(Part four of a 13-part series) “I’m not opposed to more residential development, but it’s important to ask what kind of residential,” said David Gilroy, one of the town's most outspoken commissioners.
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“You’re a big company, and you don’t have your act together,” Dulin preached. “If I were going to vote tonight, I would vote ‘no.' I’ve wasted a half-hour not knowing what we’re talking about.”Read More »
When Brenda Hayden first set her eyes on the foreclosed and defunct 22-unit apartment complex that Builders of Hope was considering transforming into an affordable-housing development in west Charlotte, one word came to mind: uninhabitable. Despite the squalor -- three people were squatting in the three blighted buildings on Rowan Street -- BOH bought the property in 2009 with a neighborhood stabilization grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said Hayden, Charlotte-area director of BOH, which is based in Raleigh.Read More »
(Part three of a 13-part series) “What you’ve got out there is a lack of new construction,” said David Dorsch, a Charlotte-based senior vice president for Cassidy Turley, a property management and leasing company.Read More »
Interior construction, electrical, HVAC and plumbing work appear set to begin on Mooney’s Corner, a $2.7 million office and retail building going up on downtown Davidson’s South Main Street.Read More »
When the doors to the Amay James Recreation Center were closed in 2008, it wasn't clear to county officials if or when it might reopen. In the throes of a wretched economy, a shrinking budget forced Mecklenburg County to shutter the facility. So it sat empty for close to four years. And, in that time, it languished.Read More »