A bill has reached the floor of the North Carolina Senate which could cause construction costs in the state to drop by around 30 percent. House Bill 201, if passed, would reinstate the 2009 Energy Conservation Code for commercial buildings and repeal portions of the 2012 energy standards. The bill already has passed the state House of Representatives and the Senate Commerce Committee. Senators were slated to vote on the bill Wednesday, but it was moved to the June 26 calendar.Read More »
Almost a year after revealing plans to move across this northeast Charlotte neighborhood, Hobby Lobby Stores on Monday will open its new 55,000-square-foot store in the Belgate Shopping Center, according to a release from the company. Prior to the move to Belgate, a shopping center off Interstate 85 and Ikea Boulevard, the University City Hobby Lobby was in The Commons at Chancellor Park, at University City and W.T. Harris boulevards.Read More »
The N.C. Senate on Monday approved a bill that retains Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for state construction projects. The bill is an amended version of House Bill 628 that would have scrapped the most popular form ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The percentage of Charlotte-region homeowners carrying negative equity on the homes is decreasing more quickly than nationally, according to a report by CoreLogic, a residential property information services provider. At the end of the first quarter of 2013, ...Read More »
Landlords in Mecklenburg County are required to maintain carbon monoxide detectors in every residential rental unit and in child care facilities. And anyone with fossil fuel-burning appliances is advised to install the devices, said Patrick Granson, director of permitting and ...
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STEELE CREEK – If a recent rezoning request is approved by the Charlotte City Council, residents could see 40,000 square feet of additional retail built in this southwest Charlotte neighborhood. Charlotte-based LandNet, LLC has requested a rezoning on two parcels ...Read More »
One of the nation’s leading experts on the economics of land use will make his second visit to the Charlotte area this week to lead a free and open-to-the-public discussion about the “true costs and benefits of development choices” for Matthews, according to an announcement by the town.
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SOUTH END – Yet another apartment project has been issued a building permit in this neighborhood, where apartment construction continues unabated. Mecklenburg County issued the permit, valued at $3.2 million, for work on the 270-unit Camden Southline. The permit, which ...Read More »