A group of Republican state lawmakers are pushing legislation that would repeal the Map Act, a unique and controversial law that saves the state money on road projects but which opponents say devastates communities and causes homeowners heartache. “I wanted ...Read More »
Government and Politics
RALEIGH – North Carolina municipal residents could no longer have access to a formal process that makes it harder for city councils to pass zoning changes in legislation approved Thursday by a House committee. The legislation supported by home-building and development ...
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CHARLOTTE – Affordable housing in the Cherry neighborhood got a boost this week after the City Council approved rezoning petitions for the area. The council also approved a commercial project, deferred a decision on an office building and multifamily development ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – Several developers have filed rezoning requests with the city in order to build and redevelop multifamily complexes. The city will hold public hearings on the petitions May 18. DPJ Residential is seeking to build 105 apartments on several ...Read More »
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would make the North Carolina Department of Transportation pay for offering unfairly low buyout prices to property owners facing condemnation. The legislation proposes several changes that state condemnation lawyers “have been waiting and wishing ...Read More »
MARVIN – A developer’s public records request has led to tensions between some village officials after the company questioned the fairness of the village’s planning process. Developer Raley-Miller Properties requested emails, audios and other documents from the village shortly before ...
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ROCK HILL – The Knowledge Park Leadership Group met Friday morning for the first time since November to discuss what it hopes to accomplish this year regarding Rock Hill’s long-term development project, Knowledge Park. The city is hoping the project ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The task force assigned by the county’s Building Development Commission has reported its final recommendations on 19 “action items” that were identified by BDC members and the Code Enforcement Department in response to complaints the department has received ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – GoodSports Enterprises Chief Executive Jerald Good says it’s “unfortunate” that a potential deal with the city to build an amateur sports complex near Bojangles’ Coliseum fell through, saying the partnership was a victim of poor timing. But, he ...Read More »
HUNTERSVILLE – After months of negotiations, the Board of Commissioners on Monday night approved a rezoning and sketch plan for Epcon Communities’ age-restricted subdivision, the Courtyards at Kinnamon. Epcon hopes to start construction on the 94-lot subdivision by early fall, ...Read More »