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Panel discusses zoning option: Form-based codes presented as city mulls changes (access required)

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As the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department prepares to begin rewriting its zoning ordinance, the Piedmont Public Policy Institute held a forum at UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus on Wednesday to discuss the pros and cons of form-based zoning codes. “It’s a ...

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Council hears Quail Hollow plans; Halvorsen, Marsh projects get the green light (access required)

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Dee Dee Harris requested Monday night that the Charlotte City Council approve changes to her rezoning petition to develop Quail Hollow Village, telling City Council members, “This is not a rezoning. It’s an amendment to rezoning.” Harris said the modifications ...

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Vacancies fall; buildings to rise: Nearly 8 million SF proposed in office construction (access required)

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Industrial building vacancies continue to drop across Charlotte, especially for flex space, and the number of proposed office buildings in and around uptown is expected to change the commercial landscape in the next few years. Charlotte-based Karnes Research Co. recently ...

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Communal development: ‘Cohousing’ movement appeals to homeowners seeking fellowship (access required)

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Alice Alexander describes herself as a “typical baby boomer,” always seeking to improve her quality of life. The 57-year-old, who had devoted most of her professional career to nonprofit management and fundraising, lived in a 1925 Dutch colonial in Old ...

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