Category Archives: Multi-Family

Charlotte’s Plan to Increase the Planting of Trees

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According to the Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte currently has a plan in motion to plant 15,000 trees every year to reach a tree-canopy goal of 50% coverage by 2050. The 15,000 annual trees are in addition to the 10,000 already planted every year by the city and volunteers.

TreesCharlotte, a public-private partnership, is working on achieving that tree-canopy goal.  Even though in 2008, an American Forests survey showed Charlotte already had 46% coverage, TreeCharlotte is attempting to get that percentage up much higher, because the trees in Charlotte is an amazing asset for the city.  Trees are extremely beneficial to the community, because they improve air quality, cool urban areas, reduce noise and conserve energy.  TreesCharlotte is trying to increase those benefits and reach their tree-canopy goal by partnering with neighborhood groups and communities across Charlotte.  This program is called NeighborWoods, which is “designed to replenish and sustain tree canopy, while offering instruction on proper tree care and maintenance”.

A NeighborWoods project gets the community involved, where residents plant trees on their own properties, while also helping their neighbors. TreesCharlotte provides volunteers to help with the events and they take care of organizing them as well. They also provide the planting designs, trees, mulch, all tools and tree experts to help with the planting and maintenance.

These NeighborWoods projects can’t happen without sufficient interest from the community, and TreesCharlotte will typically try to work in areas that want to plant at least 100 trees. Now is the time to get your own neighborhood involved and join a city-wide movement to make our city a healthier place.

The Pace of Business is On the Rise

Business challenges we all face when responding to change. Research by Progress Software/Economist Intelligence research showed some interesting statistics regarding the shifting business landscape around us.  The statistics show that the pace of business is the on the rise, and the top three factors causing this change over the past five years are the volatile…Continue Reading

A&K Painting Company’s JobNet™

A&K Painting Co. JobNet™ = Better Service, Better Property Security & Safety for CRE Personnel At A&K Painting Company, we constantly work to provide our customers with the best service available.  We accomplish our goal in part by keeping our technology current and our project managers, foreman and all employees properly trained and educated in…Continue Reading

Historic South End, Silos and Rail Trail

On October 21, 1852, the first railroad train arrived in Charlotte, which may have been the most important event in the city’s history.  Innovative funding by the business community and townsfolk made the line possible and the railroad train’s arrival spawned an imaginative leadership and innovative movement that contributed to making South End what it…Continue Reading

Americans with Disabilities Act and Restriping Parking Lots

Americans with Disabilities don’t need any more hurdles to overcome than they already face, especially in their everyday lives and this includes attempting to visit a place of business.  The Americans with Disabilities Act takes this into consideration and has set requirements for businesses that are restriping their parking lots.  According to the U.S. Department…Continue Reading