The Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment has denied a variance request from a Charlotte homeowner who wanted to build an addition to his home to increase his privacy and reduce noise from a neighboring four-story apartment complex. David Springer, of ...Read More »
Government and Politics
It’s official. The bidding war for Johnston and Mecklenburg Mills is over. On Monday, the Charlotte City Council authorized the sale of the mills to The Community Builders Inc. for $1.2 million. TCB will close on the properties at 3315, ...Read More »
After postponing a decision earlier this month, the Charlotte City Council voted Monday to condemn a portion of property at 5633 Murrayhill Road temporarily for a sidewalk construction project. Property owner Larry Brackett complained during an April 11 meeting that ...Read More »
Earlier this month, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department Director Debra Campbell asked the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission to sponsor the filing of an amendment to the city’s height rules for residential districts. It was not an unusual request. Whenever the planning department is ...Read More »
Five rezoning requests that were supposed to be heard today by the Charlotte City Council have been rescheduled for next month. According to the agenda for the combined zoning and business meeting, the public hearings have been deferred until 6 ...Read More »
The Board of Equalization and Review will hold two meetings this week to prepare itself for formal appeals to Mecklenburg County’s 2011 revaluation. The 15-member board, whose size was upped from nine this year thanks to a bill passed in the ...
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In response to Tara Ramsey’s report on mecktimes.com, “Troubled subdivisions lead to rocky roads for homeowners,” reader Tom Brasse had this to say: “Mr. Roddenberry with NCDOT mentioned all the requirements for meeting standards, testing, drainage standards, etc. What he did ...Read More »
Fitch Ratings has affirmed an “AA-” rating for Gastonia’s $36 million in outstanding utilities system revenue bonds. Fitch said the rating outlook is stable. The water and sewage system’s financial performance has been somewhat mixed, especially over the past two ...
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The adoption of the Independence Boulevard area plan was stalled Tuesday when a committee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission asked planners to consider making revisions. One of the main areas of concern was the number of transit stations along the ...
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The Corps of Engineers has given environmental approval to the controversial Monroe Connector-Bypass project, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority said today. But a lawsuit continues to hold up construction on the 19.7-mile, roughly $800 million toll road, which would be the second in ...
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