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Brew Urbanism (access required)

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When Todd Ford opened his brewery, Charlotte’s zoning ordinance restricted him to the fringes of the city’s business corridors, the industrial districts. Since breweries were thrown into the industrial category, Ford couldn’t set up shop as he pleased, but had to settle for what the city allowed. He found space in an industrial building on North Davidson Street, about a mile from the heart of the NoDa neighborhood.

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Commercial Confidential: James E. and Mary Anne Rogers Science and Health Building (access required)

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Every time students at Queens University of Charlotte sit down in the brand new, state-of-the-art science building on campus, they can thank Jim Rogers. Rogers, the CEO of Duke Energy, and the Duke Energy Foundation donated a cool $18 million to Queens so the school could build the 56,000-square-foot science classroom building. With the gift from Rogers and Duke, Queens didn’t have to borrow any money to fund construction, said Bill Nichols, vice president of campus planning.

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Antiquity sinkhole woes grow (access required)

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The beavers are off the hook in Antiquity as far as blame for the Old Canal Street sinkhole goes, but little else is certain. Unless it’s the fact that it will cost $200,000 or more to fix the problem. Marc Frye, Antiquity subdivision’s development manager, says an electrical subcontractor trenched behind a storm inlet and didn’t diligently compact its ditches. Recent plentiful rainwater made its way to the base of a concrete block retaining wall, the top of which borders the road.

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