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Gradual Development: Decades-in-the-making plan for Charlotte’s First Ward faces new delay (access required)

Gradual Development: Decades-in-the-making plan for Charlotte’s First Ward faces new delay <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – Daniel Levine was looking for a “minor modification” to a $23.7 million section of an already approved development agreement, Brad Richardson, city of Charlotte economic manager explained to the City Council last week. But, Levine, president of Levine ...

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Betting on the Gold Line: Charlotte officials have bet millions the streetcar will be golden, but need to keep it on track (access required)

Betting on the Gold Line: Charlotte officials have bet millions the streetcar will be golden, but need to keep it on track <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – Streetcars are the hottest mode of public transportation in the U.S. at the moment. The Transit Politic, a transit watchdog blog, reports that there are 32 streetcar projects in the U.S. either in planning or under construction. Some ...

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City Council scraps full film-studio plan, approves Crescent purchase of Uptown land (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The city is back to square one on the redevelopment of Eastland Mall, after City Council members voted unanimously Monday to reject a request from Studio Charlotte Development for a five-month extension on exclusive negotiating rights. The two ...

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UPDATED: Eastland Mall movie studio plan ‘on life support’ (access required)

UPDATED: Eastland Mall movie studio plan ‘on life support’ <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – The $300 million plan to bring a movie studio complex to Eastland Mall, two years in the making, is hanging on by the tiniest string of the thinnest thread after last week’s meeting of the City Council Economic ...

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City: Studio developer must prove need for financial assistance (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – City officials last week got a little clarity on what a film studio developer has in mind for the redevelopment of the 80-acre site of the former Eastland Mall. In a presentation in front of the city’s Economic ...

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Westinghouse industrial corridor has been booming. Now, some predict it will run out of space (access required)

Steele Creek in southwest Charlotte is home to the largest industrial corridor in the Carolinas. This warehousing and manufacturing powerhouse has more than 20 million square feet of industrial space. It is the workplace of more than 44,000 employees. Easy ...

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Not much demand for city revolving-loan program (access required)

A city program that is supposed to provide funding to developers in order to help turn around distressed and forgotten-about areas has itself become neglected. It might seem odd considering that it’s not easy today for developers to get project ...

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Business announcements don’t mean recession is over for Charlotte, experts say (access required)

From expanding facilities, mergers and acquisitions and the creation of new jobs, there’s been a spate of business announcements in Charlotte recently. Some say the announcements indicate that the region’s business climate is improving, but they are hesitant to say ...

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