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Market forces out workers (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Julie Porter has spoken to teachers and nurses’ aides who live as far away as Gastonia and Stanly and commute to south Charlotte daily. Porter, the president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, said they can’t afford housing near ...

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Charlotte residential architects rebound (access required)

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Residential architects in Charlotte and across the country are seeing strong business growth, with increased billings and inquiries for new projects. Nationally, firms are now averaging project backlogs of 4.5 months, not yet at their recent high of 5.3 months ...

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Public hearings on 17 rezoning petitions set for Feb. 17 (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council will have a busy meeting Feb. 17, when it is set to hold public hearings on 17 rezoning petitions. In the latest round of rezoning requests, petitions were submitted for a variety of uses, ...

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Cornelius land-use plan decision delayed again (access required)

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CORNELIUS – The Bailey-Mayes roads area has developed into a real development sore spot. The dilemma posed by growth in the small chunk of east Cornelius for the third time held up passage of a new proposed land-use plan when ...

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Self-Help helps others, not itself: Durham-based national nonprofit works quietly to revitalize Grier Heights

Self-Help helps others, not itself: Durham-based national nonprofit works quietly to revitalize Grier Heights

CHARLOTTE – It takes a lot of self-help – lower-case – to revitalize a neighborhood like Grier Heights with affordable housing, and so far Self-Help – capitalized – has been there, quietly but most helpfully. The Center for Community Self-Help, ...

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Charlotte broker/Realtor honored with humanitarian award (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Curt Seifart with Helen Adams Realty received the 2013 Humanitarian Award from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association’s Housing Opportunity Foundation at its annual meeting and awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Executive Park on Dec. 13. In recognition ...

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Apartment market nears equilibrium, future uncertain (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – A study by Harvard University found that the country’s rental housing market was the main benefactor of the housing-bubble burst that sent the U.S. careening into the its worst recession since the Depression. But the study, titled “America’s ...

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Observer’s purchase in University area could open up prime Uptown space (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – More than 9 acres tax-valued at $45.3 million on Uptown’s South Tryon Street corridor, the past decade’s busiest development hotspot in the central business district, could be on the market as early as next year. The Charlotte Observer ...

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More conservation subdivisions could come in more towns (access required)

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MATTHEWS – Conservation subdivisions, in one form or another, have been around in some of the municipalities in Mecklenburg and nearby counties, and there are plenty of existing subdivisions and approved-but-waiting developments. But not everywhere, and not always in their ...

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