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    Millennials? Really? What is the difference between this and any other sub-division with a singular entrance/exit to a collector street? Never mind that it is parked behind the blank rear end of a Meijer, and couldn't be more pedestrian unfriendly if you built it on 28th and the Beltline. I thought people in that demographic avoided this stuff like the plague? I'm older and even I think this is the most depressingly isolated and boring place to ever want to live.
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    Have there been many big splash announcements that have fizzled lately? The only one I can think of is WES. The majority of projects that have been announced have come to fruition. I think a grocery announcement is imminent somewhere in the core. Last week it broke that the Colonial Bakery developers were unable to land a grocer because they are looking downtown and in Midtown. That bodes well for a grocer in this project, north gulch, Aertson, or all three.
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    Along thaT vein, the population trends show that Fayetteville is still growing and shouldn't continue to be shunned as it has been recently in most retail and full serve restaurant cases. I've maintained that Mission and Crossover is prime for a BWW/Applebee's type place. Still shocked there's no Cheddar's I would love some of the Pappas chains from Texas up here.
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    Small but interesting regional HQ moving to town: http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/real_estate/2015/05/rail-company-opening-charlotte-office-moving.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Vossloh, maker of railroad hardware of various types is coming to the Westside. They cite the airport and flights to Germany in their decision. Now if we could just get Siemans to open their east coast rail car manufacturing here......
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    Unheard of company "Urban Planet Institute, LLC" with upset bid.
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    Saw this article that mentions a bit about some of the growth in NWA, thought others might find it of interest. http://www.nwacouncil.org/news/2015/may/26/census-confirms-fayettevilles-remarkable-growth-be/?utm_campaign=Fayetteville_Leads_Arkansas_Population_Growth&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=SocialToaster
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    From the New York Times. Essentially the article examines how Harris Rosen's program in Tangelo Park changed the neighborhood through direct financial investment. Rosen funnelled money towards education, funding free daycares, and providing scholarships for graduating seniors attending state schools. His legacy changed Tangelo Park and will now be tested in Parramore. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/26/us/tangelo-park-orlando-florida.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000
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    The North Carolina Department of Transportation is conducting a survey to find out what North Carolina residents think about various services provided by NCDOT. North Carolina residents can take the survey here: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncdotsurvey Results from this survey will be used to identify ways we can make North Carolina transportation safer, more efficient, and customer focused.
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    I'll admit, it's a bit of a stretch based on nothing more than a few pieces of circumstantial evidence; however I do not see it as being out of the realm of possibilities. For starters, the NC Senate has been adamant against extending the fuel sales tax cap. The NC House passed a bill that extends it and Gov. McCrory supports the extension, but Senate leaders such as Bob Rucho and Harry Brown have come out against extending it. On the other side, American has labeled the fuel tax cap their top legislative priority, and their local lobbyists have made overtures suggesting that CLT stands to lose if the fuel tax cap is not extend or if the fuel tax is not repealed. Bob Rucho and company have repeatedly stated they are skeptical as seen in the following article: http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-business-leaders-urge-tax-exemption-airline-fuel Just a week after the above article was written, WFAE ran another story which had the following paragraph: "And with that merger, American may look to scale back its operations in the state. That’s something lawmakers are watching says Rucho. 'Is American Airlines reducing either flights or seats? Are they moving out of North Carolina training facilities? You know these were all part of North Carolina under US Air.'" http://wfae.org/post/record-profits-american-airlines-they-seek-nc-tax-cap-extension Given that the airline can not appreciably reduce flying at any of its hubs until the three year agreement with the DOJ expires, I wonder if this purported closing of a training facility is the warning shot aimed at getting lawmakers attention ahead of the expiration of the DOJ agreement. In other words, I wonder if American executives are hinting at more substantial changes in the future that will have a more direct correlation to the fuel sales tax (i.e. reduced number of flights) if the cap is not extend or the tax repealed outright. Once again, just venturing a hypothesis.
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    Haven't been to Craft Growler Shop, but I always refer to Earl's Grocery as a sanitized Common Market when I describe it to people.
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    Here's a drone flyover photo from today of the Seaholm and Green Water sites. This area wasn't bothered much by flooding, and I was able to make it into work today with no problems. This view is going to look awesome once all of the towers that haven't yet broken ground get built. https://www.facebook.com/JTpics/photos/ms.c.eJw9zNsNADEIA8GOTrwMcf~_NnQQJnyNrzUKVhVikI~;mx7WyXrKku5nkdMdb19FijmIfnGjrWdfcWzzK7PaN96jn7H~;4DaB0kKA~-~-.bps.a.975772372463572.1073741864.261709413869875/975772402463569/?type=1&theater
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    ^ and add in the economic uncertanty introduced by the teapublicans. If you were a CEO of a business that needed skilled labor (or had employees who might have an interest in getting their kids educated) would you locate in North Carolina now? Lower corporate tax rates might be 'nice' in theory, but they are meaningless if you can't access the factors of production (land, labor, capital and entrepreneurial skill) necessary for your business to be successful. See Kansas or Mississippi for reference points.
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    I do wish our airport had terrazzo. Although I think BNA is great and I realize carpet is more comfortable under foot, I love me some durable surfaces - especially in something like an airport.
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    got a kick out of reading these old posts... crazy how activity on here just completely disappeared after the 2008 collapse... Residential Projects Under Construction: LIV Parkside Venue at the Ballpark Iron City Lofts 20 Midtown (Phases 1 and 2) Thomas Jefferson Tower Pizitz Building Highland Ave Tower (???) Residential Projects Planned: Powell School The Metropolitan Clairmont Ave. project University Flats (Phase 2) Cain Furniture Building Brown-Marx (???)
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    It's on the Falls Park Dr side of the Innovate building.
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    Cool Springs Galleria expansion - H&M opening May 27
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    YES! I will get to watch these baby rise from my office in the AT&T building.
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    A & B connector and the new market.
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    Progress on the Imperial Building
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    85 has much more legitimate interstate and intercity traffic volume. 77 congestion is more illegitimate commuters from suburban bedroom communities into the city. This is not what interstate infrastructure was intended for and is a very poor use of resources and a very bad way to design cities. To break the bad habit of commuting in a single occupancy vehicle 30-40 miles to a workplace instead of behaving like normal urban citizens and living and contributing to the community in which you work, they must have innovative designs to help keep the infrastructure flowing. Interstates that are stop and go carry significantly less traffic. If you want a freeway to flow smoothly and get to your destination on time, but it is filled with high vehicle miles traveled, single-occupancy vehicle commuters, then you need HOV and HOT lanes to allow buses, carpoolers, and people willing to pay indulgences for their sins to flow and get out of the general purpose lanes. I roll my eyes at every person crying for free lanes on 77. Chances are high that your behavior in life is part of the problem and you are wasting very very expensive infrastructure. And just because 85 also has this bad behavior means they should be adding HOT/HOV lanes to that road and not that 77 should be all general purpose lanes requiring no change in bad commuting habits. If I had my way, they would be HOS lanes (High Occupancy or Spanking) where these selfish brats must get out and pay with a spanking for wasting everyone's time and money.
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    I hate to report it, but Jerry Reese filed his threatened third lawsuit yesterday and asked for a temporary restraining order preventing any further work to be performed. The only good news was that today, the judge denied the restraining order.

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