At 35, Charlotte land-use attorney Collin Brown is moving up, literally and figuratively. As the Charlotte area comes to grips with development and density issues, you can often find Brown advocating for developers at public meetings, which are just as often packed with protesters.
When Rob Nixon and business partner Andy Wilson bought a rundown former church at 1212 Pecan Ave. in Charlotte in March 2007 for $650,000 from Russ-Mar Properties, Nixon said he felt like Christopher Columbus. “I had my flag in the ground,” he said. The plan was to convert the 8,100-square-foot church into a nightclub. At [...]
Robert Burkett thought he’d build up to 73 single-family homes in Park South Station in south Charlotte. Burkett, president of Concord-based J&B Development & Management, had planned to sell the homes at a higher price point, with the hopes of raising the values of neighboring homes. But his project is in limbo, as an amendment [...]
Cosmos Cafe in Ballantyne has become the latest restaurant caught in an ambiguous area of the city’s zoning that threatened to shut the business down over concerns about illegal nightclubs. Mecklenburg County code inspectors and officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department conducted a surprise inspection of the cafe at 1 a.m. Aug. 21 and issued [...]