Imagine signing a lease for offices in a building at the same time you have to imagine both the offices and the building. That’s what’s happening in uptown Charlotte, where Portman Holdings, a worldwide development and architecture firm based in Atlanta, is planning a large office tower on Stonewall Street, on top of the existing parking deck at The Westin, which Portman also owns.
First communion is a rite of passage in the Catholic Church. It’s an important time in which families gather to celebrate a child’s taking his or her first sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Though first communion is among the more important functions at any Catholic church, most churches don’t put up new buildings to host the ceremonies.
Get this: As a kid, Bill Miley used to play tennis with … but we’ll let him tell you. The Charlotte regional director for the Houston-based Metrostudy housing analytics firm just released his latest quarterly report, and it says that developed lots in the nine-county Charlotte market are … well, it’s complicated; better you should hear it in his words.
For M/I Homes Charlotte, the third time was a farm. In its recent push to self-develop raw land into lots, the most-permitted homebuilder last year in Mecklenburg County has won its first of three rezoning battles to develop and build a residential subdivision.
On the Level apologizes to Frank Spencer. All the articulate gent wanted to do was talk about Habitat for Humanity Charlotte. But we kept interrupting him and encouraging him to digress. That's because Spencer, president of the Charlotte affiliate of the national affordable-housing nonprofit, is a dang interesting guy.
Balancing on a ladder and simultaneously trying not to drip paint from a brush would be a piece of construction cake for a contractor. But for Elaine Bryant of Mooresville, it’s a miracle moment.
Massive sinkhole. That not only sounds vulgar – what you might call a hod carrier who accidentally dropped a cinder block on your foot, or an old-home renovation project gone way wrong – it also can be a pain in the pocketbook for a developer.
The town of Cornelius planning department is a busy busy place these days, with four new proposed construction projects -- a bank building, a major expansion of an existing car dealership and two new housing developments -- on the books seeking town approval, according to town records.
Last week, Davidson College announced that the Duke Endowment is giving it $45 million, money the liberal arts school will use for construction projects.
Some Charlotte-area construction companies say that the uptick in business is coinciding with increased costs to build. Materials prices and costs from subcontractors, who are busier, have been rising, they say.