Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Oct 27, 2015

Eastland redevelopment moves forward

Despite a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Committee recommendation against building a K-8 school at the former Eastland Mall, the Charlotte City Council gave a nod to its staff’s plans to continue negotiating […]

May 21, 2015

City proposes a more detailed plan for Eastland Mall property

CHARLOTTE — The city hopes to turn the former Eastland Mall site into a transit-oriented, mixed-use hub that will suite both public and private interests. A concept for the site, […]

Aug 14, 2014

Charlotte competing to save energy

CHARLOTTE – The City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are competing in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s energy-saving competition. More than 5,500 buildings and more than 100 teams […]

Apr 20, 2014

RENOVATION REPORT: Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences

CHARLOTTE – The school on Hawthorne Lane, north of Central Avenue, has been repurposed several times over the years. It’s been a junior high school and a traditional high school. […]

Apr 3, 2014

County OK’s $317.7 million in capital expenditures through fiscal 2018

CHARLOTTE – The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners gave final approval Tuesday night for $317.7 million in capital projects that were initially presented to the board last summer. The capital […]

Dec 23, 2013

O Mobilfunkmast, O Mobilfunkmast! Your wires green appall them

MATTHEWS – As Christmas approaches, attention naturally turns to evergreens, be they natural or fake. This year in Matthews, some of that attention has been diverted to one particular proposed […]

Aug 6, 2013

Renovation Report: Myers Park High School

Visitors to Myers Park Mustangs home football games this season will notice quite a bit has changed on the away side of the field since last season. But the pigskin-related renovations are just a piece of a three-phase, roughly $14.4 million construction project at the high school.

Apr 5, 2013

Standardized Pest?

While an improving economy has given Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools the confidence to restart construction projects that stalled during the recession, its board members foresee hardships caused by the ranking system that gives county government control over the scheduling of school projects. After voters approved a $516 million bond package in 2007, the district ramped up construction and spent m[...]

Mar 8, 2013

Turner Construction doing $15M renovations at Garinger High

CHARLOTTE – New York-based Turner Construction was chosen as the general contractor on a $15 million renovation project at Garinger High School in northeast Charlotte, according to Mecklenburg County building […]

Mar 8, 2012

Smart growth: School construction projects on the rise in Mecklenburg County

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have been given the OK from the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners to move forward with construction projects that have been in the pipeline for months.

Dec 27, 2011

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools may get 2.8 acre donation

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission’s Planning Committee will wait until next month to decide if it will recommend that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools accept a 2.8 acre parcel, essentially for free.

Sep 15, 2011

The Tuesday Interview: Dennis LaCaria, CMS director of facilities planning and real estate

Age: 39 Lives in: south Charlotte Family: divorced; children, Stefan, 18, Nathan, 16 Education: Did not attend college As director of facilities planning and real estate for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Dennis […]

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