The job market is sending signs that it may be strengthening. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits has sunk to its lowest point in six years because few companies are laying anyone off anymore.Read More »
Thanks to a building permit worth $755,872, a property owner on the Peninsula soon will be able to boast, “I can see Denver from my house.” That property owner, Ramzi Abul-Hajj of Huntersville, on Tuesday pulled the most valuable Mecklenburg County single-family home permit of the year to build a 10,000-plus square-foot waterfront home on the very westernmost tip of the county’s extension into Lake Norman, according to county records.Read More »
If you have to save trees in the forest, and there is no forest, does it make a noise at town hall? That was the question recently brought before the Huntersville Planning Board.Read More »
1200 South Boulevard, a 331-unit project at Carson and South boulevards, has been off the drawing board for more than a year, waiting to join the list of apartment projects coming to South End. The site is soon to change, with apartment construction set to begin within the next month, according to Capstone Building Corp., the Birmingham, Ala.-based general contractor that’s working on the project.
Tagged with: 1200 South Boulevard Boykin Management Co. Cambridge Development Group Camden Property Trust Capstone Building Corp. Carson and South boulevards Charlote Dalton Colonial Property Trust Grubb Properties Merrifield Patrick Vermilion Real Data South End apartmentRead More »
Jim Lane is a man on a mission. The Huntersville resident wants to reform and improve homeowners associations, which he believes have run amok and are “too controlling of residents’ lives.” Lane said he’s petitioning all Charlotte area HOAs and homeowners to join his new organization, "Greater Charlotte Alliance of Homeowners Associations." Homeowners in disputes with their HOAs will get some relief from two laws passed by the N.C. General Assembly during this year’s session, one of which takes effect Oct. 1.
Tagged with: Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Bill Bittenberger Gilead Ridge Greater Charlotte Alliance of Homowners Associations HOA foreclosures Home Owners Association of North Carolina Horack Talley Jim Lane Jim Laumann Mike Hunter N.C. General Assembly Rep. Rodney MooreRead More »
John Church planned to tear down the 110,000-square-foot, three-level former textile mill in Belmont and put in new retail and residential space. In mid-August, as a wrecking ball dug into the brick, an architectural gem began to emerge: the original Chronicle Mill - Belmont's first textile plant - built in 1902.Read More »
Look at the signs on roads with names like Lawyers, Idlewild, Matthews-Mint Hill, Lebanon, Margaret Wallace, wending their way through bucolic, small-town America 15 minutes from the big city, and the signs are pretty clear: Mint Hill is available, baby. A-vail-a-ble.
Tagged with: brian welch bridges at Mint hill Cardinal Partners carolina heelsplitter Childress Klein Properties Chris Thomas development howard hughes corp. John Culbertson Mint Hill Publix Ryland Homes Stiles Real Estate Investment ServicesRead More »
A new report from a North Carolina nonprofit finds that campaign finance contributions by political action committees to statewide campaigns grew by 9.7% between 2010 and 2012.Read More »
Earth is moving this week on a 2.5-acre patch of the Metropolitan district slated to become home to a 261-unit, Class A apartment complex tentatively named in public documents as South Kings Midtown. The project is owned and being built by Lennar Multifamily Inc., according to public records, as part of a $1 billion nationwide dive into the apartment feeding frenzy by the single-family homebuilding giant Lennar Corp.Read More »
Crisis in craftsmen: Construction activity is up again, but the industry faces another, more troubling dilemma
Construction industry insiders now rushing to determine how best to cope with a labor shortage and its primary cause: Young people largely aren’t interested in joining the trades. Contractors are struggling to find skilled labor, a trend that could hinder future construction work.
Tagged with: Associated General Contractors of America Bill Stricker Bruce Gehrig Carolinas Associated General Contractors Central Piedmont Community College construction labor shortage Dave Clewley Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management Kim Schueneman Manpower Starr Electric Co. University of North Carolina at CharlotteRead More »