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CMSS might buy flooded properties (access required)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Stormwater Services is considering buyouts of properties damaged by recent flooding. During flooding Aug. 5, 163 buildings were damaged, a CMSS release says. Most are northwest and west of uptown in the Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek watersheds. Buyouts ...

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Some agents 
frustrated with 
CMLS’ policy for 
reporting 
home sizes (access required)

Since the Carolinas Multiple Listing Service changed its method of describing square footage, Re/Max Metro Realty broker-in-charge Eric Strom says it hasn’t created the headaches some agents predicted. Beginning in 2008, CMLS’ system has reported the square footage of homes ...

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Charlotte park 
project out for bid (access required)

Romare Bearden Park, an approximately five-acre urban park to be built in uptown Charlotte near the site of the proposed Charlotte Knights baseball stadium, is open for bidding. The estimated construction budget is $7 million to $8 million, not including demolition, roadway and infrastructure ...

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Post-construction ordinance changes proposed (access required)

Possible changes to Charlotte’s Post Construction Controls Ordinance will be discussed Monday during a meeting of the city’s environment committee. City staff members have said they would like to remove from the ordinance the duplicative tree-save requirement, which ranges from 10 to ...

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UFP moving into new digs (access required)

After purchasing the former Maxon Furniture plant from Maxon in July for $1.7 million, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products started moving equipment into the 69,000-square-foot plant on Grace Church Road in Salisbury last week, company spokeswoman Lynn Afendoulis said. ...

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