Tag Archives: Patsy Kinsey

Cherry’s last stand? Historic neighborhood fights rezoning petition (access required)

1723 Main Street, a 1952 triplex with a view of the uptown Charlotte skyline, would be demolished to make way for The Grove at Cherry project, which would bring 39 market-rate single-family homes and four affordable duplex units to Charlotte’s Cherry neighborhood. Photo by Tony Brown

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 the present and future of the city’s second-oldest traditionally black ...

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County appoints airport commissioners, rethinks Brooklyn Village development (access required)

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.

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Show me yours and I’ll show you mine (access required)

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, it’s more “Show me yours, and I’ll show you mine.” ...

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How City Council members seeking re-election voted on real estate regs (access required)

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. Residential design standards for single-family homes in the city have ...

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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 is expected to vote July 25 on the remainder of ...

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