CHARLOTTE — The City Council has approved spending millions of dollars in support of sports-related venues, including up to $600,000 for the NBA All-Star Game in early 2017. The council, meeting Monday evening, also approved releasing additional funds to renovate ...Read More »
NC legislature approves bill to end protest petitions
RALEIGH — A bill eliminating one outlet for North Carolina homeowners to protest local development has passed the General Assembly and is headed to the governor, where it will likely receive final approval. The House voted 82-28 Wednesday in favor of ...Read More »
Developers target retirees, transit-oriented projects: Rezoning requests submitted for residential and office mixed-use projects
CHARLOTTE – Developers are betting on the booming rental market, with several filing rezoning requests with the city to add apartments across Charlotte. Others are promoting townhome and single-family construction, both with and without mixed uses. The largest project by ...
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Rock Hill approves agreements for Knowledge Park redevelopment
ROCK HILL — The city could break ground on the first phase of its Knowledge Park redevelopment project as early as the end of the year, now that it’s put to rest a revised finance agreement with York County. Knowledge ...
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N.C. House passes bill for residential builders
The N.C. House of Representatives has passed a bill reducing the tax residential builders owe on unsold inventory. House Bill 168 bill is now in the Senate for consideration. The bill seeks to exempt from tax a property’s increased value ...Read More »
Urban sprawl slowing: Mecklenburg, Iredell among the nation’s 5 best in controlling it
WASHINGTON — Mecklenburg and Iredell counties are among the five counties nationwide that have best controlled urban sprawl since the mid-1990s, according to a new study. Once the signature of an era of pell-mell development, American sprawl has slowed to ...Read More »
House rules: Legislature eliminates municipal authority to regulate home design
Towns around Charlotte and the state would have to reassess development ordinances and design standards for single-family housing should a bill passed by the legislature this week become law. The N.C. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 25, ...
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Knowledge Park Leadership Group weighs transportation options
ROCK HILL — City officials and community leaders continue exploring viable transportation options for the city’s Knowledge Park project ahead of a York County Council decision that will determine some of the project’s funding. The Knowledge Park Leadership Group, a ...
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Cornelius tries again for I-77 toll-lane derailment
CORNELIUS — The town’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to adopt a resolution asking that the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Interstate 77 toll-road contract with a Spanish developer be terminated immediately. The board also requested that the heavily trafficked ...
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Council scales back proposed increases for 5 fees; most development fees set to rise
Development service fees are still set to increase in fiscal year 2016, but the City Council recently indicated they favor a lesser increase on five fee hikes than was proposed by City Manager Ron Carlee several weeks ago. Carlee proposed ...Read More »