U.S. builders started work on more homes in August, driven by the fastest pace of single-family home construction in more than two years. The increase points to steady progress in the housing recovery.Read More »
Construction and Real Estate
The widening of Independence Boulevard has extinguished some Charlotte businesses, thanks to the impact the construction has had on traffic. Plans call for Independence to be widened in Matthews, too, raising concerns about whether the days are numbered for businesses, such as those in Windsor Square.Read More »
Roughly 15 percent of Windsor Square shopping center in Matthews is vacant, with more than 100,000 of 658,012 leasable square feet unoccupied, according to Windsor Square's website. Come October, though, nearly all of that empty space will become home to a new tenant, JC Penney, which will lease about 85,000 square feet.
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Across Charlotte and the rest of North Carolina, construction sites have become the target of thieves looking to make a fast buck off the reselling of metal. To discourage would-be crooks, some sites have been armed with cameras – and people carrying guns.Read More »
Under the city’s rules, developers can either build sidewalks before the subdivision is platted – so they can sell lots with sidewalks already in place – or they can put sidewalks in after the plating. But some developers say the city’s two options are flawed.Read More »
Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews is facing a daunting task: adding a floor to a four-story building while still trying to run a hospital. No matter how many expansions a hospital system has under its belt, such projects remain complex.Read More »