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 »
Construction and Real Estate
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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May 20 was the day they drove old Dixie down. But at least the historic Dixie’s Tavern building will not be torn down. So says owner Daniel Levine.Read More »
Rhea Greene knows that the Steel Yard at South End isn’t for everyone. Companies looking for cookie-cutter office space in the average high-rise or office park probably won’t quite feel at home at the Steel Yard, with its concrete floors and exposed masonry.Read More »
For every $1 the York County, S.C., town of Fort Mill receives in property taxes on residential properties, it has to spend $1.40 on services such as fire, police and schools. But for every $1 the town gets in taxes from commercial properties, it spends only 31 cents on services.Read More »
If you permit it, they will build. And despite a slow start, Mecklenburg County permitting this year is finally in positive territory compared with the same period in 2012, which opens up the possibility of more construction activity this year than last in the Charlotte market.
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