CHARLOTTE – Shelco, a Charlotte-based general contractor, has been permitted by Mecklenburg County to continue work on a nearly $14-million renovation project at Independence High School at 1967 Patriot Drive in Mint Hill. The county issued a permit last week, valued at $239,800, for Shelco to start work on replacing the visitor bleachers at the [...]
Ronald Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, is a man with a mission: to transform the 145-year-old historically black college into “Charlotte’s premier independent urban university.” The metamorphosis extends beyond the academic; it’s about bricks and mortar, too.
The April 15 groundbreaking for the new Mosaic Village complex on Charlotte’s west side was a festive affair with a marching band, marquee tent and business and political leaders galore — and an unofficial job fair for Charlotte’s minority contractors. The $16 million student housing, retail and parking project, on land owned by local automotive [...]