RALEIGH — A bill eliminating one outlet for North Carolina homeowners to protest local development has passed the General Assembly and is headed to the governor, where it will likely receive final approval. The House voted 82-28 Wednesday in favor of ...Read More »
Government and Politics
Developers target retirees, transit-oriented projects: Rezoning requests submitted for residential and office mixed-use projects
CHARLOTTE – Developers are betting on the booming rental market, with several filing rezoning requests with the city to add apartments across Charlotte. Others are promoting townhome and single-family construction, both with and without mixed uses. The largest project by ...Read More »
The N.C. House of Representatives has passed a bill reducing the tax residential builders owe on unsold inventory. House Bill 168 bill is now in the Senate for consideration. The bill seeks to exempt from tax a property’s increased value ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Mecklenburg and Iredell counties are among the five counties nationwide that have best controlled urban sprawl since the mid-1990s, according to a new study. Once the signature of an era of pell-mell development, American sprawl has slowed to ...Read More »
Towns around Charlotte and the state would have to reassess development ordinances and design standards for single-family housing should a bill passed by the legislature this week become law. The N.C. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 25, ...Read More »
ROCK HILL — City officials and community leaders continue exploring viable transportation options for the city’s Knowledge Park project ahead of a York County Council decision that will determine some of the project’s funding. The Knowledge Park Leadership Group, a ...
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CORNELIUS — The town’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to adopt a resolution asking that the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Interstate 77 toll-road contract with a Spanish developer be terminated immediately. The board also requested that the heavily trafficked ...
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Development service fees are still set to increase in fiscal year 2016, but the City Council recently indicated they favor a lesser increase on five fee hikes than was proposed by City Manager Ron Carlee several weeks ago. Carlee proposed ...Read More »
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission says it will provide city officials with recommended revisions to the city’s zoning ordinance in an effort to raise the bar on ensuring high-quality development. That means coordinating zoning policies with the city’s transit station area ...Read More »