When Russell Fox signed a contract with Dallas-based U.S. Innovations to allow the roofing recycling company to store old shingles on his land in Gaston County, he didn’t know it would lead to him having to clean up thousands of ...Read More »
It wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. Nearly 400 high-end homes were supposed to be built along the northern coast of Lake Norman in Lincoln County, and Burton Creek Estates was supposed to be a crown jewel of development ...Read More »
Possible changes to Charlotte’s Post Construction Controls Ordinance will be discussed Monday during a meeting of the city’s environment committee. City staff members have said they would like to remove from the ordinance the duplicative tree-save requirement, which ranges from 10 to ...Read More »
Another proposed change to the city’s post-construction controls ordinance is ruffling the feathers of environmentalists. City officials are considering removing from the ordinance the city’s tree-save rules, which require higher tree protections for low-density development and lower protections for higher-density ...Read More »
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — When the U.S. Department of Energy provided incentives for businesses installing solar panels in September, local solar contractors were sure it was going to lead to a substantial number of installation projects. But with the federal ...Read More »
In 2002, Mount Holly citizens began meeting to work on ways to revitalize their downtown district. Lee Beatty, a family physician and a community leader, said people were wondering how to connect the town to the Catawba River, which is ...Read More »
ReVenture Park’s plan to burn Mecklenburg County’s trash to produce electricity has gone up in flames. In a city that’s trying to diversify its economy from one focused mostly on banking, the loss of a project that would have generated ...
Tagged with: Argand Energy Solutions Bill Gupton Charlotte Center City Partners Chatham Olive Duke Energy Corp. Forsite Development Ivan Urlaub North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association ReVenture Park Shannon Binns Sierra Club Sustain CharlotteRead More »
When it comes to promoting Charlotte, economic developers like to point to the treetops. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, for one, boasts on its website that Charlotte is known as a tree city. The city has been fighting to protect ...
Tagged with: 2010 Soul of the Community American Forests Barry Shearin Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Douglas Shoemaker Joe Padilla Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department Pace Development Group Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition Stephen Pace Tom Johnson Tom Pearson Vic SimpsonRead More »
Duke Energy Corp. today said it will buy a 20-megawatt wind farm in Wisconsin. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Charlotte-based Duke, is buying the Shirley Windpower Project from a subsidiary of Central Hudson Enterprises Corp. Duke declined ...Read More »