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 »
Construction and Real Estate
Eventually – at some undetermined point in the future – the Little Sugar Creek Greenway will run 20 miles north and south across Mecklenburg County, from UNCC in the north to the South Carolina border in the south.Read More »
Despite the wettest late spring-early summer in recent memory, the Charlotte-area boomlet in residential construction that started in January continued apace, according to building permit records kept by Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement.Read More »
Land use attorneys across the state are hailing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that greatly reduces the amount of leverage municipalities can wield in granting developers permits. A 5-4 majority in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District held that the U.S. Constitution’s takings clause not only applies to cases in which a project is approved with “extortionate” conditions, but also to those denied when a developer refuses to agree to the coercive demands of the government.
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It would be off Little Hope Road, but developer Matt Ewers has a far sunnier ─ and heartfelt ─ vision for a 15-home pocket subdivision called the Villas at Mattie Rose in the heart of this neighborhood not far from the pricier Dilworth and Myers Park.Read More »
Visitors to Myers Park Mustangs home football games this season will notice quite a bit has changed on the away side of the field since last season. But the pigskin-related renovations are just a piece of a three-phase, roughly $14.4 million construction project at the high school.Read More »
It’s been 22 years since the Morrison Regional Library opened in SouthPark, at the intersection of Colony Road and Morrison Boulevard. Back in 1991, said David Singleton, director of libraries in Mecklenburg County, people used the library very differently than they do today.
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