In August, the court, in a 5-2 ruling, said it was illegal for the county to charge developers and homebuilders the fees, which had to be paid whenever new homes or multifamily units were built. The county said the fees were necessary to offset the impact more homes would have on schools.
Over 14 years, Cabarrus County charged builders and developers $8.45 million in special fees. But two months ago, the North Carolina Supreme Court declared the fees illegal. And that’s where it starts to get complicated, and where a whole other set of court cases will ensue.
Compared with last year, commercial and residential construction is up in Cabarrus County, good news to anyone in those industries.
Cabarrus County might see an increase in homebuilding, thanks to a recent North Carolina Supreme Court decision.
If low-income people in Cabarrus County want to weatherize their homes for the winter, many will have to pay for it without government help. Cabarrus County commissioners have rejected $75,000 in federal funds to weatherize homes and lower power bills. The funds are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and are intended to [...]
Contaminant Controls, a Fayetteville-based company with an office in Kannapolis, has won a $25,000 contract from Cabarrus County to provide cleanup services for methamphetamine labs until state and federal funding is restored. The company’s website indicates it cleans up asbestos, lead, mold and construction demolition, among other things. Bobby Smith, Cabarrus County emergency management director, [...]
When Allen Craven’s father moved to the city of Concord, Hotel Concord was his home for months. It was around the 1950s, and Craven’s dad, who has since died, lived there while setting up a medical practice across the street. “He paid $3.50 a week for a furnished room, and that included breakfast, dinner and [...]
Cabarrus County commissioners are scheduled to vote Monday on whether to accept a county committee’s recommendation to hire Yates, Chreitzberg & Hughes to be the architectural firm to design renovations to the county’s Human Services Center in Kannapolis. Kay Honeycutt, clerk for the commissioners, said the county is planning to renovate 34,000 square feet of [...]
The future of a controversial fee the construction industry is charged to build housing in Cabarrus County will be in the hands of the state Supreme Court next week. On Monday, the court will hear arguments in the case involving the county’s adequate public facilities ordinance. Despised by many in the building industry but intended [...]
Residents of Concord and Kannapolis are thirsty for more water, and the nearby town of Albemarle is ready to sell it to them across the Stanly County/Cabarrus County line. No bids have been announced for the project yet, but work is slated to begin in the spring. Meanwhile, in the city of Hickory, in Catawba [...]