Sen. Malcolm Graham says he wants the “five-points” intersection near Johnson C. Smith University to become the “Trade and Tryon” of the city’s northwest corridor. Graham, of Charlotte, who also is the chairman of the Beatties Ford Road Task Force, ...Read More »
The Charlotte Planning Commission plans to file a zoning amendment that would restrict the height of new residential projects to make them compatible with the heights of existing homes. A City Council public hearing on the amendment is set for ...
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Contractors throughout the Carolinas are concerned about increases in construction costs, despite a relatively stable construction market, the Charlotte-based Carolinas Associated General Contractors said today. In its latest “Barometer” report, Carolinas AGC said that while some areas of construction — such as public ...
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RALEIGH — Trial lawyers, injured workers and others are trying to beat back potential changes to North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system they say could cap the amount of time someone receives benefits for lost wages. The state chapter of the ...Read More »
Charlotte-based Forsite Development said today that it now has financing partners for a proposed plant that would burn Mecklenburg County’s garbage and convert it to energy as part of the ReVenture Park development. ReCommunity, Pegasus Capital Advisors and Hannon Armstrong Securities ...Read More »
In Charlotte, as in the rest of the country, the construction industry is feeling the pinch. The cost of building materials keeps rising. According to a March 16 Associated General Contractors of America report, material prices for all types of ...
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A U.S. House bill that would prohibit the federal government from requiring contractors to use project labor agreements for some federal projects seemed to be dead earlier this year. But now the resurrected legislation is gaining momentum. After failing to ...
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RALEIGH — North Carolina regulators are listening to a proposal to catch the wind coming off the Albemarle Sound in a cluster of up to 150 electricity-generating turbine towers. The state Utilities Commission holds a public hearing today about a ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The General Assembly has agreed Joseph Smith Jr. should become North Carolina’s banking commissioner again after his nomination for a federal financial post fell short. The House completed the Legislature’s confirmation of Smith to the commissioner’s job Monday ...Read More »