A group of Charlotte residents has asked Charlotte City Council members to do something about the foreclosure crisis’ impact on the Queen City. The group, Helping Empower Local People, told the council that there isn’t enough enforcement to ensure that ...Read More »
Construction and Real Estate
An Idlebrook Drive man directed criticism at the Charlotte City Council Monday, claiming that not all of the minutes from meetings on the Independence Boulevard Area Plan have been made public. Chris Bakis said the most recent minutes posted on ...Read More »
Sen. Malcolm Graham says he wants the “five-points” intersection near Johnson C. Smith University to become the “Trade and Tryon” of the city’s northwest corridor. Graham, of Charlotte, who also is the chairman of the Beatties Ford Road Task Force, ...Read More »
The Charlotte Planning Commission plans to file a zoning amendment that would restrict the height of new residential projects to make them compatible with the heights of existing homes. A City Council public hearing on the amendment is set for ...Read More »
Contractors throughout the Carolinas are concerned about increases in construction costs, despite a relatively stable construction market, the Charlotte-based Carolinas Associated General Contractors said today. In its latest “Barometer” report, Carolinas AGC said that while some areas of construction — such as public ...
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Charlotte-based Forsite Development said today that it now has financing partners for a proposed plant that would burn Mecklenburg County’s garbage and convert it to energy as part of the ReVenture Park development. ReCommunity, Pegasus Capital Advisors and Hannon Armstrong Securities ...Read More »
In Charlotte, as in the rest of the country, the construction industry is feeling the pinch. The cost of building materials keeps rising. According to a March 16 Associated General Contractors of America report, material prices for all types of ...Read More »
A U.S. House bill that would prohibit the federal government from requiring contractors to use project labor agreements for some federal projects seemed to be dead earlier this year. But now the resurrected legislation is gaining momentum. After failing to ...Read More »
With no one challenging The Community Builders’ upset bid of $1.24 million, the Washington, D.C.-based affordable-housing developer is now poised to take ownership of two historic NoDa mills that are to be developed into a residential project. Charlotte’s Neighborhood and ...Read More »
In 2005, the state Division of Water Quality slapped Karla Knotts and her husband’s Pineville-based real estate brokerage company, Knotts-Greylock, with a $57,816 fine. The basis for the fine: A tire rut in their Greylock subdivision development in Matthews. In ...
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