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  1. Groundbreaking ceremony on the Germantown cohousing project plus Luxus project started as well.
    2 points
  2. There are two numbers to consider: local booster and actual, academic credible numbers. I would challenge the 3,000-10,000 visitors per week number for two reasons: one, I don't think the average amount is that high. two, the only numbers that really matter are those coming from out of West Michigan that hotel in the city and therefore purchase food. Someone from Holland going to a convention in GR is going to return home and a high percentage of them will also eat at home. Even if they do eat out in downtown GR, there is no net positive economic impact to the regional economy, because he/she
    2 points
  3. http://m.bizjournals.com/charlotte/cbj-seen-romare-beardon-park-opens-in.html For those who haven't seen the park nor the photo album of the park on the CBJ, I recommend taking a glance at Photo 16 to see How the park opens up to Latta Arcade.
    1 point
  4. Finally got to the park last night, here are my observations: 1. It feels much larger than I expected. Even with the currently young vegetation, I still felt like I could get a little lost in it. Additionally the two large grass areas are bigger than I thought. 2. I'll echo what others have said about the "urban canyon". Standing in that park makes the Charlotte skyline imposing. 3. The view across 3rd street to the parking lots adjacent to Packard Place makes it look like a gold mine now. That plot of land will go very quickly, mark my words. 4. For a Tuesday night, it was nice
    1 point
  5. ^Shoulda let it go longer, that was pretty cool.
    1 point
  6. Yeah, and this is in regards to the University that wants a city to change their transit line name and colors to Green. I'm sorry - what were you saying about costs again? /sarcasm
    1 point
  7. Perhaps you are right, but I used to go to a Whole Foods in Glover Park in DC that drew in people from Bethesda/Chevy Chase and other car oriented neighborhoods in the DC city limits. Charlotte is not DC, but I think there are a fair amount of people that will go out of their way to go to Whole Foods.
    1 point
  8. More convention space is not the highest and best use for that block -- or any other area for that matter. If hotels want to provide the service, then by all means do it, but the day of the convention center has past. Convention centers are grand edifices of outdated economic development strategies that don't produce but every city "needs". Cities all across the country are still expanding their convention spaces despite the fact that convention demands are shrinking (as are revenues). How many conventions does GR really host in a year that are a net permanent positive impact to the community
    1 point
  9. According to my Google Earth overlay of the Publix sitemap, I am coming up with a rough size of the SouthEnd store as 320'x220' including the loading dock, but not the other retail slots (70.4ksf). According to Polaris, the Days Inn site is 396'x189' (74.8ksf). This is really close in size and makes me think that Publix and Days Inn is a 1:1. I know there probably examples of urban Publix stores with multiple stories, but this seems like a preferred approach for a major retailer, to be a single story at ground level with structured parking. Just like the Teeter, the parking requirements
    1 point
  10. This is all great news for me...I had always wanted to open a saloon; now I can have the authentic Wild West feel.
    1 point
  11. Plus think of all the confusion the first time someone "orders a shot". (Puts head down...shuffles feet...walks into traffic over bad joke)
    1 point



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