Television networks devoted to all things real estate and home improvement are pumping out new shows in less time than it takes to drive to the neighborhood Lowe’s or Home Depot. But what’s in it for all the businesses that volunteer their time and materials to make this peculiar brand of TV work? At least four business people in Charlotte can provide varied answers to that question. Their experiences ranged from not-so-good to stellar, with stops in between. But, as a testament to the powerful allure of showbiz, all said they would do it again.Read More »
Commercial Real Estate
With each new apartment project that pops up around Charlotte during this boom, the existing product only becomes more tired. So even though Camden Sedgebrook is only 15-years-old in human years, in apartment years, it’s ancient. Newer apartment communities were making it increasingly difficult for Sedgebrook to compete for tenants.
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CHARLOTTE – The Duke Endowment, the Charlotte-based foundation named after James B. Duke, is another step closer to moving to its headquarters to Dilworth, after Mecklenburg County issued a $22 million building permit for work on the three-story office building. ...Read More »
Rhea Greene knows that the Steel Yard at South End isn’t for everyone. Companies looking for cookie-cutter office space in the average high-rise or office park probably won’t quite feel at home at the Steel Yard, with its concrete floors and exposed masonry.Read More »
For every $1 the York County, S.C., town of Fort Mill receives in property taxes on residential properties, it has to spend $1.40 on services such as fire, police and schools. But for every $1 the town gets in taxes from commercial properties, it spends only 31 cents on services.Read More »
CORNELIUS – Despite his sleek new architectural plan, a car dealer’s six-month quest to build a new Hyundai dealership came to an abrupt 3-2 stop Monday night at Cornelius Town Hall. After another in a series of contentious rezoning meetings ...Read More »
With little fanfare, the city has decided to squash the hollow shell of Eastland Mall, in response to the perceived needs of the two developers who have been shortlisted to remake the 80-acre site. But Bert Hesse, CEO of Studio Charlotte Development, one of the developers considered for Eastland redevelopment, said city officials would be smart to hold off on the demolition, adding that, in doing so, they could save some money and possibly a piece of the storied mall.
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A bill that would prevent cities and counties from regulating such things as the color of a new house appears close to passage after it sailed through the state House by a 98-18 margin. But land use attorneys say they don’t expect any surge in litigation between developers and local governments because the bill contains a loophole that you could—in this case literally—drive a brick house through.
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