CHARLOTTE – More than 100 people crowded into a church office building to question officials about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership’s plan to rezone a 7-acre parcel from a child care facility to an apartment complex for low-income housing, a proposal ...Read More »
MONROE – A new 20-mile toll road is still the best option for relieving traffic congestion along U.S. 74 in Union County, according to a revised report issued recently by federal and state highway officials. The N.C. Department of Transportation ...
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CHARLOTTE – Lincoln Harris, the longtime Charlotte-based developer, last month announced plans to bring two large office buildings to the SouthPark office submarket. The two buildings, called Capitol Towers at Carnegie and proposed for Carnegie Boulevard and Congress Street, would ...Read More »
MATTHEWS – Conservation subdivisions, in one form or another, have been around in some of the municipalities in Mecklenburg and nearby counties, and there are plenty of existing subdivisions and approved-but-waiting developments. But not everywhere, and not always in their ...
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The dollars and sense of density: Huntersville petitioners make the financial case for conservation subdivisions
HUNTERSVILLE – Single-family residential density vs. the price of land and its development. That’s the crux of one of the hottest residential real estate development debates in many of the municipalities just outside Charlotte, and it received one of its ...
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MATTHEWS – Two historic homes are getting a facelift courtesy of the city. The town issued its second annual Façade Grant for exterior improvements at the Reid House and the Plaxco House, two 19th century belles in need of some ...
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CHARLOTTE – While some would-be homebuyers struggle to obtain mortgages and find properties in their price range, others – more than half of all buyers in October – paid in cash. A recent report from RealtyTrac, the online real estate ...
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CHARLOTTE – The City of Charlotte Planning Department ruled that the scheduling of a developer’s community meeting to be held Tuesday on a contentious affordable-apartments project met city guidelines, but the developer agreed to change the meeting’s hours anyway. A ...Read More »
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Planning Board last week nitpicked for nearly two hours at the town’s proposed Unified Development Ordinance before board member Chris Melton made a suggestion. “We could still be here this time tomorrow if we wanted to ...Read More »
CORNELIUS – An $856,454 Mecklenburg County building permit for the construction of a new house on Lake Norman is now the year’s most valuable single-family residential permit. The permit, for a three-story, 24-room home at 16700 Tinker Place on the ...Read More »