A zombie subdivision appears ready to rise from the undead in the Northlake Mall area as a 492-unit apartment complex, if what appears to be a fast-track to rezoning turns out as the developer hopes.
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 [...]
The April 15 groundbreaking for the new Mosaic Village complex on Charlotte’s west side was a festive affair with a marching band, marquee tent and business and political leaders galore — and an unofficial job fair for Charlotte’s minority contractors. The $16 million student housing, retail and parking project, on land owned by local automotive [...]
When state Sen. Malcolm Graham looks at Charlotte’s northwest corridor, he sees the intersection near Johnson C. Smith University as the “Trade and Tryon” of that area. To Charlotte City Councilman James Mitchell, the area could become a “Little Georgetown,” similar to the one in northwest Washington, D.C., that’s anchored by Georgetown University. But it [...]