With the ground already broken and funding approved for the 9.3-mile, $1.16 billion Lynx Blue Line Extension, the wheels are in motion for the light rail trains to go as far north as UNCC by 2017. But that’s only if the city doesn’t get in its own way in the process. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department on July 22 filed a petition, asking to change the zoning on more than 11 acres in University City to accommodate the development and construction of a park-and-ride station.Read More »
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Residents of Brookline are getting a lot more than they anticipated, after the Charlotte City Council on Monday night approved a rezoning request that will allow a new developer to build up to 324 apartment units in the formerly single-family-only community, which is off Reames and Lakeview roads in the Northlake neighborhood.Read More »
In a town that regularly rejects development projects, Antiquity LLC’s proposal to alter its plans to add 80,000 square feet of retail to its new-urbanist, mixed-use residential development sailed through the arduous planning process in a relatively quick four months.Read More »
State senators have put forward a “regulatory reform” bill that, in contrast to the one proposed by the N.C. House, would preserve the rights that property owners have to formally protest a rezoning. The wide-ranging measure, approved Friday by the Senate on a 26-7 vote, omits language suggested by the House that would repeal protest-petition rights that have been in place since 1923.Read More »
Rezoning roundup: City Council approves huge church campus, defers residential switch in zombie subdivision
The City Council on Monday evening gave several “Ayes” to a variety of projects across the city, while not handing out a single “No” and also deferring a few rezoning decisions at its zoning meeting.Read More »
The plan goes like this: Let another homebuilding/development company do the local-government legwork, buy the property pre-entitled. Then, as another homebuilder/developer, put in the infrastructure, develop the lots and build the houses yourself.Read More »
The Charlotte Premium Outlets mall planned for unincorporated southwest Mecklenburg County took another step toward construction Monday when the proposal won unanimous rezoning approval from the Charlotte City Council. The council on Monday also without dissent approved a separate request by the same landowner, Steele Creek Limited Partnership, for a nearby industrial/office park.
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One the nation’s premier homebuilders was being humiliated by the Charlotte City Council; worse, PulteGroup was on the verge of losing a rare and potentially lucrative opportunity. But Pulte bounced back this week from January’s nasty public scolding to win a unanimous City Council endorsement of a rezoning case that would allow development and building on a patch of scarce land in booming and nearly built-out south Charlotte.
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HUNTERSVILLE — The entitlement process will begin April 1 for a church’s plan to rezone a 6.8-acre tract of land at 12340 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, at Reese Boulevard, just off Interstate 77. The Huntersville Planning Department has just scheduled the ...Read More »