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Success may pave way for more housing (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Many people left Tuesday’s City Council meeting carrying with them heavy adjectives. Some were disappointed, others were shocked and a few were incensed. The majority of those people were from south Charlotte, and their emotions were brought on ...

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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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Market forces out workers (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Julie Porter has spoken to teachers and nurses’ aides who live as far away as Gastonia and Stanly and commute to south Charlotte daily. Porter, the president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, said they can’t afford housing near ...

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City Council approves auto mall along future light rail (access required)

CHARLOTTE – In a livelier-than-usual City Council zoning meeting Monday night, the council’s meeting chamber was packed to the brim with rezoning opposition, but council members offered curiously little opposition in unanimously approving a rezoning for a 39-acre auto mall ...

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Neighbors protest proposed affordable apartments (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – More than 100 people crowded into a church office building to question officials about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership’s plan to rezone a 7-acre parcel from a child care facility to an apartment complex for low-income housing, a proposal ...

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Charlotte City Council approves funding for two affordable-housing communities (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council meeting on Monday night began with the pomp and circumstance of Mayor Patsy Kinsey’s State of the City address, her last meeting as the head of city government. Mayor-elect Patrick Cannon and the new ...

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Charlotte City Council meeting, Monday, Nov. 11 (access required)

Assisted housing on transit: The Council unanimously approved changes to the city’s assisted-multifamily housing at transit-station-area policy. A transit-station area is generally defined as the area within 0.5 miles walking distance of an identified rapid transit station, according to the ...

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Middle class morass (access required)

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While the Charlotte real estate market remains affordable relative to many other U.S. markets, there is growing evidence that many middle class, professional families cannot afford to buy a home.

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Wells Fargo to help Charlotte homebuyers with down payments (access required)

Wells Fargo is giving home buyers in Charlotte $6.6 million in grants for down payments. City home buyers can apply for the $15,000 down-payment assistance grants at a free event being held at the Convention Center on Oct. 25 and 26. The Wells Fargo Neighborhood Lift event is being held in collaboration with the City of Charlotte, Neighborhood Works, and the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Housing Partnership.

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New rezoning petitions heavy in multifamily proposals (access required)

A new batch of local rezoning petitions was released last week, and multifamily projects continue to dominate the development discourse across the Queen City. Of the 12 new rezoning petitions filed with the city, five had the possibility of multifamily development. Three of those petitions were specifically for multifamily development.

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