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Committee recommends extending stormwater fee (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council’s Environment Committee voted 3-1 Wednesday to recommend that the full council extend by five years a stormwater mitigation fee program for redevelopment projects across the city. The only member of the committee to object ...

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Zoning ordinance could define new Council’s legacy (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Just about every political leader – a certain Canadian mayor notwithstanding – works to be remembered for fixing issues for their constituents and leaving their jurisdiction a better place. Whether that’s solving the poverty problem, vanquishing corruption or ...

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How City Council members seeking re-election voted on real estate regs (access required)

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 ...

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Charlotte City Council candidates differ on government’s role in real estate, development (access required)

Editor’s note: Some City Council candidates did not respond to requests to be interviewed. Claire Fallon, at-large (D) I think they should look at relevancy and enhancement to Charlotte. If people can sell their homes elsewhere, we’re going to get such ...

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Real estate execs pump cash into next month’s Charlotte elections (access required)

Charlotte-based Spangler Construction used to be in the commercial construction business. These days it’s known as a real estate investment company. And in the upcoming Charlotte City Council and mayoral elections, Spangler’s known as the company whose employees have donated ...

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Internet cafes still operate 
as the industry places bets on a lawsuit (access required)

The dark, tinted glass makes it impossible to see inside unless you press your face against the window. In response to a knock on the front door, a young man, sporting a mohawk and seated behind a glass partition in ...

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Monroe Road project developers fail to get rezoning support from planning department

Despite support from neighbors for a 20-acre redevelopment plan for Monroe Road between Idlewild and Conference roads, the city’s zoning staff has recommended denial of a rezoning petition for the project. Roy Goode, of Goode Development Corp. and Goode Properties, ...

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Still waiting for the acceleration (access required)

Bruce Stewart was expecting more. When the NASCAR Hall of Fame opened nearly a year ago, he thought business at his diner, Lola’s, would hit the gas pedal. After all, Lola’s, on South Brevard Street, is across the street from ...

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NASCAR hall turns 1 next month but faces deficit and disappointing attendance

Charlotte is just weeks away from celebrating the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s first birthday May 11. But it remains to be seen whether the more than $190 million project is being hamstrung by the recession or is one of the ...

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