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Saving green by making it green (access required)

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Conservation subdivisions in rural areas. Clustering smaller lots in transitional zones. New urbanism developments in higher-density centers. Those are the financial mantras of residential developers in the Charlotte region, as undeveloped land becomes scarcer and costlier in many areas, market ...

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Flags fly and tempers flare in Huntersville as trucks and hard feelings roll on (access required)

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For the second time in a little over two months, tempers left over from November’s elections boiled over during an otherwise cordial Huntersville Board of Commissioners meeting. At a Feb. 3 meeting, freshman Commissioner Rob Kidwell called for the approval ...

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Huntersville expands clustered-lot subdivision proposal to rural areas (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – The clustered residential subdivisions sought by developers and planners alike are being considered for much larger sections of the biggest Mecklenburg County municipality outside Charlotte. At its Feb. 3 meeting, the Huntersville Board of Commissioners voted to delay ...

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NAR says mailings are not endorsements (access required)

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The National Association of Realtors appears to be giving U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan a helping hand in her re-election bid by mailing out fliers to select Charlotte neighborhoods. The association has sent out at least four glossy fliers thanking the ...

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

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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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Officials told that conservation subdivisions could reshape the future of fast-changing Huntersville (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – The town’s Planning Board and Board of Commissioners spent an hour talking about the potential impact of the proposed adoption of a conservation subdivision-style zoning classification during a special joint session this week, ahead of separate meetings in ...

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City Council approves affordable housing project in south Charlotte (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The City Council on Tuesday approved by a 9-2 vote a controversial south Charlotte rezoning that will allow the construction of workforce housing in a neighborhood that largely opposed the proposal. Mayor Patrick Cannon provided the ninth — ...

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Charlotte OKs spending $3.6 million for piece of proposed sports complex (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council on Monday night approved spending $3.6 million from the city’s community investment plan budget for a 6.84-acre site near Bojangles Coliseum that would be a slice of a larger amateur sports complex planned for ...

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Mortgage changes debut (access required)

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Come Jan. 10, it may become more difficult for homeowners to obtain a mortgage. That’s when a host of new rules come into effect. Most notable among the changes for borrowers will be the ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage rules that ...

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