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 »
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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 »
Residents of Brookline are getting a lot more than they anticipated, after the Charlotte City Council on Monday night approved a rezoning request that will allow a new developer to build up to 324 apartment units in the formerly single-family-only community, which is off Reames and Lakeview roads in the Northlake neighborhood.Read More »
The City Council on Monday night voted to give Mecklenburg County another couple of months to find a buyer for Marshall Park, further convoluting the future of the property in uptown's 2nd Ward.Read More »
Rezoning roundup: City Council approves huge church campus, defers residential switch in zombie subdivision
The City Council on Monday evening gave several “Ayes” to a variety of projects across the city, while not handing out a single “No” and also deferring a few rezoning decisions at its zoning meeting.Read More »