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Demolition begins, paving way for South End apartments (access required)

Demolition begins, paving way for South End apartments <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

SOUTH END – Despite the developer’s website saying construction started this time last year, demolition crews have just begun tearing down the Simpson’s Lighting building, at Carson Street and South Boulevard in South End. Once the old brick-and-mortar building is ...

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South End by southwest (access required)

Call it what you want, but South End, which was largely carved out of an industrial, railroad-crossed section of westernmost Dilworth in the 1990s, when people thought developer Tony Pressley might be a little nutty, is now rapidly spreading far beyond the traditional boundaries of its historic district.

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City wants subsidized housing in transit corridors, but developers haven’t responded (access required)

City wants subsidized housing in transit corridors, but developers haven’t responded <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

In 2001, the city made a policy suggesting that of all apartment units within a half mile – walking distance – of public transit stations, 20 percent should be subsidized and available to those making no more than 60 percent of the area median income. But in the years since the light rail began stopping at the four main stations in South End – Bland Street, Carson Street, East/West and New Bern – developers haven’t lived up to the city’s hope.

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