CHARLOTTE – Sometimes it’s best not to ask. Like the rule about never asking a woman if she’s pregnant, perhaps it’s advisable never to ask an architect if a design is retro-inspired. But that’s just what Mayor Pro Tem Michael ...Read More »
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CHARLOTTE – The contentious streetcar project, which Mayor Patrick Cannon said has now been in front of four mayors, last night got a boost when the City Council approved spending $12 million to advance the design of the $126 million ...
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CHARLOTTE – Just about every political leader – a certain Canadian mayor notwithstanding – works to be remembered for fixing issues for their constituents and leaving their jurisdiction a better place. Whether that’s solving the poverty problem, vanquishing corruption or ...
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Last week, in a 4-0 vote, the council’s public safety committee gave its support to the proposal, which calls for rental property owners to give the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department their contact information, including business and home addresses and phone numbers.
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Charlotte’s real estate community often cites three ordinances accused of making developing sites cumbersome and costly: the Urban Street Design Guidelines, the Post Construction Controls ordinance and the tree ordinance. Residential design standards for single-family homes in the city have ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council has decided to award $2.5 million, rather than $10 million, to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, in a blow to the embattled tourism-booster group. The council is expected to vote July 25 on the remainder of ...
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A goal to have 50-percent tree canopy coverage by 2050 in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County won approval from the City Council Monday, despite protests by developers. The move increases by 1 percent the tree coverage goal for the county and outlying extra-territorial ...Read More »
Light-rail ridership levels tripled May 28 during Food Lion Speed Street compared with an average Saturday, and some of those passengers did not pay after they were let on trains when rail platforms became overwhelmed. Normally, there are approximately 10,000 ...Read More »
Despite support from neighbors for a 20-acre redevelopment plan for Monroe Road between Idlewild and Conference roads, the city’s zoning staff has recommended denial of a rezoning petition for the project. Roy Goode, of Goode Development Corp. and Goode Properties, ...Read More »