The N.C House recently filed a bill that would strip the authority of cities and towns to take on planning and zoning responsibilities for land outside their limits, and instead hand that authority over to counties. The state’s extraterritorial jurisdiction ...Read More »
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Conservation subdivisions in rural areas. Clustering smaller lots in transitional zones. New urbanism developments in higher-density centers. Those are the financial mantras of residential developers in the Charlotte region, as undeveloped land becomes scarcer and costlier in many areas, market ...
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After an extensive search, Davidson Green School co-founder Jennifer Jakubecy thought she had found a perfect place for her innovative environmentally conscious school: a 3,370 square-foot house on South Main Street that backs up to an extensive natural area. But after the school bought the house and just before the school year began, nearby resident John R. Burgess hired a lawyer and filed an appeal to block the project, forcing the school to open in a church where co-founder Kathleen McIntyre’s husband is assistant pastor.
Tagged with: . town of Davidson David Malushisky Davidson Board of Adjustment Davidson Board of Commissioners davidson green school Dawn Blobaum Jennifer Jakubecy John R. Burgess Kathleen McIntyre lawrence group Planning Manager Ben McCraryRead More »