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Market forces out workers (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Julie Porter has spoken to teachers and nurses’ aides who live as far away as Gastonia and Stanly and commute to south Charlotte daily. Porter, the president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, said they can’t afford housing near ...

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Riding the Crest: Student housing developer has found a way to grow while keeping costs low (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Campus Crest in 2004 didn’t own and hadn’t built a single residential bed. Nine years later, the Charlotte-based student housing developer is approaching 50,000 beds in 87 student-specific apartment communities, spread across 25 states. The company is also ...

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Middle class morass (access required)

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While the Charlotte real estate market remains affordable relative to many other U.S. markets, there is growing evidence that many middle class, professional families cannot afford to buy a home.

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Bright ideas: UNCC professor enlightens Charlotte building design (access required)

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Daylight is good. Builders, developers and architects don’t need a longhair professor with fancy gadgets and computer programs to tell them that the sun is handy for construction workers to see with, that it is a major reason why windows exist, that it warms and illuminates the insides of structures.

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Apartment plans draw backlash (access required)

To University Investments Group, the site at University City Boulevard and Mallard Creek Road would be a good place to build 250 apartments for college students. But to some nearby businesspeople, it’s a harebrained idea when, they say, there aren’t enough grocery stores and pharmacies nearby to service the people who would live in the apartments. Plus, critics say, the proposed 90-foot-tall tower would not fit in with the area.

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