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 »
Construction and Real Estate
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 ...Read More »
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 ...
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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 ...
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Contaminant Controls, a Fayetteville-based company with an office in Kannapolis, has won a $25,000 contract from Cabarrus County to provide cleanup services for methamphetamine labs until state and federal funding is restored. The company’s website indicates it cleans up asbestos, ...
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The James W. Warren Citizens Center at 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton debuted a new set of steps in September. But workers with Hickory Construction Co. had to tear them up and repour the concrete this week after the ...Read More »