What the changes announced Monday won't do: open up more parts of the city, besides industrially zoned areas, to breweries. But such a change might be proposed under the second phase of studying the city's policies governing breweries, according to Bridget Dixon, a city planner.
A 10-year, $700 million project that will transform eight blocks uptown had some changes approved by county commissioners on Tuesday night. Levine Properties, the developer, requested an amendment to part of their agreement with the county that said they would build an underground parking deck with more than 1,000 parking spaces north of Eighth Street. [...]
For an office market that’s seen vacancies rise since the Great Recession began, steady vacancy rates are a good thing. But industry officials say that does not necessarily mean Charlotte’s office market has turned a corner.
For the first six days of 2012, Mecklenburg County building permit activity was lagging the same period in 2011. The county had issued 154 permits by Friday morning, down from 158 in the same period last year. The value of the permits was down, too, to $19.7 million from $30.46 million. As of Friday, the [...]
Foreclosure rates in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill area increased in October to 3.49 percent of outstanding mortgage loans from 2.38 percent the same month in 2010, Santa Ana, Calif.-based CoreLogic said last week.
Bottom Dollars spotlights the lowest bidder on a construction project. Geen Khoo said the city of Charlotte was ecstatic when the bids came in for the Coulwood area sidewalk project. The city estimated the project would cost $2.34 million, Khoo, the city’s project manager, said. But when bids were opened Oct. 20, Charlotte-based Ferebee Corp. [...]
Gulfeagle Supply, a Tampa-based commercial and residential roofing distributor, recently purchased 2004 Bancroft Street, a 33,000 square-foot facility that now houses the company’s Charlotte operations. Located just north of Uptown near the intersection of North Graham and West 24th Streets, the building more than doubles Gulfeagle’s inside storage capacity for roofing products and also provides [...]