The Elizabeth Heights homes — which will largely be three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath houses in the 1,500-square-foot range, according to building permits — will sell for about $110,000 to $130,000, said Don Gately, executive director of Crossroads Corp. for Affordable Housing.
Gaston County’s issued more building permits in February than in the same month a year ago, but the overall value was down. Last month, the department issued 311 permits totaling $8.3 million, including those for residential and commercial projects, up from 288 in February of last year. While that’s higher than January’s 286 permits totaling [...]
Mecklenburg County commissioners are negotiating with two engineering firms to craft design specifications and bid documents for projects to waterproof eight county buildings.
Charlotte-based Blythe Construction has been awarded the $1.5 million contract to replace a bridge on Sam Newell Road in Matthews. The bridge, which carries traffic over Irvins Creek, was built in 1945 and is considered “functionally obsolete” by the NCDOT.
Gene Morton says he double-checks his math at the permitting office lately. But when he does the results are the same: Construction values for building permits so far this fiscal year show an almost 2-to-1 increase over last year.
Some things are on the way up at the Mecklenburg County permitting office: number of issued permits and the construction value of those permits. Also up: the number of inspectors in the county’s office -- but not up as much as they could be.
"The impact is huge. There's goes homebuilding in the county. We reallly don't need another bump in the road," Alan Banks, owner of Charlotte-based semi-custom homebuilding company Evans Coghill Homes, said.