Government and Politics

Oct 8, 2021

City of Charlotte Announces Reopening of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center 

    The City of Charlotte on Friday announced updates to the attendance policy for City Council meetings and other public meetings held at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.  Beginning Monday, […]

May 16, 2019

U.S. Property Taxes Levied On Single Family Homes In 2018 Increased 4 Percent To More Than $304 Billion

ATTOM Data Solutions has released its 2018 property tax analysis for more than 87 million U.S. single family homes, which shows that property taxes levied on single family homes in […]

May 31, 2018

Kannapolis adopts comprehensive plan

    The Kannapolis City Council has adopted the city’s first ever comprehensive plan – Move Kannapolis Forward: the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. Over the last 16 months, hundreds of Kannapolis […]

May 23, 2018

Regulation of HOAs now in effect

A bill regulating homeowners associations took effect May 17 with Gov. Henry McMaster’s approval, making it the state’s first attempt to formally govern housing organizations. While the bill does much […]

Apr 17, 2018

Planners learn lessons for Charlotte from Detroit

    What can the Queen City learn from the recovery of the Motor City? It turns out quite a bit as a result of the Centralina Council of Governments […]

Dec 1, 2016

Code Enforcement announces limit to H1 inspections

For the past three years Mecklenburg County residents who completed upgrades or repairs to their property could qualify for a faster, more convenient and free home inspection. But the county’s […]

Oct 31, 2016

NC Real Estate Commission disciplines two Charlotte brokers

North Carolina’s Real Estate Commission announced two disciplinary actions this week, with one Charlotte-area broker having his license suspended and another getting a suspension leveled against him, but having the […]

Oct 21, 2016

Future Charlotte panel agrees, new ordinance badly needed

The City of Charlotte needs a new zoning ordinance and it needs it now. That was the prevailing opinion of a panel of experts at the 2016 Future Charlotte discussion, […]

Oct 5, 2016

DOT ordered to appraise Map Act properties, pay owners

After waiting since the 1990s for the North Carolina Department of Transportation to pay for taking their homes, businesses and other properties through Map Act filings, hundreds of residents are […]

Sep 20, 2016

Brewery expansion among approved rezonings

The Charlotte City Council on Monday approved a rezoning that will allow The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery LLC to expand, including the construction of a 52,200-square-foot “biergarten” with outdoor dining and […]

Sep 20, 2016

Middle ground: Developer vows to work with group seeking to preserve historic home

BNA Homes told the Charlotte City Council it will work with a group that wants to preserve a historic Steele Creek home, provided the group can formulate a plan and […]

Sep 7, 2016

Crescent faces roadblock

A bridge and culvert that limit Gilead Road to two lanes appear to be the biggest obstacles to Crescent Communities’ plan to build a 382-home master-planned subdivision in Huntersville. The […]

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