A pair of pedigreed multifamily players are partnering to form a new, Charlotte-based entity that is already at work on a 292-unit apartment complex in Raleigh, premiering its aspirations to enter several fast-growing Southeastern U.S. markets.
In 2007, the Urban Land Institute published a report on what should happen with Eastland Mall.
According to the plan, "Reinventing the Eastland Mall," the site, and surrounding area, would benefit from a mixed-use redevelopment featuring retail and community spaces and a residential component.
The widening of Independence Boulevard has extinguished some Charlotte businesses, thanks to the impact the construction has had on traffic. Plans call for Independence to be widened in Matthews, too, raising concerns about whether the days are numbered for businesses, such as those in Windsor Square.
Energy-efficient, or “green,” buildings seem to be all the rage these days. But high rents in energy-efficient buildings can make them unattractive to tenants.
The controversial Independence Boulevard area plan passed unanimously during a Charlotte City Council meeting Monday. Among other things, transit has been a source of debate over the plan. The transit plan created by the Metropolitan Transit Commission includes bus rapid transit for the boulevard. But there has been a push for light-rail transit in the area. [...]
The adoption of the Independence Boulevard area plan was stalled Tuesday when a committee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission asked planners to consider making revisions. One of the main areas of concern was the number of transit stations along the corridor. The committee asked Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department staff to consider lowering the number of transit stations from [...]