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iPlan reviews and e-inspections: Meck Code Enforcement to go high-tech (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – After dabbing its digits in the virtual, three-dimensional future of big institutional construction projects, Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement now wants to jump in, FTP files first, by forming a high-tech Hybrid Collaborative Delivery Team. The 16-member team would ...

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Cornelius is honing its zoning (access required)

The Cornelius Board of Commissioners is considering small changes to this draft land-use plan map. Map Courtesy of the town of Cornelius.

CORNELIUS – The town of Cornelius might be ready to switch rather than fight. The town’s elected Board of Commissioners and appointed Planning Board, operating under a land-use plan that dates all the way back to 1996 and a zoning ...

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Monroe Bypass divides Union County communities: DOT suspends work but continues payments to contractors, including one facing unrelated felony charges (access required)

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State and federal transportation officials are putting the final touches on a second draft environmental report on the proposed Monroe Bypass, as nearby towns debate the project’s merits. Meanwhile, a lead bypass construction contractor continues to collect payments even though all work on the project has been suspended – and even as the company and four of its employees face federal fraud charges not related to the bypass work.

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Year’s largest single-family permit pulled for Peninsula home (access required)

Thanks to a building permit worth $755,872, a property owner on the Peninsula soon will be able to boast, “I can see Denver from my house.” That property owner, Ramzi Abul-Hajj of Huntersville, on Tuesday pulled the most valuable Mecklenburg County single-family home permit of the year to build a 10,000-plus square-foot waterfront home on the very westernmost tip of the county’s extension into Lake Norman, according to county records.

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Gaston County permits down (access required)

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 ...

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