Development along the Lynx Blue Line extension is ramping up in anticipation of it coming online, and the second phase of the Gold Line streetcar is likely to receive federal funding this year on top of being picked to be ...Read More »
Across the Carolinas, signs of economic recovery include the bustle of construction workers and the whirr of bulldozers as both residential and commercial buildings go up. But for all the promise of prosperity, the rise of construction cranes can signal ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County’s Code Enforcement Department is reorganizing its inspector teams in order to target complex inspection projects and to align teams with state building codes. Jeff Griffin, manager of the department’s north inspection team, and Steve Pearson, manager ...
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CHARLOTTE – The city’s commercial real estate market is “fundamentally strong” and is expected to remain so for a while, but construction labor shortages and a high number of inexperienced workers are causing building costs to rise. That was the ...Read More »
The city of Charlotte continues to hash out proposals on reducing the $21.7 million budget deficit it faces next year, with ideas ranging from slashing spending to raising property taxes and fees. Some of the plans, presented by City Manager ...Read More »
A record of more than 700 volunteer Realtors helped repair 25 homes and three nonprofit organization buildings in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties Friday as part of Realtors Care Day. The event is an initiative of the Housing Opportunity Foundation, a ...Read More »
The N.C. House has approved a bill designed to ease restrictions on homebuilders by reducing property inspections and defining misconduct. The N.C. Building Code Regulatory Reform Bill, also known as HB 255, passed by a margin of 105-5 on Tuesday. ...Read More »
GoodSports Enterprises, which recently suspended plans with the city to construct an amateur sports complex near Bojangles’ Coliseum, is taking off the gloves after the city of Wichita opted to move on without the company in a similar project. Florida-based ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The city’s Budget and Evaluation Office is considering increasing development service fees – among other avenues – to help relieve a $21.7 million budget deficit it’s facing for 2016. The deficit is a result of two factors: an ...
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CHARLOTTE – Transparency and collaboration, streamlined online services, and improved customer service could go a long way toward improving the city’s and Mecklenburg County’s building development processes, according to a final report commissioned by the city and county. Gartner Inc., ...Read More »