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From Trash to Treasure: Reclaiming Contaminated Property

May 13, 2024

As North Carolina transitioned to a 21st-century economy, many former industrial and commercial sites were left behind. These sites, often former factories, mills, and fleet maintenance locations, may have soil or groundwater that has been contaminated by one or more … Read more

Follow Procedures Prior to Acquiring Property for Redevelopment

March 15, 2016

The Town of Renewville has ambitious redevelopment plans for several key—but tired and/or underdeveloped—properties along its Main Street. As we know from a prior post examining the limited situations in which a local government may discuss property acquisition in closed … Read more

Sidewalk Dining: Some Questions and Answers

September 13, 2013

Imagine a balmy autumn evening. You and your family or friends have plans to go out for dinner. The restaurant that you have in mind offers you the chance to grab a table outdoors on the sidewalk. Have you ever … Read more

Valid Cash Incentive or Illegal Tax Rebate?

October 28, 2009

One news outlet reported that in exchange for constructing a data center in North Carolina, Apple Inc. will be reimbursed by North Carolina local governments for “50 percent of tax revenue on real estate property — buildings and land — … Read more