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Top commercial permits in 2015 (access required)

300 South Tryon St. Photo by Scott Baughman

With just over $3.5 billion in building permits awarded as of December 17, 2015 has seen no shortage of new construction in the Queen City. The total value of the permits issued in 2014 was just $2.74 billion, meaning this ...

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Few oppose revised project (access required)

The Charlotte City Council held a public hearing Monday night on a petition Synco Properties refiled to rezone 27 acres at Sharon and Colony roads from multi-family residential to mixed-use development with optional provisions. Photo by Mark Abramson

BY ROBERTA FUCHS AND MARK ABRAMSON Only one person spoke Monday night against a rezoning request by Synco Properties to redevelop an apartment complex at Colony and Sharon roads, after the company made more than three dozen changes in response ...

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More urban apartments, townhomes proposed

Construction on the Lynx Blue Line Extension project is progressing behind Highland Mill, where developers want to refurbish the property for mixed-use purposes. Photo by Roberta Fuchs

Residential construction shows no signs of abating, with developers filing rezoning petitions to build condos, townhomes, and apartments across the city. In addition, plans are underway for a retirement community on Randolph Road; a large mixed-use development at the Highland ...

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County dedicates First Ward Park (access required)

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Hundreds turned out Tuesday morning for the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department’s dedication ceremony of First Ward Park, an uptown oasis on 4 acres at East Seventh and North Brevard streets. The department scheduled a day-long event that included ...

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