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  1. 3 points
    Amen... Any plans for a Fendi or Versace in the retail components of any of these new developments?
  2. 2 points
    ^FYI: Rostock, the largest city in modern day Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state, was once a part of the Hanseatic League. Their soccer team is Hansa Rostock, paying tribute to the great league's history. Hansa Charlotte would be cooler than any SC or FC title IMHO... I do like the cow logo!
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    I think there is a lack of clarity in the Amp debate concerning whether or not it is an investment. To speak broadly, there's investment and there's infrastructure. The Amp, like a bridge, new road or utilities project, is fundamentally infrastructure. The lines of these two categories can be rhetorically blurred, of course, for instance when pro-Amp people talk about the development the project could catalyze along West End, but it's important to understand the difference and conduct a civil debate accordingly. Nashvillewill brings up a good point about the cost. We can be certain that it will rise, just like all government spending projects throughout time immemorial. The thing that bothers me isn't necessarily the price tag (though it is very high) as the lack of a dedicated local/regional revenue source for mass transit. Addiction to big dollops of federal/state money is not sustainable. In a way the current Amp funding model is sort of like hoping to win the lottery instead of working for a living. We need a revenue source that will consistently fund these projects so that we're able to build as we can afford, as opposed to coming up with big plans that require massive cash windfalls from an outside source, with strings attached.
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    Now Jim, we've patiently waited for this for a long damn time now, and you've been soft about getting this done, and let other cities leapfrog us. For our wait, we demand a full redesign, twice as tall. And let's do this one in full gothic revival. Because we need more of that.
  5. 1 point
    Which makes me wonder why I hear people saying that one day Raleigh will surpass Charlotte in population.
  6. 1 point
    If you really want to be put on the map you need to bribe the cartographers.
  7. 1 point
    I know this is old - I'm new the forums so I'm coming in a bit late. I took this outside Fourth Ward Park on April 2nd. http://instagram.com/p/mTFafEBBIo/ Then, I took this one from my seat at Fahrenheit tonight. http://instagram.com/p/oR4owMhBCI/
  8. 1 point
    Charlotte's population count is at 792,862. We are now the 16th largest city in America, surpassing Fort Worth. More info at the link: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/05/22/4924592/census-numbers-show-charlotte.html#.U317Pyi4Olc
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    I rode by on Branch Street in South Inglewood near the corner of Litton and there are 4 very tall units going in on what looked like one(!?!) lot, all unattached but very close together. Does anyone know if there's any overlay in the works in that area to maintain the size of lots? The development can't be on more than a half acre and that's being generous.
  10. 1 point
    So now there's a problem with being picky and complaining about everything. 80%+ people that post on here complain and is picky about something. Let's see: Amphitheater: design is blah, too modern, looks like it is from the sixties, not enough trees, too small seating area, should be 10k plus, don't need an Amphitheater Sounds stadium: dont like it, looks like a bus station, stadium arrangement is wrong, wrong location, shouldn't be named first TN park... On and on Convention center redevelopment: too tall for Broadway, ugly design, too futuristic, doesn't address the street, retail not needed, Inside looks like a mall... On and on. And these comments were made in the beginning design phases and first renderings. I make one statement about a bland square box, and the pitchforks come out. My opinion is just that... My opinion. If you don't like it no need to be nasty and use bad language. Agree to disagree.
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    Nashville is now (once again) "only" ten years away from getting the new courthouse. Back where the city was on "the list" just twelve years ago. This is government waste extraordinaire... and Jim Cooper wants credit? From the Tennessean... http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/real-estate/2014/05/21/nashville-tops-priority-list-new-federal-courthouse/9396941/
  12. 1 point
    The kind of people that are moving into the County/City are more pro mass transit than the old guard over in Green Hills/Belle Meade. Our team is growing, theirs is not. Remember where we were when Dean was elected vs where we are now.
  13. 1 point
    We ARE getting a Goo Goo Store! South Beach, eat your heart out!!!
  14. 1 point
    This is definitely great news. I wonder which hotel brand?
  15. 1 point
    People should be fired over this. There really isn't any excuse. This could have been easily foreseen.
  16. 1 point
    To be fair, Mumbai is a pretty important city on a global scale. I don't think it's an insult to be linked with them.
  17. 1 point
    UrbanPlanet Nashville isn't exclusive enough?
  18. 1 point
    Bayern is just German for Bavaria. So I think we would be okay. Though that doesn't make much sense from a geographical standpoint, as Mecklenburg is up in the NE portion of modern Germany on the Baltic! and Bavaria is the southern portion of Germany bordering the Alps. That said, I guess it doesn't matter since 90% of the general public probably couldn't find Germany on a map...{shudders at thought}. Another cool thing to incorporate in the logo though, would be the crest of German Mecklenburg. It's pretty comical.
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    The good news is, Orlando has always been the "little engine that could" when it comes to arts and the community. The ambitions of the community have far exceeded the infrastructure in place to host and promote the many great local acts / events. The use the analogy, I do not think Orlando will be filling a state-of-the art museum with a tepid collection.
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    I agree that the elavation non-detailed rendering leaves much to imagine...but let's see ATL is proposing an Omni to their convention center for $207-245 mil. 800 room (doesnt say how tall) Definitely taller and nice than ours (in my opinion), and for $320mil we get a concrete box Downtown Louisville 600 room Omni,400 apartments, high-end grocery store, parking development $261mil Still a box, but more bang for the buck Spec building in Arlington County - 20 stories and 410,000 square feet Cost 110mil 10 story spec $75mil - Tempe, AZ
  24. 1 point
    Shutting the gas lines down at the site today and made the people working on the Diner mover the fencing off the SoBro site. Looks as if we are about there.
  25. 1 point
    Re-read my post. I said "counterparts", no? All the cities I've mentioned and so many others significantly invest in streetscape design and beautification. Your statistics only prove the point I'm making -- why is Orlando / Orange Cnty not doing more to invest in it's streetscape design and beautification? City streets are as important as everything else when it comes to creating space and brand identity (think Paris, London, NY -- surely you gain a mental image of these cities without having to run a Google search).

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