Tag Archives: Jim Merrifield

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


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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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)

Developers in NoDa are waiting to see how the Mecklenburg and Johnston Mills projects go before making their own decisions. Photo by Scott Baughman

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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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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