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Renovation Report: Southside Homes (access required)

At Southside Homes, 136 units are getting roofing improvements.  Photo by Payton Guion

The Charlotte Housing Authority is the city’s public-housing organization responsible for putting roofs over the heads of people who may otherwise have trouble affording a place to live in the city. The thing about putting roofs over heads, though, is that those roofs must be in good condition.

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Charlotte plans to demolish Eastland Mall (access required)

The city of Charlotte is likely to tear down the empty shell of Eastland Mall, despite one developer asking for a delay.   Photo by Payton Guion

With little fanfare, the city has decided to squash the hollow shell of Eastland Mall, in response to the perceived needs of the two developers who have been shortlisted to remake the 80-acre site. But Bert Hesse, CEO of Studio Charlotte Development, one of the developers considered for Eastland redevelopment, said city officials would be smart to hold off on the demolition, adding that, in doing so, they could save some money and possibly a piece of the storied mall.

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