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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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O Mobilfunkmast, O Mobilfunkmast! Your wires green appall them (access required)

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MATTHEWS – As Christmas approaches, attention naturally turns to evergreens, be they natural or fake. This year in Matthews, some of that attention has been diverted to one particular proposed fake pine, and it wouldn’t be in the corner of ...

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Public hearings on 17 rezoning petitions set for Feb. 17 (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council will have a busy meeting Feb. 17, when it is set to hold public hearings on 17 rezoning petitions. In the latest round of rezoning requests, petitions were submitted for a variety of uses, ...

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2014 housing market looks ‘good’, but lending may tighten (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The year ahead will be “good, not great” for the housing market, with an anticipated 5 percent growth in housing sales from 2013, according to forecast Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist Frank Nofthat delivered to an audience of real ...

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The dollars and sense of density: Huntersville petitioners make the financial case for conservation subdivisions (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – Single-family residential density vs. the price of land and its development. That’s the crux of one of the hottest residential real estate development debates in many of the municipalities just outside Charlotte, and it received one of its ...

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