Mecklenburg County

Jun 30, 2017

Mecklenburg County and Charlotte launch OpenCounter permitting tool

Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte have partnered to launch OpenCounter, an easy-to-use online tool for entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. OpenCounter is a […]

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, […]

Jan 9, 2015

RealtyTrac: 1 in 31 county homes owned by Wall St.

Institutional investors bought nearly 18 percent of all single-family homes sold in Mecklenburg County in 2012, and own one in every 31 homes in the county, one of the highest […]

Dec 29, 2014

Pineville opts out: Town declines to sign annexation agreement with Charlotte

The town of Pineville has opted not to renew a 30-year-old annexation agreement with the city of Charlotte meant to keep municipalities from fighting over unincorporated tracts in Mecklenburg County. […]

Dec 23, 2014

County seeking head of economic development

Mecklenburg County has hired Waters & Co., an executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of an economic development director. The position was posted on the county’s website Dec. […]

Oct 6, 2014

Baby boomer explosion

The elderly population in Mecklenburg County is set to explode over the next 25 years and beyond, bringing with it a host of new challenges to affordable housing, infrastructure and […]

Sep 3, 2014

Mecklenburg County to sell surplus equipment

Mecklenburg County will sell surplus equipment at an auction at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at 5550 Wilkinson Blvd. Items to be auctioned include dozens of cars, pickup trucks and vans, […]

Aug 29, 2014

Job site recycling proposal scrapped

Mecklenburg County has dropped its plan to expand a mandatory recycling program that would have included construction sites for single-family residential, commercial and multifamily projects. Last year, an advisory committee […]

Aug 26, 2014

Charlotte approves incentive deal for Sealed Air

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month that it’s moving its headquarters from New Jersey to Charlotte. The package approved […]

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 […]

Jun 6, 2014

Meck County changes online permitting process

CHARLOTTE – Residential contractors who go online to apply for Mecklenburg County building permits will have to change how they do it. Code Enforcement staffers who work the residential technical […]

Apr 25, 2014

N.C. more urban than in 2010

A report from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute says that North Carolina, historically a state of small towns, is becoming increasingly urban. Since 2010, Mecklenburg and Wake counties, home to […]

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