Earth is moving this week on a 2.5-acre patch of the Metropolitan district slated to become home to a 261-unit, Class A apartment complex tentatively named in public documents as South Kings Midtown. The project is owned and being built by Lennar Multifamily Inc., according to public records, as part of a $1 billion nationwide dive into the apartment feeding frenzy by the single-family homebuilding giant Lennar Corp.Read More »
Crisis in craftsmen: Construction activity is up again, but the industry faces another, more troubling dilemma
Construction industry insiders now rushing to determine how best to cope with a labor shortage and its primary cause: Young people largely aren’t interested in joining the trades. Contractors are struggling to find skilled labor, a trend that could hinder future construction work.
Tagged with: Associated General Contractors of America Bill Stricker Bruce Gehrig Carolinas Associated General Contractors Central Piedmont Community College construction labor shortage Dave Clewley Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management Kim Schueneman Manpower Starr Electric Co. University of North Carolina at CharlotteRead More »
One Charlotte real estate agent voluntarily gave up his license over the summer and two others had their licenses revoked after the N.C. Real Estate Commission brought disciplinary actions against them.Read More »
Businesses got a temporary reprieve in July when the Obama administration announced a yearlong delay in the enforcement of the federal requirement that employers provide health care coverage to workers or pay a fine. But even though the Affordable Care Act’s “shared responsibility” employer mandate — also known as the “pay or play” provision — won’t go into effect until January 2015, compliance will require businesses managers to make a host of complex decisions that will take a considerable amount of time. And the clock is already ticking.Read More »
Foreclosure activity down from last year, but Mecklenburg and York counties see month-over-month spike
Although foreclosure activity in the Charlotte area has declined over the past year, it jumped up between July and August this year in Mecklenburg and York counties, according to a report issued by RealtyTrac.Read More »
Call it what you want, but South End, which was largely carved out of an industrial, railroad-crossed section of westernmost Dilworth in the 1990s, when people thought developer Tony Pressley might be a little nutty, is now rapidly spreading far beyond the traditional boundaries of its historic district.
Tagged with: 1100 South Boulevard Partners LLC 1200 South Boulevard Partners LLC Andy Misiaveg Brad Allen Cardinal Partners Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission Cherokee Investment Partners Chris Fetter Crosland Southeast Dan Morrill Faison John Culbertson Lynx Light Rail Blue Line Mark Newell Merritt Scheller MPV Properties Myers Chapman Nancy Braun Pappas Properties Percival McGuire Publix Rob Pressley Scaleybark Sedgefield Shopping Center Group Showcase REalty LLC Simpson's Lighting Showroom South End Summat at Church Texas developer Tony Pressley Unknown Brewing Co. Walter Scholtz Wilmore YorkshireRead More »
Meritage Homes, one of the bigger homebuilders in the country, on Tuesday night appeared before the Wesley Chapel Village Council asking for increased density on the zoning of 125 acres at the intersection of Potter and Beulah Church roadsRead More »
City-County Planning Manager Katrina J. Young – a familiar name, face and voice on the phone to many builders, developers and land-use agents – was transferred this week from her top zoning administration position.Read More »