Backed by almost $10 million in federal money, Dane County Regional Airport, serving the state capital of Madison, is building what could be the greenest garage in the state. The 58,800-square-foot Snow Removal Equipment Building will include a 100-kilowatt rooftop photovoltaic system, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and water-efficient plumbing fixtures, among other sustainable features. It is the largest municipal solar project in the state, according to the airport.Read More »
Since late February, The Mecklenburg Times has had an interim editor, Jim Stasiowski – or Staz, for short. Staz lives in Reno, Nev. and has been flying to Charlotte a couple of times each month to grab hold of the reins in The Meck Times newsroom. When he’s in town, a fortnight each time, he’s been staying at the Crowne Plaza hotel in uptown. At least that’s where he thought he’d been staying.Read More »
Real estate law has undergone more changes than just about any other area of legal practice since the recession hit five years ago, requiring lawyers in this field to adapt quickly to new regulations and ways of doing business. Charlotte lawyer Kenneth R. Benton of Baucom, Claytor, Benton, Morgan & Wood has been in the real estate game for nearly four decades but said the last few years have brought a slew of significant changes.Read More »
It is a not exactly a fixer-upper, but not fully made over, either: a vinyl-sided bungalow – not large, not small – around 1,800 square feet. But it is in just the right spot – on the Dilworth side of Freedom Park – and went on the market at just the right time.Read More »
CHARLOTTE — Sales of new and existing homes in the Charlotte metro real estate market skyrocketed in May, up 30.6 percent over the same month last year, and prices rose for the 18th straight month. So says an upbeat monthly ...Read More »
Since the Charlotte City Council voted in August to buy Eastland Mall – and even prior to the official purchase – rumors have flown around the Queen City about the future of the once-great, now-derelict mall. Would it become a subdivision or residential development? Possibly a film studio? Many in Charlotte were quick to say they thought the old mall would continue to sit, blighted, on Central Avenue.
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Embedded in the pavement of Elizabeth Avenue, the streetcar tracks gleam silver with promise. But with the actual streetcars at least two years away, no one can say for sure whether that promise ever will turn to the gold of extensive commercial development, a particular need for Charlotte’s beleaguered West Side.
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Sharon Roberts, an award-winning newspaper reporter and an experienced editor, has been named editor of The Mecklenburg Times by Liz Irwin, publisher of The Dolan Company’s Carolinas Group of newspapers.Read More »