Apparently we have to wait a bit longer for a final answer to the state’s million dollar question: can schools be funded by assessing developers an “impact fee.”?  The latest non-answer was recently published in the N.C. Supreme Court’s non-decision in the Cary-originated Amward Homes case.

             I’ve covered this issue in numerous previous posts, including

             My June 9 post on solar farms (“Destroying the Environment to Save It”) discussed the world’s largest solar farm – a 3,600 acre project in the Mojave Desert.  Little did I suspect that two weeks later the place I live – Guilford County – would be a “finalist” for one even larger.

             I say “finalist”

This week the Court of Appeals decided in Union Land Owners Association, et. al. v. Union County that the North Carolina zoning and subdivision statutes did not authorize Union County to adopt an APFO (adequate public facilities ordinance) to pay for schools. 

The Background

            Union County is a hotbed of growth.  Residential growth.  Risking some

The lead article in yesterday’s Charlotte Observer was interesting news.  The headline read “Charlotte homes sales rebound.”

Today’s High Point Enterprise had a similar lead article: “High Point home sales show large increase for October.”

Home sales were up 20% in Charlotte and 22% in High Point.  But the story behind the story is that