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Campuses upgrading (access required)

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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.

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June brings more Camden apartment renovations (access required)

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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.

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The two meanings of green: ‘Money is just sitting there waiting to be saved’ (access required)

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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.

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Streets of Gold Line? (access required)

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Embedded in the pavement of Elizabeth Avenue, the streetcar tracks gleam silver with promise. But with the actual streetcars at least two years away, no one can say for sure whether that promise ever will turn to the gold of extensive commercial development, a particular need for Charlotte’s beleaguered West Side.

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Renovation Report: George E. Davis House (access required)

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In the six score and three years since it was built, the Dr. George E. Davis House has undergone a few changes. Built in 1890, the house was added to in the early 1900s and given a brick façade in the 1920s, according to the Mecklenburg County Historic Landmark Commission. Since then, the house near the campus of Johnson C. Smith University has fallen into disrepair.

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Crescent eyes apartments in Dilworth, but will the community accept? (access required)

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Dilworth residents aren’t afraid to fight developers wishing to start projects in their neighborhood. In November, after months of protest from the neighborhood – front-yard signs included – the Charlotte City Council rejected a rezoning request that sought to bring a Walgreens and an office building to Dilworth. Residents said it didn’t match the area plan, or their vision, for the community.

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Renovation Report: E.H. Little Dormitory (access required)

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Davidson College students who spent the majority of the last year living in E.H. Little Dormitory probably will be surprised when they return to campus in the fall and find their former residence hall doesn’t look much like the home sweet home they remember. That’s because the college is overhauling Little Dorm as it approaches its 60th birthday and adding to it things that often come standard today.

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Transportation taking off in new construction at Charlotte Douglas International airport (access required)

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Jerry Orr, the aviation director at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, has an inefficient headache. That’s paradoxical for Orr, who last week in a 20-minute interview about the airport’s nearly quarter of $1 billion worth of construction projects, used some form of the word “efficient” 10 times.

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