MATTHEWS – The state Court of Appeals has ruled against the town in a two-decade legal battle over a portion of a street easement on Home Place, which connects to Reverdy Lane south of Providence High School in south Charlotte. ...Read More »
Government and Politics
Fees slated to take a hike: City counting on increased development service charges to fight budget deficit
CHARLOTTE – Increases in regulatory service fees that could bring in an additional $1.4 million to help offset about $21.7 million in revenue losses were presented last week to the City Council, which is expected to vote on its budget ...
Tagged with: "investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Bryan Holladay Greater Charlotte Apartment Association Charlotte City Council budget Charlotte Land Development Division Commercial Real Estate Cevelopment Association Chris Thomas development fee increase Gartner Joe Padilla Real Estate and Business Industry CoalitionRead More »
CHARLOTTE – A vision for the revitalization of the North Tryon Street corridor is beginning to take shape: a dense, walkable mixed-use urban neighborhood. The revitalization is being led by Charlotte Center City Partners, whose board of directors gathered in ...Read More »
Revisions to the way the government acquires property for highway construction or other projects, changes in the way property insurance rates are reviewed, the reinstatement of tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic buildings, and changes in the way local ...Read More »
Making tracks: Developers look northeast and northwest as plans progress for streetcar, Blue Line extensions
Development along the Lynx Blue Line extension is ramping up in anticipation of it coming online, and the second phase of the Gold Line streetcar is likely to receive federal funding this year on top of being picked to be ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County’s Code Enforcement Department is reorganizing its inspector teams in order to target complex inspection projects and to align teams with state building codes. Jeff Griffin, manager of the department’s north inspection team, and Steve Pearson, manager ...
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CHARLOTTE – The Foundation for the Carolinas has asked the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners to contribute $3.7 toward the restoration of the Carolina Theatre as part of a larger plan to revitalize the North Tryon Street corridor. Michael Marsicano, ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The City Council and its staff will review several new rezoning requests over the coming months, with public hearings scheduled for June 15 on each proposal. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department will make recommendations before the City Council votes ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE — The City Council approved several rezoning petitions Monday, giving a nod to a 194-acre Lincoln Harris mixed-use project and a townhome development by David Weekley Homes, both in south Charlotte. The council also deferred several decisions until next ...Read More »
The city of Charlotte continues to hash out proposals on reducing the $21.7 million budget deficit it faces next year, with ideas ranging from slashing spending to raising property taxes and fees. Some of the plans, presented by City Manager ...Read More »