development http://wfae.org en Cabela's Announces Plans For Fort Mill Store http://wfae.org/post/cabelas-announces-plans-fort-mill-store <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">If you like to hunt, fish, hike, or camp, you’re probably familiar with Cabela’s. But right now, the closest Cabela’s store is in West Virginia. The company announced Wednesday that that's about to change.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:25:45 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 41389 at http://wfae.org Cabela's Announces Plans For Fort Mill Store City Makes First Land Purchase From Tree Mitigation Fund http://wfae.org/post/city-makes-first-land-purchase-tree-mitigation-fund <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>For the last two years, as part of its ordinance, the city of Charlotte has given some developers the option of saving a portion of the trees on their property or to pay.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fund they pay into now has more than half-a-million dollars. And the city just made its first land purchase using some of that money.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:11:21 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 40089 at http://wfae.org City Makes First Land Purchase From Tree Mitigation Fund Apartments Or Automall? Council Considers North Charlotte Plan Near Light Rail Corridor http://wfae.org/post/apartments-or-automall-council-considers-north-charlotte-plan-near-light-rail-corridor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A complex of four or five auto dealerships is being proposed for 40 acres of land near where the new light rail will run through University City.</p><p>On Monday night, the Charlotte City Council will hold a public hearing on a <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/planning/Rezoning/RezoningPetitions/2013Petitions/Pages/2013-052.aspx" target="_blank">proposal to rezone the property</a>, which is currently approved for apartments, not auto sales. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:38:58 +0000 Julie Rose 35318 at http://wfae.org Apartments Or Automall? Council Considers North Charlotte Plan Near Light Rail Corridor The Surprising Story Of Charlotte's South End http://wfae.org/post/surprising-story-charlottes-south-end <p>Some of the hottest restaurants and hippest gatherings in Charlotte are just beyond Uptown, in the neighborhood known as South End.&nbsp; Developers have taken note: enough apartments are under construction to double South End's population by 2015.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City leaders say it's a shining example of what transit can do. But there's so much more to the story.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:47:24 +0000 Julie Rose 28825 at http://wfae.org The Surprising Story Of Charlotte's South End Charlotte Offers New Incentive To Build Affordable Housing http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-offers-new-incentive-build-affordable-housing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City leaders believe Charlotte has a shortage of housing that's affordable to families making less than $54,000 a year. Monday night, the city council is expected to approve a new zoning ordinance aimed at changing that. </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose reports:</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:13:04 +0000 Julie Rose 21548 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Offers New Incentive To Build Affordable Housing Interest Brewing For Vacant Eastland Mall http://wfae.org/post/interest-brewing-vacant-eastland-mall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte taxpayers may not know it, but they own a mall.&nbsp; The city bought </span>Eastland Mall &nbsp;back in August for $13 million.&nbsp; When it opened in 1975, it was the largest mall in North Carolina. Then came a decade of steady decline. By 2010 it was completely vacant. WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose reports on the latest effort to bring </span>Eastland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mall back to life.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:59:03 +0000 Julie Rose 20445 at http://wfae.org Interest Brewing For Vacant Eastland Mall After Much Debate, Council Awards Carolina Theatre To Foundation http://wfae.org/post/after-much-debate-council-awards-carolina-theatre-foundation <p>The City Council decided the fate of the Carolina Theatre&nbsp;Monday night, awarding it to the non-profit Foundation for the Carolinas for $1, over a competing, half-million dollar bid. The historic venue has fallen into disrepair since closing in the 1970s, but its sits on prime Uptown real estate.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:28:24 +0000 Ben Bradford 17881 at http://wfae.org After Much Debate, Council Awards Carolina Theatre To Foundation