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Towns can no longer mandate home aesthetics (access required)

Homebuilders are questioning whether proposed changes to Mint Hill’s zoning ordinance, including those for conservation subdivisions such Olde Stonegate, pictured above, go far enough to meet the requirements of a new state law. Photo by Mark mark.abramson

Charlotte and surrounding towns are taking steps to comply with a new state law that prohibits municipalities from imposing construction requirements purely for aesthetic reasons for single-family homes and duplexes. The law went into effect June 19. However, in Mint ...

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Gateway Station gets $25M boost (access required)

Charlotte light rail

The U.S. Department of Transportation will provide $25 million for track and safety improvements at uptown’s proposed multi-modal Gateway Station. The funds will be used to remove existing track infrastructure, construct a passenger-freight bridge, and install tracks and signals. The ...

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