The City of Charlotte has a new permanent planning director, after three years without one.  Taiwo Jaiyeoba starts on Jan. 16. 

Mooresville residents lined up to speak at a Mooresville public hearing June 5 about the mixed-used development.
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Development is booming again in the Lake Norman area. The recession that began in 2008 killed or delayed many projects. But now, new projects are going up from Huntersville to Mooresville. Some residents don't like it - and they're using social media and protests to pressure local officials. Votes are planned this week on two such developments - Monday night in Mooresville and Tuesday night in Davidson. WFAE host Mark Rumsey talked with reporter David Boraks, who has been following the projects.

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte is once again a theater without a stage. The group thought they were close to securing a new location…but as WFAE’s Sarah Delia reports, that’s now a no-go.

Enormous Development Planned Between Airport and Catawba River

Mar 29, 2016

Two Charlotte development companies unveiled a plan Tuesday to transform a large swath of mostly wooded land between the city’s airport and the Catawba River into thousands of homes, a major office district, shops, hotels, parks and a waterfront – a plan comparable in scale to Ballantyne.

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Charlotte’s city council approved the zoning for a mixed-use development in the historically African-American Cherry community Monday night after voting down the same project last week. 

Developers presented much of the same design for the Cherry project to council members. It calls for up to 300 residential units with ground level retail, a 225-room hotel and a 7,000 square-foot parking lot to be built on two acres at Baxter Street and Kings Drive. There’s just one small change. The height of the building was reduced from 106 feet to 100 feet.

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Monday night was an open mic night of sorts at the Charlotte City Council. It was the public’s chance to have their say on the city manager’s proposed budget. It includes an increase in property taxes and cuts to city services. 

There wasn’t a flood of angry protesters lamenting cuts to the city’s 311 service last night. In fact just eight people spoke to the council last night. The speakers broke down into one of three categories.

South End Pepsi Bottling Site Pushed For Big Mixed-Use Redevelopment

Feb 2, 2015
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The Pepsi bottling complex on South Boulevard is being marketed as a potential major mixed-use site for redevelopment, adding to the building boom in South End.

Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer is marketing the 5.2-acre property at New Bern Street and South Boulevard, as well as a 0.9-acre parcel a block north, at Poindexter Drive. Both sites are owned by Charlotte Bottling LLC, a company affiliated with privately held Pepsi Bottling Ventures.

Cabela's Announces Plans For Fort Mill Store

Dec 18, 2013

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.

Cabela's is buying 20 acres in Fort Mill, just off of I-77 near Carowinds, where it plans to build a new store.

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 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. 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.

Julie Rose

 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.

On Monday night, the Charlotte City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposal to rezone the property, which is currently approved for apartments, not auto sales.