Students across Mecklenburg County are preparing to return to school as August winds down, and 36 students plan to attend a school in this northern Meck town for the first time.Read More »
Land use attorneys across the state are hailing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that greatly reduces the amount of leverage municipalities can wield in granting developers permits. A 5-4 majority in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District held that the U.S. Constitution’s takings clause not only applies to cases in which a project is approved with “extortionate” conditions, but also to those denied when a developer refuses to agree to the coercive demands of the government.
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Not long ago, when potential tenants were seeking office space across the city, they were at the mercy of the landlord or owner.Those conversations changed during the recession, when vacancy rates were climbing and landlords were grasping for tenants. But as Charlotte moves back toward a landlord’s market, tenants aren’t relinquishing all the cards they’ve been handed.Read More »
It would be off Little Hope Road, but developer Matt Ewers has a far sunnier ─ and heartfelt ─ vision for a 15-home pocket subdivision called the Villas at Mattie Rose in the heart of this neighborhood not far from the pricier Dilworth and Myers Park.Read More »
Visitors to Myers Park Mustangs home football games this season will notice quite a bit has changed on the away side of the field since last season. But the pigskin-related renovations are just a piece of a three-phase, roughly $14.4 million construction project at the high school.Read More »
The development, construction and real estate industry had its share of the action during the 2013 legislative session, which ended last week. Here’s a quick rundown of what happened with bills introduced during the long session.Read More »
With the ground already broken and funding approved for the 9.3-mile, $1.16 billion Lynx Blue Line Extension, the wheels are in motion for the light rail trains to go as far north as UNCC by 2017. But that’s only if the city doesn’t get in its own way in the process. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department on July 22 filed a petition, asking to change the zoning on more than 11 acres in University City to accommodate the development and construction of a park-and-ride station.Read More »