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More conservation subdivisions could come in more towns (access required)


MATTHEWS – Conservation subdivisions, in one form or another, have been around in some of the municipalities in Mecklenburg and nearby counties, and there are plenty of existing subdivisions and approved-but-waiting developments. But not everywhere, and not always in their ...

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The dollars and sense of density: Huntersville petitioners make the financial case for conservation subdivisions (access required)

Bonterra Builders’ Telfair development is a conservation-style subdivision with small,
clustered lots preserving natural areas around the lots. Courtesy of Bonterra Builders

HUNTERSVILLE – Single-family residential density vs. the price of land and its development. That’s the crux of one of the hottest residential real estate development debates in many of the municipalities just outside Charlotte, and it received one of its ...

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Northern disclosures: Land-use actions pile up in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson (access required)

Epcon Communities wants to develop an age-restricted subdivision of condominium-style detached homes similar to these – built close together with courtyards between each house – in Huntersville. Rendering courtesy of Epcon Communities

HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville Planning Board last week granted Epcon Communities a continuation until Dec. 17 on a rezoning request to allow the developer more time to answer officials’ concerns about a proposed single-family subdivision restricted to adults 55 and ...

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Bright times for Bryton? Developers bet a behemoth will be born again (access required)

The partially developed Bryton site, massive for a master-planned, mixed-used development, is adjacent to the Interstate 485-Old Statesville Road interchange, where the highway now ends. Although the extension of I-485, the last leg of the beltway to be completed, is projected to be two years off, expectations have already jumpstarted development in northeast Charlotte. Aerial view courtesy of American Asset Corp.

HUNTERSVILLE — After languishing like a slumbering giant during the recession, one of the Charlotte region’s largest master-planned, mixed-use development projects has just awakened and looks ready to storm back from dormancy. Bryton – the $1 billion, 430-acre office-retail-residential development ...

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Zoning ordinance could define new Council’s legacy (access required)

One of the more pressing issues facing the new Charlotte City Council will be a revision on the city's zoning ordinance. Photo by Payton Guion.

CHARLOTTE – Just about every political leader – a certain Canadian mayor notwithstanding – works to be remembered for fixing issues for their constituents and leaving their jurisdiction a better place. Whether that’s solving the poverty problem, vanquishing corruption or ...

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iPlan reviews and e-inspections: Meck Code Enforcement to go high-tech (access required)


CHARLOTTE – After dabbing its digits in the virtual, three-dimensional future of big institutional construction projects, Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement now wants to jump in, FTP files first, by forming a high-tech Hybrid Collaborative Delivery Team. The 16-member team would ...

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N.C. DOT to hold meetings on Monroe Bypass (access required)

monroe bypass map

The state Department of Transportation will hold three meetings to receive comments on its revised analyses of the potential ecological impacts of building the Monroe Bypass, which it says is needed to alleviate traffic congestion in Monroe. The department was ...

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The end of the road maintenance in Union County (access required)

Stop Sign

MARVIN – Towns in Union County are scrambling to figure out how to fund the maintenance of future subdivision streets after the state recently alerted them that it will no longer be doing the work – something that municipalities in ...

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