Posted on 28 May 2013.
Saying Davidson’s Affordable Housing Ordinance isn’t working and needs to be updated, town officials have appointed a committee of developers and real estate salespeople to work with town staff on potential revisions to the rules.
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Posted in Business, East Davidson, Huntersville, Living with Growth, Neighborhoods, Planning & Development, Politics, real estate, Town Hall
Posted on 10 March 2013.
Here’s an architect’s drawing of the proposed Woodie’s Auto Service off Griffith Street. The project is the subject of a public hearing Tuesday.
Davidson commissioners on Monday are expected to vote to abandon the town’s 12-year-old Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, or APFO, originally passed to help the town pay for the effects of growth. The board also will hold a public hearing on a rezoning that would allow an auto service center off Griffith Street near the Community School of Davidson and Harris Teeter.
The meeting begins at 6pm at Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Exit 30 area, Planning & Development, real estate, Town Hall
Posted on 13 November 2012.
Davidson will add $223,000 to this year’s town budget to pay for a “needs list” of items from computers and servers to police radios to planning studies for parks and public safety. Commissioners unanimously approved the budget amendment at their meeting Tuesday night, where they also endorsed a new Economic Development Strategic Plan, and formally accepted two affordable housing grants totaling $200,000, of which $150,000 will allow the Davidson Housing Coalition to build two affordable apartments on Mock Circle. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Planning & Development, Town Hall, West side
Posted on 01 August 2012.
By DAVD BORAKS
Did Mecklenburg County’s 2011 property revaluation miss the mark? Amy Doughten thinks so: The county valued her Davidson condo at more than she can legally sell it for. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Neighborhoods, Planning & Development, real estate
Posted on 11 June 2012.
Over the past couple of years, nonprofit Community Housing Partners of Christiansburg, Va., has spent about $2 million to rehabilitate the 73-unit Oak Hill Apartments, a complex of low-income apartments just west of North Main Street. On Monday, residents and officials cut a ribbon to celebrate the end of that work, which preserved the town’s largest affordable rental housing property. Read the full story and see photos in REAL ESTATE & HOME»
Posted in Beaty-Watson-Armour area, Business, Nonprofit news, Planning & Development, Town Hall
Posted on 08 June 2012.
The Oak Hill Apartments are low-income housing off Beaty Street (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Town officials and the owners of the 73-unit Oak Hill Apartments off Beaty Street will cut a ribbon Monday morning to mark the long-awaited completion of renovations at the low-income apartment complex. The project has been five years in the making, and with town, state and federal help, has helped preserve one of the town’s few affordable rental housing options. Read the full story
Posted in Beaty-Watson-Armour area, Business, Calendar, Nonprofit news, Planning & Development, Town Hall
Posted on 04 February 2012.
Alex Phillips (left) of Restaurant X serves Davidson resident Margaret Goode. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Eight area restaurants brought their best soups Davidson College Saturday afternoon for the eighth annual Souper Bowl, a soup cook-off among local chefs that raises money for the Davidson Housing Coalition‘s HAMMERS emergency home repair program.
More than 400 diners were there, tasting the soups and picking winners in a variety of categories from most creative to best vegetarian. There also was a silent auction of pottery, jewelry and other art objects. And the Rusty Knox, Sands of Tyme, and Davidson College acapella groups provided musical accompaniment. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Davidson College, food, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville
Posted on 12 December 2011.
Commissioner Margo Williams and her dog Gracie on the steps of her Concord Road home last week. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
When Davidson Commissioners meet Tuesday night to take the oath of office for a new term, it will be the first time since 1995 that Margo Williams isn’t in the picture. As she steps down after eight terms, her unwavering and Texas-accented pleas for thoughtful planning, preserving Davidson’s unique character, and ensuring affordable housing will be absent. Read the full story
Posted in Davidson history, Downtown & old Davidson, Election 2011, Living with Growth, Nonprofit news, Planning & Development, Politics, Town Hall