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Panel discusses zoning option: Form-based codes presented as city mulls changes (access required)

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As the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department prepares to begin rewriting its zoning ordinance, the Piedmont Public Policy Institute held a forum at UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus on Wednesday to discuss the pros and cons of form-based zoning codes. “It’s a ...

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State of the market: Slow and steady, and transitioning (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The days of being able to be “stupid” and still make money by buying troubled commercial properties and turning them around may be over, according to George Dewey IV and other commercial developers, but job growth and a ...

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Commercial real estate group honors its members (access required)

The Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors recognized members for contributions to the organization and the community during a celebration of its 20th anniversary at its annual meeting at the Quail Hollow Club earlier this month. Johnny Harris, president and ...

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NoDa-velopment (access required)

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Bob Nixon owns less than an acre of land at Anderson and North Davidson streets in the NoDa neighborhood. He’d like to redevelop it — into what he doesn’t know yet — but he said the blighted masses that are the Johnston and Mecklenburg mills, roughly three blocks from his land, have made him reluctant to do anything with his property.

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Un-sprawling Charlotte (access required)

When David Walters looks at Charlotte’s growth, he sees haphazardness everywhere. A resident of Charlotte since 1990, the professor of architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte said he has watched the city take shape with little rhyme ...

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Ordinances threaten to crush construction industry, developers say (access required)

In Mecklenburg County, developers and builders feel like a row of dominoes is about to come crashing down on them. They say the cumulative effect of new ordinances is going to put a serious hurting on commercial and residential development ...

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