This month, the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family home loan limits dropped in more than 600 counties across the U.S., including some in the Charlotte area. On its face, it sounds like more grim news for the housing industry: Lower loan ...Read More »
Some Charlotte-area building inspection departments are understaffed and overworked, and that could mean higher insurance premiums for commercial property owners, The Mecklenburg Times has learned. Inspection departments in Mecklenburg, Catawba, Lincoln and Union counties are asking their inspectors to handle ...
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A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of construction of the Monroe Connector/Bypass project. Environmentalists had challenged the proposed toll road, criticizing the environmental impact study. But Judge James Dever III said the study was done properly. The ...Read More »
There’s more residential construction activity Gaston County this month than last month, according to the county’s permit office. In August, the county had 17 permits issued for residential remodels and 29 permits issued for single- family homes. In September, those ...
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Contaminant Controls, a Fayetteville-based company with an office in Kannapolis, has won a $25,000 contract from Cabarrus County to provide cleanup services for methamphetamine labs until state and federal funding is restored. The company’s website indicates it cleans up asbestos, ...
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The James W. Warren Citizens Center at 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton debuted a new set of steps in September. But workers with Hickory Construction Co. had to tear them up and repour the concrete this week after the ...Read More »
Huntersville’s Town Board voted last week to move forward in securing a $6 million loan to purchase a foreclosed building in a mixed-used development to serve as a new police station. Commissioner Ron Julian said the town will purchase the 27,000-square-foot building in ...Read More »
At a time when many builders are struggling to sell homes, a new subdivision is expected to pop up in Charlotte. And Habitat for Humanity is behind it. That’s according to Ann Pilkington, an associate attorney with Charlotte-based law firm Horack Talley, who ...Read More »