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County: Levine’s $700M First Ward project to start in January (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Prominent Charlotte developer, landowner and visionary Daniel Levine’s much-ballyhooed, long-delayed $700 million public-private project to build an “urban village” in First Ward is now scheduled for a January ground-breaking. That’s according to W. Lee Jones, capital planning division ...

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Growing debate (access required)

When it comes to promoting Charlotte, economic developers like to point to the treetops. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, for one, boasts on its website that Charlotte is known as a tree city. The city has been fighting to protect ...

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Not much demand for city revolving-loan program (access required)

A city program that is supposed to provide funding to developers in order to help turn around distressed and forgotten-about areas has itself become neglected. It might seem odd considering that it’s not easy today for developers to get project ...

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Answering the call of nature (access required)

After 12 years of working at HDR Engineering in Charlotte, Chris Matthews was called into his boss’s office on a Monday afternoon in July 2009 and told his services were no longer needed. Matthews said that like many architectural and ...

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Recession can’t compete with youth, amateur athletics (access required)

During the first weekend of May, about 1,500 people are expected to convene in Charlotte for the New South Swimming’s Long Course Invitational. The three-day event, hosted by the Charlotte-based NSS and held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in ...

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How much are Meck’s parks worth? $985M, study says

For those who don’t consider the community value of local parks priceless, The Trust for Public Land has put a dollar value on Mecklenburg County’s parks, recreation centers and greenways: approximately $985 million. In 2009, the assets that fall under ...

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Neighborhoods brace for loss of libraries, schools, rec centers (access required)

Thanks to budget shortfalls, Mecklenburg County facilities, such as recreation centers, libraries and schools, have found themselves on the chopping block. In some neighborhoods, though, the impact is worse than in others. Some communities are losing multiple facilities, which could ...

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Commissioners review report on libraries, recreation centers

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners received a report Wednesday by Hyong Yi, the county’s budget director, on the neighborhoods that may have closed schools as well as recreation centers and libraries that are shuttered or have reduced hours. According ...

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Decision 2010: Board of Commissioners at-large race (access required)

(Editor's note: The following is part of The Mecklenburg Times' coverage of the Nov. 2 elections.)

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