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Cherry’s last stand? Historic neighborhood fights rezoning petition (access required)

Cherry’s last stand? Historic neighborhood fights rezoning petition <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – Cherry was founded in the late 1800s as Charlotte’s first workforce housing, a neighborhood for skilled and unskilled black laborers. That’s the history, and history is key to the present and future of the city’s second-oldest traditionally black ...

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Charlotte City Council approves funding for two affordable-housing communities (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council meeting on Monday night began with the pomp and circumstance of Mayor Patsy Kinsey’s State of the City address, her last meeting as the head of city government. Mayor-elect Patrick Cannon and the new ...

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Democrat Cannon elected mayor of Charlotte (access required)

CHARLOTTE — Democrat Patrick Cannon was elected mayor of North Carolina’s largest city Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Edwin Peacock with 53 percent of the vote, compared to 47 percent for Peacock, according to unofficial results. The results were released by the Mecklenburg County ...

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County appoints airport commissioners, rethinks Brooklyn Village development (access required)

Despite not yet having any real authority in the city, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport advisory commission last night gained its last four members. Interim Mayor Patsy Kinsey appointed three members and the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners appointed the final member, finalizing the 13-member oversight board.

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How City Council members seeking re-election voted on real estate regs (access required)

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 ...

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Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority given only $2.5M in face of concerns about agency

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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