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Rezoned but unknown (access required)

Camden Property Trust won a rezoning to redevlop its Pinehurst apartment complex, but the company won't release any specific information. Photo by Payton Guion

At the intersection of Providence Road and Strawberry Hill Drive rests an aging apartment complex. Camden Pinehurst, which was not always the name of the 40-building complex with the brick-and-vinyl exterior, has been in south Charlotte since 1967. But the owner, with pressure from the numerous brand new, Class A apartment properties popping up around the city, decided a change was needed.

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March: Homebuilding comes in like a lion

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New home starts in Mecklenburg County for 2013 continued their surge in March, as did new home prices. As of March 31, the county had issued 834 building permits for the benchmark detached single-family home. That’s up nearly 33 percent over the first three months of last year, according to an analysis of county records.

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The South will rise (maybe) (access required)

The old power house on the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Co. plant site in Rock Hill's textile corridor is being reimagined. (photo by Tony Brown)

At the southern tip of a thriving metropolitan area, Rock Hill seems like a little neighbor, a quiet old mill town turned Charlotte suburb. But 22 of the upper South Carolina city’s public and private sector leaders are thinking big, new and loud.

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Managing to make a profit (access required)

Andrew Laing (right) and Steve Gassaway launched Cassidy Turley's product and services development division two years ago this month.  Photo by Payton Guion

The way things used to work: A Cassidy Turley client would have an office space renovated, but wouldn’t think about furniture until just before moving in. The result: Hastily ordered furniture that would have fit perfectly in the old space, but looks as out of place in the new as boulders in a bathtub.

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NoDa-bly different (access required)

Construction is set to start next week on The Yards at NoDa, on 10 acres behind the Johnston YMCA. Photo by Payton Guion

The tattoo parlors, art galleries and bars served as the inspiration from which Gvest Partners drew its apartment design.Over the past decade, the community called NoDa, centered at the intersection of 36th and North Davidson streets, had successfully transitioned from one of Charlotte’s biggest mill centers into the city’s arts district.

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Renovation Report: TCBY Davidson (access required)

TCBY in Davidson replaced a failed yogurt shop and held its grand opening on Saturday. Photo by Payton Guion

When Sam Batt was looking for space to add a TCBY store in Davidson, he didn’t have to use much imagination. With frozen yogurt stores popping up like Internet ads, Batt, a TCBY franchisee, was able to find a storefront at 610 Jetton St. in the space of a former Red Mango, yet another frozen yogurt shop.

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Council approves rezoning for exterior signs on the Charlotte Knight’s ballpark (access required)

Rendering courtesy Charlotte Knights

Down to their third strike Monday night, the Charlotte Knights rallied and won the Charlotte City Council’s approval of a rezoning that will allow signage on the exterior walls of BB&T Ballpark. The 10,000-seat, $54 million ballpark is under construction on 8.42 acres surrounded by Graham Street, West 4th Street, Mint Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Opening of the park is about a year away.

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