards ...

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Cornelius sports complex could look elsewhere (access required)

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CORNELIUS – A recent death has thrown an ambitious plan for a large mixed-use sports complex and office building project into limbo. A proposal for the project has been filed with the town of Cornelius for the property near the ...

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Davidson Day School plans major expansion project (access required)

DAVIDSON – Davidson Day School has applied with the town to construct two additions totaling 11,446 square feet. The school, built in 2007, opened the following year and immediately added a gymnasium-auditorium to its site, which is on Griffith Street ...

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Cathy Morrison: The new Charlotte AIA chief is not Art Vandelay, but she is pretty funny (access required)

Cathy Morrison: The new Charlotte AIA chief is not Art Vandelay, but she is pretty funny <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – On the Level likes interviewees who laugh at our jokes; it’s good for our ego and it loosens them up, makes them forget they are being quoted saying things they maybe oughtn’t. We told a few humdingers to ...

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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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