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Job site recycling proposal scrapped (access required)

Mecklenburg County has dropped its plan to expand a mandatory recycling program that would have included construction sites for single-family residential, commercial and multifamily projects. Last year, an advisory committee recommended changes to the existing source separation ordinance, or SSO, that ...

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Charlotte competing to save energy (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are competing in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s energy-saving competition. More than 5,500 buildings and more than 100 teams are battling it out to see who can save the ...

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More expensive software may not yield more answers (access required)

More expensive software may not yield more answers <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County officials are looking at a proposal to spend $50,000 in upfront costs and $10,000 annually to replace $500-a-year software that models the economic benefits and drawbacks of offering industries incentives to move or expand here. But ...

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County OK’s $317.7 million in capital expenditures through fiscal 2018 (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners gave final approval Tuesday night for $317.7 million in capital projects that were initially presented to the board last summer. The capital outlays, some of which will be paid out as late ...

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D.R. Horton led the homebuilding pack in 2013 (access required)

D.R. Horton led the homebuilding pack in 2013 <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – A pair of production homebuilding corporations were joined by a fast-growing local residential construction company in leading a 2013 surge in Mecklenburg County building permits. After a neck-in-Meck race all year, Fort Worth, Texas-based D.R. Horton opened up ...

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D.R. Horton or M/I Homes? M/I Homes or D.R. Horton? It’s a tie (access required)

With one month to go in 2013, D.R. Horton and M/I Homes are for all practical purposes tied in the Mecklenburg County homebuilder of the year race. As of Nov. 30, Horton, based in Fort Worth, Texas, had pulled 242 ...

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