For just less than a year, Denver-based Clarion & Associates has been studying the city’s zoning ordinance and meeting with local stakeholders to give city officials recommendations on a possible future change to the ordinance. Clarion on Monday released the findings of its assessment on the city’s website, complete with plenty of criticism on the score-old ordinance that city officials will certainly take into consideration when deciding if they will draft a new zoning ordinance.Read More »
Government and Politics
Zoning committee member Karen Labovitz’s change of heart sends a petition that would put 324 apartments in the Brookline subdivision to the City Council with the committee’s stamp of approval. The petition was likely to fail on a 3-2 vote when member Emma Allen pled for more robust discussion.
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CHARLOTTE – The packed, sign-waving crowd of supporters gave a standing ovation to Charlotte Mayor and U.S. Secretary of Transportation designate Anthony Foxx’s surprise entrance. They stood and cheered again when Foxx’s pet streetcar proposal won the night. Many months ...Read More »
When a local zoning board of adjustment rules in favor of a builder, the zoning battle is not necessarily over. That’s because the deadline for anyone to appeal such a ruling can be a moving target. And if the appeal succeeds, it can kill a project that at one point seemed a sure thing. But House Bill 276, which has passed the North Carolina House and is in the Senate Commerce Committee, would set a much more firm appeal deadline, provided the builder who got the favorable ruling knows the rudiments of making and displaying a sign.
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“Jake is a smart and creative developer, but he’s a catastrophe as a communicator," Cornelius Commissioner David Gilroy said. "He shoots himself in both feet and the side of the head."Read More »
Months after it announced its interest in the land, Cato Corp. has completed its purchase of more than 200 acres around Charlotte Knights ballpark in Fort Mill, S.C., a consultant representing the Charlotte-based women's apparel retailer told The Mecklenburg Times Friday.Read More »
It’s unclear as to what type of response the city will get to the RFQ. But when the city issued so-called requests for expressions of interest in October, the idea of doing something with Eastland Mall was met with little interest.Read More »