The nonprofit leading the revitalization of the former Boulevard Homes in west Charlotte has raised $9.7 million of the $15 million needed to open a child-development center and provide programs and services for residents. The nonprofit, Renaissance West Community Initiative, ...Read More »
The strong growth in apartment construction near center city and a subsequent rise in vacancy rates may lead to more apartment development on the outskirts of town in the upcoming year, industry insiders say. And for those in the market ...Read More »
Most-read online stories of 2015: Road construction contract fraud, development trends and real estate brokers losing their licenses top list
The sentencings of six men for their part in a massive federal contract fraud; development in Charlotte-area hotspots; and real estate brokers in trouble dominated the most-read stories on mecktimes.com in 2015. Two stories related to the convictions and sentences ...Read More »
The Charlotte metro is doing a better job than many U.S. cities in meeting pent-up demand for new housing, according to a recent article at Forbes.com. In fact, the Queen City area came in fourth among 53 metropolitan statistical areas ...Read More »
Homebuilders say a proposed amendment to the Huntersville zoning ordinance doesn’t go far enough to comply with a new state law that prohibits governments from placing purely aesthetic design requirements on single-family homes and duplexes. Huntersville is amending its ordinance ...
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Gov. Pat McCrory has signed an executive order that seeks to crack down on companies that improperly classify their employees as independent contractors. The order establishes an employee classification section within the North Carolina Industrial Commission to streamline information sharing ...Read More »
Mecklenburg County has narrowed down the list of developers that will potentially revitalize nearly 17 acres in Second Ward with a mixed-use development. The county manager’s office has chosen Crescent Communities, CitiSculpt, and Conformity Corp. to advance to the second ...Read More »
BY ROBERTA FUCHS AND MARK ABRAMSON Only one person spoke Monday night against a rezoning request by Synco Properties to redevelop an apartment complex at Colony and Sharon roads, after the company made more than three dozen changes in response ...Read More »
The Carolinas Associated General Contractors is partnering with Central Piedmont Community College to start a pre-apprenticeship program that will teach basic construction skills in an effort to get more people working in the industry. The Registered Pre-Apprenticeship Program in entry ...
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The North Carolina Real Estate Commission has permanently revoked the real estate license of a Charlotte broker after he did not respond to multiple charges of improperly using clients’ earnest money and security deposits. The commission received several complaints regarding ...
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