JCB Urban

Dec 17, 2013

Four builders, three nonprofits, two veterans and a widow

A handful of homebuilding and development companies and a trio of nonprofits are pitching in to build and rehab homes in two Charlotte area suburbs for a soldier wounded in […]

Dec 16, 2013

Self-Help helps others, not itself: Durham-based national nonprofit works quietly to revitalize Grier Heights

CHARLOTTE – It takes a lot of self-help – lower-case – to revitalize a neighborhood like Grier Heights with affordable housing, and so far Self-Help – capitalized – has been […]

Oct 31, 2013

Elizabeth Heights program receives Wells Fargo grant

GRIER HEIGHTS – Wells Fargo & Co. on Monday gave $100,000 to a Charlotte nonprofit to help revitalize this historically black neighborhood near where East 7th Street becomes Monroe Road. […]

Oct 24, 2013

Nonprofits lift Elizabeth Heights

GRIER HEIGHTS – Elizabeth Heights, the affordable new neighborhood within this historically black neighborhood that is trying to free itself of a bad rep, is off to a ripsaw-roaring start […]

Apr 8, 2013

Revitalization project debuts in Grier Heights

CHARLOTTE — The first eight homes will open this week — three of which are already under contract — in Elizabeth Heights a planned, 36-house, urban-revitalization project in the distressed, historically […]

Jan 15, 2013

First 8 homes in Elizabeth Heights moving toward completion

Exterior construction is nearing completion and interior work is under way on the first eight homes of a planned 36-house urban revitalization project in Grier Heights, a distressed, historically black neighborhood in Charlotte.

Nov 19, 2012

JCB Urban, nonprofits partner to help neighborhood

The Elizabeth Heights homes — which will largely be three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath houses in the 1,500-square-foot range, according to building permits — will sell for about $110,000 to $130,000, said Don Gately, executive director of Crossroads Corp. for Affordable Housing.

Mar 1, 2011

Close, but no subdivision

The only house built in the Abersham subdivision in Davidson sits about a mile down Greenwold Drive, a road with no signs of normal everyday wear and tear like potholes […]

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