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N.C. DOT still believes bypass needed to ease Monroe traffic (access required)

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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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More conservation subdivisions could come in more towns (access required)

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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 (access required)

Bonterra Builders’ Telfair development is a conservation-style subdivision with small,
clustered lots preserving natural areas around the lots. Courtesy of Bonterra Builders

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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Northern disclosures: Land-use actions pile up in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson (access required)

Epcon Communities wants to develop an age-restricted subdivision of condominium-style detached homes similar to these – built close together with courtyards between each house – in Huntersville. Rendering courtesy of Epcon Communities

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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Zoning ordinance could define new Council’s legacy (access required)

One of the more pressing issues facing the new Charlotte City Council will be a revision on the city's zoning ordinance. Photo by Payton Guion.

CHARLOTTE – Just about every political leader – a certain Canadian mayor notwithstanding – works to be remembered for fixing issues for their constituents and leaving their jurisdiction a better place. Whether that’s solving the poverty problem, vanquishing corruption or ...

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