With its data center in Maiden kicking into high gear after the launch of the iCloud service in October, Apple is preparing a solar farm for supplemental power on part of its 170 acres off Startown Road. The 100-acre project is described ...Read More »
Construction and Real Estate
The Charlotte metro area had a 1 percent drop in construction, mining and logging employment, shedding 200 jobs in September from the same month a year ago, the Associated General Contractors of America said. September employment stood at 37,600. Statewide, ...
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Charlotte’s real estate community often cites three ordinances accused of making developing sites cumbersome and costly: the Urban Street Design Guidelines, the Post Construction Controls ordinance and the tree ordinance. Residential design standards for single-family homes in the city have ...Read More »
In 1999, Scott Stone moved from Baltimore to Charlotte to fill a management position that Eric Davis, now chairman of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Board of Education, left vacant at engineering design firm Mactec. Stone continued to work in Charlotte’s engineering industry, ...
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Editor’s note: Some City Council candidates did not respond to requests to be interviewed. Claire Fallon, at-large (D) I think they should look at relevancy and enhancement to Charlotte. If people can sell their homes elsewhere, we’re going to get such ...Read More »
This month, the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family home loan limits dropped in more than 600 counties across the U.S., including some in the Charlotte area. On its face, it sounds like more grim news for the housing industry: Lower loan ...
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Some Charlotte-area building inspection departments are understaffed and overworked, and that could mean higher insurance premiums for commercial property owners, The Mecklenburg Times has learned. Inspection departments in Mecklenburg, Catawba, Lincoln and Union counties are asking their inspectors to handle ...Read More »
A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of construction of the Monroe Connector/Bypass project. Environmentalists had challenged the proposed toll road, criticizing the environmental impact study. But Judge James Dever III said the study was done properly. The ...Read More »
There’s more residential construction activity Gaston County this month than last month, according to the county’s permit office. In August, the county had 17 permits issued for residential remodels and 29 permits issued for single- family homes. In September, those ...
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Charlotte-based general contractor Hendrick Construction has won a $6 million contract to expand the North Carolina Zoo’s polar bear exhibit. The company announced the award this week. Hendrick will build a 5,500-square-foot holding facility with a maternity den, a 4,500-square-foot visitor ...Read More »