Year: 2023

The Design Center in Charlotte’s Historic South End

The Design Center in Charlotte’s Historic South End

Located in Charlotte’s historic South End, the Design Center Charlotte, NC brings a fresh retail experience to this bustling neighborhood. LandDesign incorporated the existing mill structures with new development, giving each a unique identity that’s authentic to historic South End.

Local goods are available at the Charlotte Collective, Girl Tribe, and Glory Days Apparel. Don’t miss New Foundation, a 4,000 sq. ft. floor by Charlotte artist Laura Sutthoff.

The Atrium

Located in the heart of South End, this 4.5-acre retail and dining destination reimagines the modern shopping experience. LandDesign’s design aims to provide shoppers with an authentic, pedestrian-oriented experience that celebrates the area’s historic and industrial character. The landscape’s open spaces and merchandising strategy guide visitors through the space, from plazas to nooks, to specialty retail and restaurants.

The site’s historic buildings were built in the 1920s as Nebel Co’s first Knitting Mill and are recognizable by the water tower that stands as the building’s trademark. Asana’s plans are to retain and highlight most of the existing structures, a welcome departure from Charlotte’s typical knock-down-and-rebuild approach.

Beck provided design, architecture, and equipment planning for Pappas Properties and Atrium Health’s new Center City Medical Office Buildings in midtown Charlotte. By prefabricating the patient rooms, they were able to save $10 million dollars in construction costs and open three months ahead of schedule. The design also helped reduce fuel and emissions, site disturbances, weather delays, and construction worker risk.

The Gallery

The Gallery offers the latest selection of today’s most sought-after finishes. From modern kitchen cabinets to stylish bathroom fixtures, the selections here will help you create a home that is truly your own.

You’ll also find a rug showroom and fabrics for bed and bath linens, window treatments, and more. Plus, you can get professional design services to make your new home look just the way you envisioned.

The Gallery exhibits solo and group shows by path-breaking regional and national artists. Exhibitions run throughout the year and are free of charge.

The Studio

In this state-of-the-art glassworking space, artists and students find the freedom to experiment and take risks with glass, allowing them to create and make discoveries that push the boundaries of the medium. Located at the Corning Museum of Glass, Studio workspaces are equipped for furnace working, flameworking, kiln working, and cold working.

Originally built in the 1920s as Nebel Knitting Mill, the building’s signature water tower still stands as a symbol of its historic past. The Studio is home to several different workspaces and a mix of retail and restaurants.

Dedicated to connecting community members with planning and urban design resources, the South End Studio is an integral component of the City of Charlotte’s Placemaking Program. Jacob is passionate about creating a more livable, equitable, and sustainable city alongside residents. When not in the office he enjoys walking along streets that are designed for people, and eating mulberries and garlic from his garden in western North Carolina.

The Garden

Located on the historic site of the Nebel Knitting Mill in South End Charlotte, the Design District has established itself as a neighborhood destination for retail and dining. Bordering key transportation pathways, the 4.5-acre center is an authentic and pedestrian-oriented experience that proves traditional brick-and-mortar retail can thrive in today’s e-commerce world.

Parachute Home and Interior Define have both snapped up space in the re-imagined Design Center, where they will join existing tenants and the city’s new HQ for the Charlotte Urban Design Center. The city’s new studio consolidates planning and urban design consultation, project management, and community engagement services under one roof.

Erin is a project manager who is committed to creating places that are more livable, equitable, and sustainable alongside her community partners. She has a BA in Architecture, MA in Urban Design, and BS in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. When she’s not buried in spreadsheets, you can find her riding bikes with her family or enjoying the outdoors.

North Carolina Homeowners Association Board of Directors

North Carolina Homeowners Association Board of Directors

North Carolina law affords substantial deference to an association’s governing documents, including the declaration and bylaws. Unless in conflict with the NCPCA, these documents are presumed to be enforceable under their terms.

Board members are answerable to homeowners through removal proceedings and elections at member meetings, following the procedures outlined in the declaration or bylaws. Amendment of the declaration, termination of the community, and decisions relating to board members’ qualifications, powers, or terms may only be made upon member approval.

In 1999, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the Planned Community Act (PCA) which provides a number of legal protections for owners in North Carolina planned communities. Prior to the PCA, these communities were governed solely by the Developer’s Declaration of Restrictive Covenants and Association Bylaws which often failed to address key issues governing community governance.

In addition, provisions were frequently slanted in favor of the Developer. For example, the Sugar Hill HOA’s 1997 and 2012 Declarations allowed the Association to charge lots owned by individuals who purchased contiguous lots from Mountain Creek Land Company on a per-lot basis without having to get prior owner approval.

In addition, the PCA allows a community declaration to be amended by an affirmative vote of at least 67% of owners in the association or any smaller majority if the declaration specifies. This mechanism gives owners a degree of control over the budget that many pre-1999 communities lack.

A homeowners association is governed by a series of governing documents. These documents outline the responsibilities of the HOA, and they are designed to circumscribe how much power the it can have.

The first document is the Articles of Incorporation, which are needed to create the community. This document has little impact on the everyday operation of the HOA, and it is not something that most Board members will want to review regularly.

The second governing document is the bylaws of the association, which are usually adopted shortly after the Articles of Incorporation are approved. This document sets out the responsibilities of the Board and members, and it also gives them the power to establish rules and regulations for the community.

All property owner associations in North Carolina must have regular Board meetings and at least one annual membership meeting to transact association business. These meetings are governed by applicable law and the governing documents of the association.

The Board may also call special meetings of the entire membership when an issue arises that is not addressed by the Board or the annual meeting. For example, a board may need to remove a board member, deal with a special assessment, or address an emergency situation.

AMSHOA members must receive notice of such meetings and vote on issues proposed by the board. The notice must describe the date, time, and place of the meeting, along with the items on the agenda. These include the general nature of any proposed amendment to the association’s Declaration or Bylaws, any budget changes, or any proposal to remove a director or officer.

The executive board is an important committee for an association, and it’s usually responsible for the association’s budget. It is also responsible for determining and enforcing any community rules or policies that affect homeowners’ lives.

The board must be able to conduct its business without relying on members for input. It is also responsible for creating and updating governing documents.

The board often goes into closed session for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s to discuss controversial topics, such as a proposed rule change. Other times, it may be to conduct business by telephone or e-mail. It’s important for the board to consider whether it’s appropriate and what governing documents and state statutes say about it before going into a closed session. This will prevent costly litigation in the future.

Removing a board member from your association’s executive board can be a useful and effective tool for managing an issue or concern that might otherwise prove impossible to resolve. However, the process varies depending on the applicable state law and your development’s governing documents.

In general, removing a member is an option only when you have a good reason for doing so. This is typically when a board member’s actions are jeopardizing the operation of your HOA or community, or are acting in a way that violates any one or more of its governing documents.

The removal process typically requires the approval of a majority of the homeowners in your development. This must be accomplished in accordance with the required procedures under your state’s laws and your development’s governing documents, including prior notice, special meetings, quorum, and proxy voting requirements.