CHARLOTTE – City Council members on Monday night wasted no time in approving changes to the interlocal agreement on Brooklyn Village, with a motion to approve and a second before Mayor Patsy Kinsey could even finish reading the agenda item. ...Read More »
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CHARLOTTE – After City Council approval at Monday night’s business meeting, Charlotte Douglas International Airport will move forward on Wi-Fi-coverage expansion and the installation of LED lights on the airport’s new entrance road. While Charlotte Douglas has offered Wi-Fi Internet ...Read More »
The Eastland Mall demolition itself may be procedural, but as the walls fall on a mall that was once one of the most popular shopping destinations in the city, it’s not hard to picture the transition from debris to development. The city is now one step closer to that possible development, as it held the first meeting on Wednesday with Studio Charlotte Development to discuss the company’s proposal to build a film studio complex on the 80-acre Central Avenue site.
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The latest twist in a rezoning drama that has been going on for 18 months has left developer CN Hotels of Greensboro with no room for an inn. The outcome of a contested rezoning usually satisfies either the protestors on one side or the landowner and developer on the other. But the case of a vacant 0.72-acre lot at 6026 Park South Drive has been anything but usual.Read More »
The City Council on Monday took care of two business items that have stirred controversy over the past several months, among other issues. Council members were obligated to select four members to the newly formed but they yet-to-be empowered Charlotte Douglas International Airport advisory commission, and did so at Monday’s meeting. The Carolina Panthers also got a boost Monday night – following the team’s Sunday afternoon rout of the New York Giants – when council members voted to approve spending $28 million in public funds to help pay for renovations at Bank of America Stadium.
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A Boston-based nonprofit developer is planning to start renovations on a historic textile mill within a month, after a years-long effort by the city of Charlotte to convert the building into affordable apartments.
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Action Items is a new Mecklenburg Times feature about government issues, actions and meetings from around the region.
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CHARLOTTE – The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to begin negotiations with a movie studio developer to redevelop Eastland Mall. Studio Charlotte Development, led by CEO Bert Hesse, has emerged as the city’s preliminary choice for the redevelopment, even if the choice was more by default.Read More »
The four candidates to replace District 7 Charlotte City Councilman Warren Cooksey are a financial planner, an economist with impressive academic bona fides, a sales consultant in workplace safety, and an outspoken Tea Party organizer. Here's what they have to say about development in the development rich district, which includes Ballantyne and other areas of southernmost Charlotte.Read More »