Mayor Anthony Foxx today said former County Commissioner Dan Murrey will be the executive director for the host committee of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Foxx made the announcement at the Bechtler Museum at noon. “Dan brings just the right mix ...Read More »
Government and Politics
Two Charlotte homeowners were granted a zoning variance Tuesday after they built a wooden fence to help keep trespassers out of their yard. James and Gwendolyn Miller, of 8812 Nations Ford Road, told the Zoning Board of Adjustment Tuesday that ...Read More »
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 »
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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