development

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
Bert Fox / Charlotte Observer

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

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.

Flickr/Erik Cleves Kristensen

 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.  

The Surprising Story Of Charlotte's South End

Jun 10, 2013
Julie Rose

Some of the hottest restaurants and hippest gatherings in Charlotte are just beyond Uptown, in the neighborhood known as South End.  Developers have taken note: enough apartments are under construction to double South End's population by 2015. 

City leaders say it's a shining example of what transit can do. But there's so much more to the story.


City of Charlotte

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. WFAE's Julie Rose reports:

Interest Brewing For Vacant Eastland Mall

Jan 30, 2013
Julie Rose

Charlotte taxpayers may not know it, but they own a mall.  The city bought Eastland Mall  back in August for $13 million.  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 Julie Rose reports on the latest effort to bring Eastland Mall back to life.

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