CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte metropolitan area saw a 10 percent increase in construction employment in November over November 2012, by far the largest gain in the state, which lost jobs as a whole, based on the latest construction employment report ...Read More »
RALEIGH – Willful and wanton negligence will be considered in an N.C. Supreme Court appeal that could affect the pocketbooks of homebuilders, construction product manufacturers and homebuyers – and the warranties that bind them. When lawyers in Christie v. Hartley ...Read More »
It seems like just weeks ago we were putting out our ’13 to watch in 2013’ series, previewing the area’s development for this outgoing year. But, alas, 2013 has come and gone, and 2014 is knocking on the door. But ...Read More »
MATTHEWS – As Christmas approaches, attention naturally turns to evergreens, be they natural or fake. This year in Matthews, some of that attention has been diverted to one particular proposed fake pine, and it wouldn’t be in the corner of ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council will have a busy meeting Feb. 17, when it is set to hold public hearings on 17 rezoning petitions. In the latest round of rezoning requests, petitions were submitted for a variety of uses, ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – A 40-acre piece of land in a desirable location in the University area – close to both an interstate and future public transportation – is to become an auto mall following a unanimous City Council rezoning decision Monday ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE -The architects and designers behind Charlotte landmarks the NASCAR Hall of Fame and UNC Charlotte’s Prospector Hall are parting company. Charlotte-based Tobin Starr and Partners have split into independent practices, Starr Design and Tobin PLLC. For the past 14 ...
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A handful of homebuilding and development companies and a trio of nonprofits are pitching in to build and rehab homes in two Charlotte area suburbs for a soldier wounded in the Afghanistan War veteran and the octogenarian widow of World ...Read More »
Self-Help helps others, not itself: Durham-based national nonprofit works quietly to revitalize Grier Heights
CHARLOTTE – It takes a lot of self-help – lower-case – to revitalize a neighborhood like Grier Heights with affordable housing, and so far Self-Help – capitalized – has been there, quietly but most helpfully. The Center for Community Self-Help, ...
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CHARLOTTE – A study by Harvard University found that the country’s rental housing market was the main benefactor of the housing-bubble burst that sent the U.S. careening into the its worst recession since the Depression. But the study, titled “America’s ...Read More »