Pending state legislation that would invalidate local rules on flood and erosion control awaits action in a House committee after being passed by the Senate in May. Developers and environmentalists are lining up on opposite sides of the issue.Read More »
Every time students at Queens University of Charlotte sit down in the brand new, state-of-the-art science building on campus, they can thank Jim Rogers. Rogers, the CEO of Duke Energy, and the Duke Energy Foundation donated a cool $18 million to Queens so the school could build the 56,000-square-foot science classroom building. With the gift from Rogers and Duke, Queens didn’t have to borrow any money to fund construction, said Bill Nichols, vice president of campus planning.
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While the gates of his “gated community” hang open, homeowner Jeff Lison fears that just might be the least of his problems if a requested rezoning for the Brookline subdivision is approved by Charlotte City Council.Read More »
The beavers are off the hook in Antiquity as far as blame for the Old Canal Street sinkhole goes, but little else is certain. Unless it’s the fact that it will cost $200,000 or more to fix the problem. Marc Frye, Antiquity subdivision’s development manager, says an electrical subcontractor trenched behind a storm inlet and didn’t diligently compact its ditches. Recent plentiful rainwater made its way to the base of a concrete block retaining wall, the top of which borders the road.Read More »
With longer days and warmer weather in the city, most area college students are enjoying a welcome summer break. The same isn’t true for those who work on the college campuses. For general contractors and facility managers at several Charlotte colleges and universities, summer is a time to crank up efforts to finish up construction projects while many students are away.Read More »
More than two years after beginning renovations, Houston-based Camden Property Trust is still plugging along on apartment upfits in the city. Since June 1, Mecklenburg County has issued permits to Camden for the renovations of 25 units in three of Camden’s area communities: Camden Ballantyne, Camden Sedgebrook and Camden Stonecrest.Read More »
Backed by almost $10 million in federal money, Dane County Regional Airport, serving the state capital of Madison, is building what could be the greenest garage in the state. The 58,800-square-foot Snow Removal Equipment Building will include a 100-kilowatt rooftop photovoltaic system, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and water-efficient plumbing fixtures, among other sustainable features. It is the largest municipal solar project in the state, according to the airport.Read More »