Government and Politics

May 12, 2015

City offered $13.3M upset bid for uptown tract

The city of Charlotte has received an upset bid of $13.32 million for an uptown parcel of land that had been slated for sale to Atlanta-based Pollack Shores Development. The […]

May 12, 2015

Rezonings sought for YMCA, apartments, homes

CHARLOTTE — An expanded YMCA, an 850 unit apartment and housing development, condominiums, an apartment redevelopment and storage units are all on the rezoning agenda for city officials. The City […]

May 11, 2015

Court rules against Matthews in road dispute

MATTHEWS – The state Court of Appeals has ruled against the town in a two-decade legal battle over a portion of a street easement on Home Place, which connects to […]

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May 8, 2015

Fees slated to take a hike: City counting on increased development service charges to fight budget deficit

CHARLOTTE – Increases in regulatory service fees that could bring in an additional $1.4 million to help offset about $21.7 million in revenue losses were presented last week to the […]

May 8, 2015

Vision for N. Tryon corridor emerges

CHARLOTTE – A vision for the revitalization of the North Tryon Street corridor is beginning to take shape: a dense, walkable mixed-use urban neighborhood. The revitalization is being led by […]

May 7, 2015

Bills still in play: Proposed legislation would change how business of development is done

Revisions to the way the government acquires property for highway construction or other projects, changes in the way property insurance rates are reviewed, the reinstatement of tax credits for the […]

May 3, 2015

Making tracks: Developers look northeast and northwest as plans progress for streetcar, Blue Line extensions

Development along the Lynx Blue Line extension is ramping up in anticipation of it coming online, and the second phase of the Gold Line streetcar is likely to receive federal […]

Apr 24, 2015

Code Enforcement presents restructuring plan to BDC

CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County’s Code Enforcement Department is reorganizing its inspector teams in order to target complex inspection projects and to align teams with state building codes. Jeff Griffin, manager […]

Apr 22, 2015

Foundation for the Carolinas requests funding for Carolina Theatre restoration

CHARLOTTE – The Foundation for the Carolinas has asked the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners to contribute $3.7 toward the restoration of the Carolina Theatre as part of a larger […]

Apr 21, 2015

Rezoning Roundup: Golf complex, hotel planned for I-485 and Arrowood

CHARLOTTE — The City Council and its staff will review several new rezoning requests over the coming months, with public hearings scheduled for June 15 on each proposal. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg […]

Apr 21, 2015

Charlotte approves 194-acre mixed-use project

CHARLOTTE — The City Council approved several rezoning petitions Monday, giving a nod to a 194-acre Lincoln Harris mixed-use project and a townhome development by David Weekley Homes, both in […]

Apr 20, 2015

City mulls slashes to $21.7M deficit, including development fee increases

The city of Charlotte continues to hash out proposals on reducing the $21.7 million budget deficit it faces next year, with ideas ranging from slashing spending to raising property taxes […]

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