CHARLOTTE – For the past several years, the city turned a blind eye to some restaurants that operate illegally. But it now has plans to bring them into compliance, and will hold a community meeting March 4 in order to ...Read More »
Government and Politics
HUNTERSVILLE – The effort to bring clustered residential subdivision provisions to the town zoning ordinance took another step in a long journey this week when the town planning staff unveiled its density recommendations. But one Huntersville resident at the Feb. ...Read More »
Wall Street is at it again, slicing and dicing securities, hoping to sell pieces of the pie to investors hungry for better returns. But instead of offering investors bonds backed by mortgages, private equity firms are looking at new financial ...
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Some homeowners who got a lifeline from the federal government through a loan modification program are about to get a rude awakening as interest rates on the loans – and the payments – start to rise this year. Most payments ...
Tagged with: Al Ripley Center for Responsible Lending Center of Community Capital Louise Mack Paul LEonard Prosperity Unlimited U.S. Treasury Department's Home Affordable Modification Program University of North Carolina at Chapel HillRead More »
The Construction Industry Safety Coalition last week issued a stern denouncement of a rule proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration aimed to reduce silica exposure. According to the OSHA website, the proposed crystalline silica rule would impact as ...Read More »
INDIAN LAND – George I of England, a group of lost map surveyors, some Native Americans who got in the way, and Scots-Irish immigrants from Pennsylvania obsessed with the Wars of the Roses. They all played a part in the ...Read More »
A panhandle apart: The needs of northern Lancaster County’s bedroom community differ from the rural rest
INDIAN LAND – Two homeowners in the state-line straddling Bridgehampton subdivision dialed 911 to report a prowler. Sirens wailing, five Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department cars converged on the home of one of the callers within minutes. A quarter of an hour ...Read More »
Conservation subdivisions in rural areas. Clustering smaller lots in transitional zones. New urbanism developments in higher-density centers. Those are the financial mantras of residential developers in the Charlotte region, as undeveloped land becomes scarcer and costlier in many areas, market ...
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CHARLOTTE – In the latest round of rezoning petitions submitted to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, just about the entire menu of living quarters have been proposed. Developers are looking to add apartments, single-family homes, a community for senior citizens and ...
Tagged with: Affordable Housing Group of North Carolina apartment project Charlotte city council Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department Golden Triangle #2 Kyle Short Lat Purser & Associates Levine Properties Metropolitan rezoning The Drakeford Group Wilkison PartnersRead More »
Friction between homeowners associations and the residents they govern is a real issue for Charlotte residents. About 120 residents turned out on Feb. 6 at Davidson Day School for “Your HOA and You: Who Rules the Neighborhood?” – a panel ...
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