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  1. I think that was a typo, should have said Maybe in 2013
    5 points
  2. Just for a different angle than the web cam:
    4 points
  3. Wow.... Atlanta, no offense at all and I say this under the assumption that there is anyone from ATL on here and as a person who loves to visit ATL for the aquarium, but this validates my *opinion* that ATL is still growing in a suburban, sprawl fashion. ATL is - in my opinion - the poster child of urban sprawl. And it's something I hope Charlotte never replicates going forward. I'm not an expert on ATL at all so of course everything I said is just a perception as an outsider.
    2 points
  4. To be fair, Turner Field isn't really well integrated with the urban landscape of Atlanta. MARTA doesn't go there. It's located in a sea of parking lots, highways and seen-better-days Olympic Village. It's not like Turner Field was tied in to the urban/downtown experience.
    2 points
  5. 5 straight...Go Carolina
    2 points
  6. Looks like a major announcement is forthcoming regarding the possibility of a new baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom. In addition to the a new ballpark, the plan is expected to address long term stormwater infrastructure issues, a redesign of the 17th Street Farmer's Market, heritage sites related to Richmond's role in the slave trade, as well as commercial development. Sources have said that a major retailer (rumor on the street is a grocer) and hotel have committed to the project. http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/latest-news/sources-mayor-to-present-shockoe-ballpark-proposal-monday/arti
    1 point
  7. Chicago's like that, at least the parts I know, and it's not that bad. You just have to start looking for a space about 3 blocks from your apartment. People in Nashville are so spoiled when it comes to cars and so used to abuse when it comes to walking.
    1 point
  8. According to one source there were only about 30 people there. This person saw the numbers. I have an idea what I want to be next year for Halloween. I think I will be a skyscraper like one of the folks at the protest. What these MORONS do not understand is that this development will not bring in nearly as much traffic as the new Dillard's and the new retail space at the MoGH. That is one of the main complaints but you do not see them protesting the mall. I am waiting on them to march on the retired teachers building with torches and pitchforks and kick the old ladies out of the 14 sto
    1 point
  9. There is a hint in the rendering for the chances that this will get built, look closely at the arbor pool.
    1 point
  10. Fixed it for ya. Nice turn out... I wonder if tea time was cancelled for this?
    1 point
  11. They do. One of the guys in charge of the guerilla-revitalizing that has been going on there popped in at one of our recent meets. They have a lot of things lined up, and it's a really cool project. I have faith in it...
    1 point
  12. The Real Housewives of Green Hills.
    1 point
  13. Just going off the renders, but this new Sounds stadium doesn't even seem to be anywhere near as nice as a lot of other AAA ball parks either proposed or under construction. Why does is seem like we always get the hand me down stuff like BRT lol! I understand budget constraints and what not, but that doesn't seem to be a problem with other cities. I dono, you would just think if your gonna do something, do it right or don't do it all. Richmond's proposed park. Charlotte's park (under construction) El Paso I'll throw in the Memphis ball park for good measu
    1 point
  14. CB&I (Formerly Shaw Group) electric power engineering division is closing their Phoenix office, and consolidating their Centennial and Moorestown,NJ offices to Uptown Charlotte. To CB&I’s Power business unit employees: Positioning the Power Business Unit for Growth CB&I is a leader in the power industry. As we continue to focus on growth opportunities, we must implement strategic initiatives to strengthen our performance, build a more collaborative and cohesive team and improve our cost structure. These actions will position us to best serve th
    1 point
  15. This new stadium will be even less of ALL of that. MARTA? Not even close to it. While it will be more centered around season ticket holders, I can't fathom living around ATL and trying to Smyrna for a 7pm ballgame. That traffic will be AWFUL. Turner field may not have been "urban", but it's a very nice ball field with plenty of amenities. Maybe I'm wrong, but this seems like a huge mistake, especially as the younger generations continue to move BACK into the city.
    1 point
  16. ^ kinda shocking any team would move to the burbs in this day and age. I have been a casual Braves fan all my life. This move to the burbs will do what 12 20 years of playoff failures never could, I no longer care about the team.
    1 point
  17. Don't worry guys, the park is supposed to "kick off" construction in May of 2013.....hey...wait a minute.... http://mecktimes.com/news/2013/03/28/daniel-levines-first-ward-urban-village-project-to-kick-off-in-may/
    1 point
  18. Crime in parks generally originates of lack of activity and poor CPTED design (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). A park capping a highway should not really be viewed any differently than a standard park. The crime is the consequence of other factors, not the cap If the GR highway cap linked two dense activity centers, and had night-time uses nearby, it probably wouldn't be an issue. There are another example of park over highway in Seattle and discussions currently happening in Chicago and St Louis.
    1 point
  19. This photo reminded me of a few I took a few years ago. Not sure the name of this building but this is def a unique angle for it Flat Building by 00Accord4cyl, on Flickr Different view of the Batman building by 00Accord4cyl, on Flickr Nashville Scenery by 00Accord4cyl, on Flickr
    1 point
  20. I wish metro would find some projects in Davidson County that currently on the state's list of roadway projects and "trade" them for funding for AMP. A great target IMO is the straightening of Donelson Pk between the airport and I-40. That is a $70 million project, and it's one that I can't see how we can justify paying for it. It won't dramatically increase capacity, and there's really not a problem there anyway. Lets shift money from this project and apply it to AMP.
    1 point
  21. That does sound more competitive than complementary. I'll check it out sometime during a Whole Foods Market / Trader Joe's / World Market / REI / Cabela's trip. (Eek! That area is collecting enough residential complexes, hotels, restaurants, and magnet retailers to seriously warrant a more effective mode of mass transportation.)
    1 point
  22. Sounds stadium is moving forward. Dean strikes agreement for new Sounds ballpark http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/blog/2013/11/dean-reaches-agreement-for-new-ballpark.html
    1 point
  23. I saw this today and just had to share it. It is a colorized photo taken from the TN state capitol building, looking to the northeast. It's a stunningly beautiful photo, in my opinion, taken just after a cooling rain on a beautiful morning in 1864, which, of course, is during the Civil War. However, to me the photo is also a bit sobering as it gives just a slight glimpse at some of the incredible historic architecture that has been destroyed in this city both by man and by nature.
    1 point
  24. Heard today about a big real estate lease that hasn't been disclosed. To not upset anything, I'll just call it 200k sq ft singed in the Univ City to a Fortune 500 company located in the Midwest. I do know for certain it is not a headquarters, but unsure how to characterize the jobs (whether they are corporate back-office jobs or call-center jobs). None the less, that size lease should be good for about 800 jobs. I'm pretty certain these jobs will be new to the area, as this company doesn't have any major office space in the Charlotte area that I'm aware of.
    1 point



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