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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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Concord rezoning denied (access required)

Rose Beam, above, led a group of neighbors who successfully appealed a Concord Zoning and Planning Commission decision to rezoning 275 acres for a subdivision. Photo by Mark Abramson

The Concord City Council voted 5-2 Wednesday night to deny a rezoning request for a 551-home subdivision after neighbors appealed a Planning and Zoning Commission approval of the rezoning. “I’m so happy. The little guy prevails,” Rose Beam, who led ...

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Chamber outlines goals for 2016 (access required)

Former University of North Carolina President Erskine Bowles accepted the 2015 Citizen of the Carolinas Award at the Charlotte Chamber’s Annual Meeting. Photo courtesy Chuck Eaton Photographers

Incoming Charlotte Chamber Chairman Ned Curran told some 1,700 members of Charlotte’s business community Tuesday night that job creation, passing bond packages and coordinating an economic-development strategy will be the chamber’s priorities in the coming year. Curran, who also is ...

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