A new report from a North Carolina nonprofit finds that campaign finance contributions by political action committees to statewide campaigns grew by 9.7% between 2010 and 2012.Read More »
Construction and Real Estate
Earth is moving this week on a 2.5-acre patch of the Metropolitan district slated to become home to a 261-unit, Class A apartment complex tentatively named in public documents as South Kings Midtown. The project is owned and being built by Lennar Multifamily Inc., according to public records, as part of a $1 billion nationwide dive into the apartment feeding frenzy by the single-family homebuilding giant Lennar Corp.Read More »
Crisis in craftsmen: Construction activity is up again, but the industry faces another, more troubling dilemma
Construction industry insiders now rushing to determine how best to cope with a labor shortage and its primary cause: Young people largely aren’t interested in joining the trades. Contractors are struggling to find skilled labor, a trend that could hinder future construction work.
Tagged with: Associated General Contractors of America Bill Stricker Bruce Gehrig Carolinas Associated General Contractors Central Piedmont Community College construction labor shortage Dave Clewley Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management Kim Schueneman Manpower Starr Electric Co. University of North Carolina at CharlotteRead More »
Call it what you want, but South End, which was largely carved out of an industrial, railroad-crossed section of westernmost Dilworth in the 1990s, when people thought developer Tony Pressley might be a little nutty, is now rapidly spreading far beyond the traditional boundaries of its historic district.
Tagged with: 1100 South Boulevard Partners LLC 1200 South Boulevard Partners LLC Andy Misiaveg Brad Allen Cardinal Partners Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission Cherokee Investment Partners Chris Fetter Crosland Southeast Dan Morrill Faison John Culbertson Lynx Light Rail Blue Line Mark Newell Merritt Scheller MPV Properties Myers Chapman Nancy Braun Pappas Properties Percival McGuire Publix Rob Pressley Scaleybark Sedgefield Shopping Center Group Showcase REalty LLC Simpson's Lighting Showroom South End Summat at Church Texas developer Tony Pressley Unknown Brewing Co. Walter Scholtz Wilmore YorkshireRead More »
CONCORD – OILES America Corp., an industrial bearing manufacturer based in Japan, has opened a $6 million, 48,000-square-foot expansion of the company’s North American headquarters in International Business Park, at 4510 Enterprise Drive Northwest. The OILES expansion project was undertaken ...Read More »
City officials have begun looking at possible alternative options for funding its Gold Line streetcar expansion project, but have not given up on receiving a federal grant. Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation handed down the list of recipients of $474 million in federal money for transportation projects nationwide.Read More »
The future is now on view – both on iPad touchscreens and in good old-fashioned steel, concrete and dirt – at Morrocroft, the mixed-use office/business/retail park. That’s where Carolinas HealthCare System’s Facilities Management Group, BBH Design architects, Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors and Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement are collaborating in a virtual, three-dimensional cloud to build a new emergency department at the Carolinas Medical Center-Morrocroft health care pavilion.
Tagged with: Autodesk Revit Building Information Modeling 360 BBH Design BIM Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors Carolinas HealthCare System emergency room Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement MorrocroftRead More »
The Cornelius Planning Board passed – again – on Barnhardt. But they said “yes” to beer. Meanwhile, Cornelius Mayor Lynette Rinker said she has not ruled out seeking a seat in the N.C. General Assembly.
Tagged with: Barnhardt subdivision Bluestream Partners Cornelius Board of Commissioners Cornelius Planning Board jake palillo Lynette Rinker micro-breweries N.C. District 98 seat General Assembly wayne herron zoning ordinanceRead More »
A Boston-based nonprofit developer is planning to start renovations on a historic textile mill within a month, after a years-long effort by the city of Charlotte to convert the building into affordable apartments.
Tagged with: Charlotte city council Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission Johnston Mill Mecklenburg Mill NoDa NorSouth Constructs Rosa Estrada Stephanie Garrett Stewart Gray The Community BuildersRead More »
Traditional economic theory says people follow jobs. In the Queen City over the last four to five years, however, jobs have either decreased or remained relatively stagnant while the city continues to attract migrants, said Bill Graves, assistant professor of economic geography at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.Read More »