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Sep 5, 2013

NoDa mill nears finishing stage: New developer is ready to start work at Mecklenburg Mill

A Boston-based nonprofit developer is planning to start renovations on a historic textile mill within a month, after a years-long effort by the city of Charlotte to convert the building into affordable apartments.

Oct 11, 2012


Bob Nixon owns less than an acre of land at Anderson and North Davidson streets in the NoDa neighborhood. He’d like to redevelop it — into what he doesn’t know yet — but he said the blighted masses that are the Johnston and Mecklenburg mills, roughly three blocks from his land, have made him reluctant to do anything with his property.

Oct 4, 2012

Millions for a mill

Robert Fossi expected some labor pains as his company oversaw the rebirth of the Mecklenburg and Johnston mills.

Apr 2, 2012

TCB seeks rezoning for NoDa mills

Plans for extending the Lynx light-rail line have the new owners of Johnston and Mecklenburg mills in NoDa looking for a rezoning that would take advantage of the transit system.

Jun 3, 2011

Redeveloping the area’s textile mills can come with snags

The Charlotte area could soon see two more historic textile mills undergo a facelift and go from vacant to back in use. Plans are under way to restore and renovate […]

Apr 4, 2011

Developers take pass on upsetting $1.2M bid for mills

With no one challenging The Community Builders’ upset bid of $1.24 million, the Washington, D.C.-based affordable-housing developer is now poised to take ownership of two historic NoDa mills that are […]

Apr 1, 2011

Five years from home

Carletta Jackson wants to move back to the home that she was kicked out of. It happened in 2006, on Mother’s Day weekend. Jackson had just come home from work […]

Mar 25, 2011

NoDa mills bidding war goes into round 6

The Community Builders Inc. submitted another upset bid Thursday for two historic NoDa mills that are to be developed into a residential project, part of which will include affordable housing. […]

Mar 14, 2011

Bidding war for NoDa mills rages on

Eligible bidders for two historic NoDa Mills have until March 24 to come up with at least $1.24 million to stay in the running. The bidding war is now in round […]

Mar 9, 2011

Round 3 in NoDa mills bidding war could become round 4 come Monday

Now in round three, the bidding war for two historic NoDa mills will go into round four if companies file upset bids Monday to redevelop the properties. The Community Builders […]

Feb 22, 2011

Upset bids submitted for NoDa mills

A bidding war for two historic mills in Charlotte’s North Davidson Street area is now in its second round after three companies submitted upset bids Monday. Last week, The Community […]

Feb 18, 2011

Deadline looms for challengers to upset NoDa mills low bidder

A trio of local companies has until Monday to submit upset bids for two historic Charlotte mills the city put up for sale last month. Earlier this week The Community […]

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