Pending state legislation that would invalidate local rules on flood and erosion control awaits action in a House committee after being passed by the Senate in May. Developers and environmentalists are lining up on opposite sides of the issue.Read More »
Construction and Real Estate
It’s only a 17-unit building on a 0.64 acre lot, but it would add apartments to this fast-growing and rental-scarce suburb when multifamily vacancy rates are at historic lows. And it might even help revive the town of Huntersville’s desire for a denser and more mixed-use downtown at and around Old Statesville and Gilead roads.Read More »
Zoning committee member Karen Labovitz’s change of heart sends a petition that would put 324 apartments in the Brookline subdivision to the City Council with the committee’s stamp of approval. The petition was likely to fail on a 3-2 vote when member Emma Allen pled for more robust discussion.
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A 1,600-seat Elevation Church will rise on twenty-two acres at Lancaster Highway and Johnston Road, near the city’s southern tip, if a rezoning application is given final approval. The church is asking for a change from MX-1, mixed use residential, to UR-2, urban residential, for property that now holds two single-family residences.Read More »
The beavers are off the hook in Antiquity as far as blame for the Old Canal Street sinkhole goes, but little else is certain. Unless it’s the fact that it will cost $200,000 or more to fix the problem. Marc Frye, Antiquity subdivision’s development manager, says an electrical subcontractor trenched behind a storm inlet and didn’t diligently compact its ditches. Recent plentiful rainwater made its way to the base of a concrete block retaining wall, the top of which borders the road.Read More »
The plan goes like this: Let another homebuilding/development company do the local-government legwork, buy the property pre-entitled. Then, as another homebuilder/developer, put in the infrastructure, develop the lots and build the houses yourself.Read More »
Recent rainy weather has kept local inspectors chasing erosion control complaints near construction sites. Water and where it goes is always an issue, especially with Mecklenburg's rolling landscape, said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services educator Sharon Foote. When development is taking place as well, rain plus disturbed soil can lead to a multitude of problems, she said.Read More »
Reflexive thought: Geez, those demo guys sure make a mess. But they also clean it up, and they even increase their profits by sifting through the rubble and salvaging, reclaiming, recycling and reusing. By saving and selling as much of what they tear down as possible, they can keep their prices lower.
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