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A panhandle apart: The needs of northern Lancaster County’s bedroom community differ from the rural rest (access required)


INDIAN LAND – Two homeowners in the state-line straddling Bridgehampton subdivision dialed 911 to report a prowler. Sirens wailing, five Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department cars converged on the home of one of the callers within minutes. A quarter of an hour ...

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Rezoning Roundup: Lat Purser plans 150 apartments off Park Road (access required)

Lat Purser & Associates has filed a rezoning petition to change the zoning classification on this 1.68-acre piece of land off Abbey Place, near Montford Drive. The developer plans to
build 150 multifamily units if the rezoning is approved. Photo by Payton Guion

CHARLOTTE – In the latest round of rezoning petitions submitted to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, just about the entire menu of living quarters have been proposed. Developers are looking to add apartments, single-family homes, a community for senior citizens and ...

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Rezoning Roundup: Trinity asking for approval of hotel, retail change in Toringdon (access required)

Trinity Capital Advisors is asking for a site plan amendment that would allow them to reconfigure their plan to bring a 120-room hotel, an office building and 13,000 square feet of retail to an undeveloped portion of Toringdon. Photo by Payton Guion

CHARLOTTE – In the latest round of city rezoning requests, the majority of petitioners aren’t actually asking for a rezoning, just site plan amendments that would allow the developers to change the layout or configuration of land that was previously ...

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A steep ascent: Residential permits climbing back from recessionary low (access required)

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Like nails out of its own coffin, the Charlotte region’s residential construction industry pulled nearly 9,500 building permits in 2013, rising from the ashes like a phoenix with a tool belt and hammering out its best year since the housing ...

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The top stories of 2013 (access required)

2013 was a busy year for many in the Charlotte development industry, including readers of The Mecklenburg Times. Our most-read story this year was
about the second phase of the streetcar project missing out on federal funding. Construction on the first phase is seen here. Photo by Payton Guion

It seems like just weeks ago we were putting out our ’13 to watch in 2013’ series, previewing the area’s development for this outgoing year. But, alas, 2013 has come and gone, and 2014 is knocking on the door. But ...

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