For some in the Charlotte-area construction industry, which has been decimated by the Great Recession, spring has already arrived. The boom isn’t spread across the region. Rather, it can be found in University City, thanks to projects at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and University Research Park.Read More »
Some things are on the way up at the Mecklenburg County permitting office: number of issued permits and the construction value of those permits. Also up: the number of inspectors in the county’s office -- but not up as much as they could be.
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Chuck Jacobs has been a superintendant with Charlotte-based general contractor Edifice for 11 years. And in that time he’s never seen a foundation that needed as much support as the one for the $6.6 million, 19,000-square-foot Mint Hill Town Hall Edifice is building at 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane.Read More »
Apartments are all the rage in the Charlotte area, and several new apartment contracts are making progress. Charlotte-based Concorde Construction has two large apartment projects in the works.Read More »
"The impact is huge. There's goes homebuilding in the county. We reallly don't need another bump in the road," Alan Banks, owner of Charlotte-based semi-custom homebuilding company Evans Coghill Homes, said.Read More »
Construction, mining and logging employment in the Charlotte metropolitan area was down 40 percent in December from its previous December peak in 2006, the Associated General Contractors of America said this week. The area, which includes Gastonia and Rock Hill, ...
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To University Investments Group, the site at University City Boulevard and Mallard Creek Road would be a good place to build 250 apartments for college students. But to some nearby businesspeople, it’s a harebrained idea when, they say, there aren’t enough grocery stores and pharmacies nearby to service the people who would live in the apartments. Plus, critics say, the proposed 90-foot-tall tower would not fit in with the area.Read More »