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Commercial Confidential: James E. and Mary Anne Rogers Science and Health Building (access required)

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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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Antiquity sinkhole woes grow (access required)

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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.

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LEED may survive (access required)

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What started out as a pedestrian piece of legislation that then became a controversial headline-maker that would have scrapped the most popular form of sustainable building certification for North Carolina government projects has morphed yet again.

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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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