HUNTERSVILLE – The protestors who live in the partly dilapidated neighborhood that a church-affiliated group wants to help showed up at a Board of Commissioners meeting Monday to say they don’t want the kind of help the nonprofit group wants ...Read More »
Government and Politics
CHARLOTTE – More than 100 people crowded into a church office building to question officials about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership’s plan to rezone a 7-acre parcel from a child care facility to an apartment complex for low-income housing, a proposal ...Read More »
MONROE – A new 20-mile toll road is still the best option for relieving traffic congestion along U.S. 74 in Union County, according to a revised report issued recently by federal and state highway officials. The N.C. Department of Transportation ...
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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
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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MATTHEWS – Two historic homes are getting a facelift courtesy of the city. The town issued its second annual Façade Grant for exterior improvements at the Reid House and the Plaxco House, two 19th century belles in need of some ...
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CHARLOTTE – The City of Charlotte Planning Department ruled that the scheduling of a developer’s community meeting to be held Tuesday on a contentious affordable-apartments project met city guidelines, but the developer agreed to change the meeting’s hours anyway. A ...Read More »
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Planning Board last week nitpicked for nearly two hours at the town’s proposed Unified Development Ordinance before board member Chris Melton made a suggestion. “We could still be here this time tomorrow if we wanted to ...Read More »
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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CHARLOTTE – City officials last week got a little clarity on what a film studio developer has in mind for the redevelopment of the 80-acre site of the former Eastland Mall. In a presentation in front of the city’s Economic ...Read More »