Ask city planners, and they’ll likely say land-use regulation is an essential part of local government. Ask developers, and they’ll say those same regulations are unnecessary and can cause quite a headache.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 »
In the six score and three years since it was built, the Dr. George E. Davis House has undergone a few changes. Built in 1890, the house was added to in the early 1900s and given a brick façade in the 1920s, according to the Mecklenburg County Historic Landmark Commission. Since then, the house near the campus of Johnson C. Smith University has fallen into disrepair.
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Reflexive thought: Geez, those demo guys sure make a mess. But they also clean it up, and they even increase their profits by sifting through the rubble and salvaging, reclaiming, recycling and reusing. By saving and selling as much of what they tear down as possible, they can keep their prices lower.
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