Patsy Kinsey

Mar 31, 2014

Cherry’s last stand? Historic neighborhood fights rezoning petition

CHARLOTTE – Cherry was founded in the late 1800s as Charlotte’s first workforce housing, a neighborhood for skilled and unskilled black laborers. That’s the history, and history is key to […]

Nov 27, 2013

Charlotte City Council approves funding for two affordable-housing communities

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council meeting on Monday night began with the pomp and circumstance of Mayor Patsy Kinsey’s State of the City address, her last meeting as the […]

Nov 6, 2013

Democrat Cannon elected mayor of Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Democrat Patrick Cannon was elected mayor of North Carolina’s largest city Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Edwin Peacock with 53 percent of the vote, compared to 47 percent for Peacock, according to […]

Oct 3, 2013

County appoints airport commissioners, rethinks Brooklyn Village development

Despite not yet having any real authority in the city, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport advisory commission last night gained its last four members. Interim Mayor Patsy Kinsey appointed three members and the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners appointed the final member, finalizing the 13-member oversight board.

Sep 20, 2013

Simon and Tanger break ground on outlet development

Simon Property Group Inc. and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. on Friday began construction last week on Charlotte Premium Outlets at Interstate 485 and Steele Creek Road.

Jul 22, 2013

Judge halts airport transfer

North Carolina legislators on Thursday completed their drive to strip the city of Charlotte of the airport it has run for more than 70 years, but hours later, a judge issued a temporary order blocking the move.

Jan 16, 2012

Show me yours and I’ll show you mine

During a December Charlotte City Council meeting, councilwoman Patsy Kinsey said she was “troubled” that the city’s Real Estate Services department doesn’t release appraisals of properties planned for condemnation. Instead, […]

Nov 1, 2011

How City Council members seeking re-election voted on real estate regs

Charlotte’s real estate community often cites three ordinances accused of making developing sites cumbersome and costly: the Urban Street Design Guidelines, the Post Construction Controls ordinance and the tree ordinance. […]

Jun 28, 2011

Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority given only $2.5M in face of concerns about agency

The Charlotte City Council has decided to award $2.5 million, rather than $10 million, to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, in a blow to the embattled tourism-booster group. The council […]

Jan 4, 2011

The sound and the fury

Brad Scorse and his business partner, Kevin Marcuce, are in a tough position. The two opened their restaurant, Kennedy’s Premium Bar and Grill, in the Elizabeth neighborhood at the corner […]

Nov 19, 2010

Neighborhoods brace for loss of libraries, schools, rec centers

Thanks to budget shortfalls, Mecklenburg County facilities, such as recreation centers, libraries and schools, have found themselves on the chopping block. In some neighborhoods, though, the impact is worse than […]

Nov 12, 2010

City’s role in affordable housing questioned

In Charlotte, affordable housing has lately been at the fore of the “What role should government play?” debate. When voting for bond proposals Nov. 2, residents showed support for the […]

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