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Rain spotlights erosion control issues (access required)

Clearwater Pool Service maintenance technician Nick Wright works to clear silt that flowed into a pool at 4224 Rosecliff Drive.  City officials say the erosion came from the Enclave at Providence development. Photo by Diane Petryk

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.

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Demolishing the Myth (access required)

Dana Gore, an equipment operator for Environmental Holdings Group, watches the demolition of a former squad bay building at Fort Bragg Army base in Fayetteville.  Photo by Donn Young

General contractors take pride in what they erect, plumbers in the pipes they sweat. Electrical contractors love to run wire and HVAC guys work for hire. Roofers roof and masons mortar while cabinet makers pull their drawers.

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Developer of Fountains at Stonewall granted extension it might not use (access required)

This elevation shows what the Fountains at Stonewall apartment complex would look like if it is built as planned between the John Belk Freeway and Stonewall Street at McDowell Street in Second Ward. Rendering courtesy of Housing Studio

The closing of Proffitt Dixon Partners’ purchase of the site for the Fountains at Stonewall apartment complex may be delayed up to two months, although a city official said he expects the closing to happen on schedule next week. The Fountains at Stonewall is a five-story, 210-unit luxury apartment complex planned for one of the few vacant patches of dirt in uptown Charlotte.

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