While some of Sen. Daniel Clodfelter’s legislation from the short session of the General Assembly found many supporters in the real estate industry, others were viewed as wrongheaded moves that would hurt livelihoods.
Charlotte’s real estate community often cites three ordinances accused of making developing sites cumbersome and costly: the Urban Street Design Guidelines, the Post Construction Controls ordinance and the tree ordinance. Residential design standards for single-family homes in the city have also been controversial among industry officials. Below is a look at the ordinances and a [...]
When someone files a deed for a property they don’t actually own with the office of Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds David Granberry, there’s nothing Granberry can do to stop it. Granberry could know the deed is not legit, that the claim for the house is false. Still, his office doesn’t have the power to [...]
Registers of deeds battling erroneous deeds filed in the name of the Moorish Science Temple of America will get no intervention from the state — at least for now. In the wake of a July 5 Mecklenburg Times story on the scam, state Sen. Tommy Tucker, R-Waxhaw, tried Thursday to introduce emergency legislation to curtail [...]
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 [...]
A bill sitting in the North Carolina General Assembly has resulted in the brakes — at least for now — being put on some regulations that have been proposed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission for residential construction. As a result of the legislation, Senate Bill 731, by Charlotte Democratic Sen. Daniel Clodfelter, the pause button has [...]
Sen. Daniel Clodfelter, a Charlotte Democrat and critic of the city of Charlotte’s proposed design standards for residential construction, has won Senate approval for legislation that would ban regulations that dictate what new homes can look like. Among other things, his legislation bans restrictions on a building’s color, the style or materials of roof structures or [...]
Marvin is a village of about 5,500 residents in western Union County, just north of the South Carolina line. It has wide, open spaces, with sprawling farms and horses dotting the landscape. Marvin’s subdivisions — some with lots as large as 10 acres — add to the rural feeling. The village dates to 1994, when [...]