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On the Level: John Jacob Priester II: But you can call him Jay, vice president of doing everything (access required)

On the Level: John Jacob Priester II: But you can call him Jay, vice president of doing everything <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

HUNTERSVILLE – You can call him Jay, but on the dotted line he is John Jacob Priester II, and he is vice president for development and leasing of Cambridge Properties. His father, John Jacob Priester I – like Jay’s grandfather ...

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Renovation Report: Magnolia Plaza (access required)

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When Magnolia Plaza was built in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it had the character to match the sleepy lake town it served. By 2012, the population had increased more than five times to 26,243, Census figures show. The shopping center also needed to offer more than what it had if it wanted to appeal to the new Cornelius.

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Shad Spencer: A big fish in a big pond (access required)

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The Sept. 11 decision came without warning and in the middle of the week: Longtime Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Manager Katrina Young would no longer be in charge of enforcing the city’s zoning ordinance, effective immediately. Into the breach came Shad Spencer, a longtime city-county planning coordinator, after Planning Director Debra Campbell announced he would replace Young temporarily, and – pending an evaluation of his job performance – perhaps more permanently.

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Commercial Confidential: Legacy Cornelius (access required)

While the apartment construction boom has permeated nearly all areas of Mecklenburg County – some areas more so than others – one area that has felt little of that effect is this northern Mecklenburg town near Lake Norman.But GCI Residential, an entity of suburban-Cleveland-based Goldberg Companies, has been permitted by Mecklenburg County to start on the second phase of its Legacy Cornelius apartment project, at Lake Pines Drive off Westmoreland Road.

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