CHARLOTTE – A look at the city’s office-market statistics would indicate that the market has improved by a solid measure since the depths of the recession. Office vacancies at the end of 2013 were 14.8 percent, down 3.8 percentage points ...Read More »
Construction and Real Estate
HUNTERSVILLE – The effort to bring clustered residential subdivision provisions to the town zoning ordinance took another step in a long journey this week when the town planning staff unveiled its density recommendations. But one Huntersville resident at the Feb. ...Read More »
A panhandle apart: The needs of northern Lancaster County’s bedroom community differ from the rural rest
INDIAN LAND – Two homeowners in the state-line straddling Bridgehampton subdivision dialed 911 to report a prowler. Sirens wailing, five Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department cars converged on the home of one of the callers within minutes. A quarter of an hour ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – Eric Renninger left N.C. just in time to miss both our recent bouts with winter weather. Renninger, the recently named region developer for Honest-1 Auto Care in Charlotte and the surrounding area, has been out west at the ...Read More »
Conservation subdivisions in rural areas. Clustering smaller lots in transitional zones. New urbanism developments in higher-density centers. Those are the financial mantras of residential developers in the Charlotte region, as undeveloped land becomes scarcer and costlier in many areas, market ...
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CHARLOTTE – In the latest round of rezoning petitions submitted to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, just about the entire menu of living quarters have been proposed. Developers are looking to add apartments, single-family homes, a community for senior citizens and ...
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Two mortgage brokers are being sued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for making fraudulent statements in order to obtain loans used in speculative real estate deals in Charlotte during the heady days before the housing crash. Joshua Hankins of Charlotte ...Read More »
HUNTERSVILLE – Charlotte multifamily developer Northwood Ravin will break ground within the next two months on Holly Crest, a 24-acre, 400-unit apartment complex off busy Sam Furr Road across from the NorthCross Village Shopping Center east of Statesville Road. Michael ...Read More »
HUNTERSVILLE – The clustered residential subdivisions sought by developers and planners alike are being considered for much larger sections of the biggest Mecklenburg County municipality outside Charlotte. At its Feb. 3 meeting, the Huntersville Board of Commissioners voted to delay ...
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Santa Fe has its Spanish Pueblo; coastal South Carolina its Lowcountry style and the Midwest its Prairie School. Florida has its room. Charlotte historically has been architecturally dominated by Craftsman Bungalow and Colonial Revival homes, but they weren’t created in, ...
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