CHARLOTTE – One of Habitat for Humanity International’s biggest chapters is losing its president after only two years. Frank Spencer, a retired banker, commercial real estate broker and investor, was named president of Charlotte Habitat in 2012. Under Spencer’s leadership, ...Read More »
Construction and Real Estate
CHARLOTTE – The Bissell Cos. has received engineering approval for property on which it has announced plans to build an 11-story office tower, leaving only one step remaining before the company would be allowed to start construction. Bissell, the local ...Read More »
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 »
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 ...
Tagged with: Civic By Design cluster conservation subdivisions Dawn Blobaum Doug Boone Greener PRospects higher density development Jack Simoneau National Association of Home Builders new urban Randall Arendt residential development Stratford Hall Tom LowRead More »
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 ...
Tagged with: Affordable Housing Group of North Carolina apartment project Charlotte city council Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department Golden Triangle #2 Kyle Short Lat Purser & Associates Levine Properties Metropolitan rezoning The Drakeford Group Wilkison PartnersRead More »
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 »