The Charlotte metro is doing a better job than many U.S. cities in meeting pent-up demand for new housing, according to a recent article at Forbes.com. In fact, the Queen City area came in fourth among 53 metropolitan statistical areas ...Read More »
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CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County’s Code Enforcement Department is reorganizing its inspector teams in order to target complex inspection projects and to align teams with state building codes. Jeff Griffin, manager of the department’s north inspection team, and Steve Pearson, manager ...
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The city of Charlotte continues to hash out proposals on reducing the $21.7 million budget deficit it faces next year, with ideas ranging from slashing spending to raising property taxes and fees. Some of the plans, presented by City Manager ...Read More »
The N.C. House has approved a bill designed to ease restrictions on homebuilders by reducing property inspections and defining misconduct. The N.C. Building Code Regulatory Reform Bill, also known as HB 255, passed by a margin of 105-5 on Tuesday. ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The city’s Budget and Evaluation Office is considering increasing development service fees – among other avenues – to help relieve a $21.7 million budget deficit it’s facing for 2016. The deficit is a result of two factors: an ...
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CHARLOTTE – Transparency and collaboration, streamlined online services, and improved customer service could go a long way toward improving the city’s and Mecklenburg County’s building development processes, according to a final report commissioned by the city and county. Gartner Inc., ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes plummeted in February, as fierce winter weather froze housing starts in the Northeast and Midwest. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders began construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000 homes in ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The task force assigned by the county’s Building Development Commission has reported its final recommendations on 19 “action items” that were identified by BDC members and the Code Enforcement Department in response to complaints the department has received ...Read More »
As the concrete and steel of Davidson College’s New Academic Building (NAB) rise slowly to fill a 15-foot-deep hole behind Martin Science Building, the enormous structure is already nearly complete in cyberspace. A collaboration of its construction partners is employing ...
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A representative from GoodSports Enterprises, which is seeking taxpayer funds to develop a sports complex near Bojangles’ Coliseum, declined to name the source of the company’s financing for the proposed $76.7 million venture at a meeting with city officials Wednesday. ...Read More »