When Brenda Hayden first set her eyes on the foreclosed and defunct 22-unit apartment complex that Builders of Hope was considering transforming into an affordable-housing development in west Charlotte, one word came to mind: uninhabitable. Despite the squalor -- three people were squatting in the three blighted buildings on Rowan Street -- BOH bought the property in 2009 with a neighborhood stabilization grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said Hayden, Charlotte-area director of BOH, which is based in Raleigh.Read More »
Desks in hallways. File cabinets in bathrooms. It sounds like a dormitory after a night of hard partying. Actually, though, it's what Mecklenburg County district attorney's office was like before a renovation project expected to wrap up in the next few months.
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Shortly after after Whole Foods opened its first Charlotte store, Harris Teeter had its own news. The chain announced that it would convert two area Lowes Foods locations to concept stores carrying cigars, specialty cheeses and a large variety of wine and beer.Read More »
Carolinas Medical Center-University has been open for more than a quarter of a century and is the largest hospital in northern Mecklenburg County. But things get old after years of operations. Utilities need replacing. Facilities need updating.Read More »