CHARLOTTE – A wag with an office in the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center has a “No Swimming” sign in his or her window. Starting June 1, 2015, that sign – or one like it – will be posted on the ...Read More »
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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 ...Read More »
A failed subdivision in Davidson could become part of a 600-acre county park if all goes according to plan. Tonight, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners will vote on proceeding with the negotiations for the purchase of 243 acres that were ...Read More »
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 ...
Tagged with: 2010 Soul of the Community American Forests Barry Shearin Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Douglas Shoemaker Joe Padilla Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department Pace Development Group Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition Stephen Pace Tom Johnson Tom Pearson Vic SimpsonRead More »
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 ...
Tagged with: Brad Richardson Business Corridor Revitalization Program Charlotte Mecklenburg Development Corp. Charlotte Neighborhood and Business Services Hendrick Construction Jamie Banks LeChase Construction Services Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department Roger HendrickRead More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...
Tagged with: America's Park Bill Jacobson Carolina's Baseball Center Charlotte Area Hotel Association Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority Charlotte Soccer Academy Crystal Carolina Sports Don Mason Donnie Broom James Alsop John Bretz Lou Presutti Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department Mike Applegate Molly Hedrick Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corp. New South Swimming Robert Carney Sid Smith Todd Hines Top Gun SportsRead More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...
Tagged with: Angela Haigler Belmont Community Development Corp. Charlotte city council Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Harold Cogdell Jennifer Roberts Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department Patsy KinseyRead More »
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 ...Read More »