CHARLOTTE — Town house construction in Mecklenburg County is off to a rip-sawing start in 2013. The number of permits issued by the county for town houses in the first eight weeks of the year has almost doubled that from the same period in 2012, rising to 83 from 46. For the county, it’s the [...]
"All of these rules and regulations are well-intentioned, but it’s just gone too far -- despite my 'no' votes," Dulin said. "It’s added too much more costs to the costs of development, especially the tree ordinance and the post-development design guidelines."
CHARLOTTE — D.R. Horton is the busiest homebuilder in Mecklenburg County so far this year, with 22 building permits worth nearly $2.9 million awarded by the county for detached, single-family homes. Fourteen of those permits, or nearly two-thirds, are for homes in the new, mixed-use Vineyards on Lake Wylie subdivision off Old Dowd Road just [...]
CHARLOTTE — Some Charlotte-area homebuilders — both those headquartered here and in other states and countries — are starting off the new year with a bang by pulling numerous building permits. As of Thursday morning, Mecklenburg County has issued the national production builder Pulte Home Corp. and Charlotte-based Oakmont Home Builders nine permits apiece so [...]
The county’s homebuilders in November continued their 2012 surge past the previous year’s building permit figures, according to just-released monthly and year-to-date statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE — Pulte Homes plans to invest $1.64 million in building townhouses in two residential developments, according to Mecklenburg County building permits. On Friday, the county issued nine building permits to PulteGroup, a subsidiary of the Bloomfield, Mich.-based homebuilding giant, to build five two-story units in Park South Station and four in Stone Creek Ranch. Each of [...]
Pulte Homes is asking for a rezoning of about 6.9 acres at 9600 and 9700 Wade Ardey Road to build roughly 30 homes. The homebuilder, part of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based PulteGroup, is asking for the property to be rezoned from R-3 to R-6. That would allow a higher density of homes: up to 4.3 detached [...]
As it sits there now, The Farmstead in Rowan County is just another failed and abandoned subdivision. Developers Bill Thomas and John Fletcher had high hopes in 2007, when they paid about $2.5 million for the 120 acres in Granite Quarry, about 40 miles north of Charlotte. But then the economy soured, they lost their [...]
Robert Burkett thought he’d build up to 73 single-family homes in Park South Station in south Charlotte. Burkett, president of Concord-based J&B Development & Management, had planned to sell the homes at a higher price point, with the hopes of raising the values of neighboring homes. But his project is in limbo, as an amendment [...]
Jim Houston said he got a great deal when he bought a 3,600-square-foot house in March 2008 for $260,000. The house is in Fieldstone Farm, a subdivision in fast-growing Indian Trail, southeast of Charlotte in Union County. Houston and his family love the close-knit community, which has plenty of open green space and a clubhouse [...]