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Towns can no longer mandate home aesthetics (access required)

Homebuilders are questioning whether proposed changes to Mint Hill’s zoning ordinance, including those for conservation subdivisions such Olde Stonegate, pictured above, go far enough to meet the requirements of a new state law. Photo by Mark mark.abramson

Charlotte and surrounding towns are taking steps to comply with a new state law that prohibits municipalities from imposing construction requirements purely for aesthetic reasons for single-family homes and duplexes. The law went into effect June 19. However, in Mint ...

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Rising visitor demand sparks hotel boom (access required)

Crosland and Alta Financial Services broke ground late last month on the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites Charlotte SouthPark. The six-story, 270-room hotel is the first to be built in SouthPark since Hampton Inn & Suites at Phillips Place opened in 1998. Illustration courtesy Crosland and Alta Financial Services

Steadily rising demand for hotel rooms has hit an all-time high in Mecklenburg County, and developers have taken notice. Nearly 1,400 uptown hotel rooms are in some stage of development, with highlights including the recent groundbreaking on a 250-room Embassy ...

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