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  1. And after we build that one, we can build another one.....these seem a little more probable than some others.
    10 points
  2. My latest mashup of rising and excavation phase buildings over 10 stories...I went ahead and added the Embassy Suites/Curio. We're building an impressive city....in addition to the one we already have.
    9 points
  3. I think 505 CTS is a handsome Tower for Nashville it Blends in with the sky as well as the city . IM looking forward Tony's 65 Tower to complement the rest of the development around it
    9 points
  4. According to data provided by travel-booking website Priceline, Nashville has the country's largest year-over-year increase in hotel bookings through the site for the upcoming holiday. Music City's 50 percent climb was enough to top not only D.C., which finished second, but also San Diego, New Orleans and San Francisco, which round out the Top 5. To be sure, many factors could explain Nashville's dramatic uptick in hotel bookings, including the city's growing supply of hotel room inventory. And the data is fairly limited — Priceline did not disclose the total number of rooms booked. http
    6 points
  5. 1500 jobs coming with Amazon in its new 2.5 million sq ft warehouse multistory heard as high as 90 feet $200 investment on airport owned vacant land at I-85/485 and Wilkinson One of only 6 of these new warehouse types and one is going in Atlanta not sure where the others are at. https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2018/06/25/amazon-to-hire-for-1-500-jobs-in-upcoming-200m.html?ana=TWT_staffES another story from the Observer http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article213819209.html#emlnl=Breaking_Newsletter
    6 points
  6. Archimedes says measure the length of the shadow at solar noon.
    6 points
  7. Climax Saloon and Hotel (and brothel), 1900. Front facade being restored as part of the Dream Hotel complex. Looking east across 4th Ave. North, 1/2 block north of Church St:
    5 points
  8. another great small town downtown in North Carolina: Hendersonville just hours west of Charlotte. Curving main street with diagonal parking, some parallel, artwork (bears) painted signs on buildings. Real gem go see it for yourself. Things the QC can learn make the smaller business districts in town like South End, Plaza Midwood, 5 Points Biddleville, NoDa etc. Photos from today. Come see downtown Hendo soon. and yes it was quite busy today at lunch.
    5 points
  9. I don’t think that people litter at greater rates in Richmond. The city just doesn’t pick up the trash. From my perspective there aren't nearly enough trash cans either. The bus stops usually have a single trash can overflowing with cups placed around the perimeter. The city doesn’t empty them regularly and won’t add a second (or third). A few weeks ago I picked up trash on the flood wall and couldn’t find a place to throw it out until i crossed back over the river and found one on the Canal Walk. That can was overflowing. Business and property owners should be fined for not keep
    4 points
  10. My crude massing diagram of what a 20 story might look like at the West End with I-440 location.... I don't think it would be quite as intrusive as at first it would seem, but I think residents of Love Circle Hill might have some reason to be concerned. It would sure stretch the skyline into a nearly 40 block-long skyline.
    4 points
  11. Glad to see Charlotte getting this next-gen warehouse development from Amazon. Warehouses may not be as sexy as office towers but it’s great to know we are a leading market for their massive distribution footprint. Once again our Airport provides a pivotal role. Woo!
    4 points
  12. Though it's not as spectacular as it is on a ship at sea, if you go out to the more rural areas of the Cumberland Plateau it is pretty amazing on a moonless night.
    4 points
  13. Perhaps you’ve never seen the Milky Way with your own eyes. I would suggest getting about a 1000 miles from nowhere to see it. It’s spectacular.
    4 points
  14. Presentation about Gateway Station was made to the City Council tonight. They are moving forward with plans to buy the Meck Co land adjacent to BBT Ballpark and use that land for the CATS operations. Also, it stated that in Phase 1 construction begins in July and will only include the foundations for the canopy. If all goes well we will have the station operating at Gateway by 2022. The actual canopy that has been depicted in renderings will come in Phase 2
    4 points
  15. The first revision I would make is shortening the height of those buildings in the background. They look taller than 13 stories.
    4 points
  16. I see there is another city council vote coming up to try and kill the fairgrounds deal by stripping the 10acres that were added in to the deal. I’m getting emails from the same people behind notax4tracks. I emailed council members and told them that I was against the bill. I was told from one of them that they need more emails against the bill as they are getting extensive pro emails. You can write an email arguing against this bill to [email protected]
    3 points
  17. You wanna talk about crucial infa, the Airport is the critical piece. Without it, Charlotte is nowhere.
    3 points
  18. I got an electric cargo bike a year and a half ago and it's been amazing. Most of them are like 4 grand but I bought a radwagon from radpower bikes for $1,600 and it's been great. They're super versatile, and my kids (4 & 5) love it. I've gotten all over town on the thing; it's so much more fun when you can twist the throttle whenever you want. Now we just need more bike lanes! Picture from the internet (that is not me): From what I understand, when the new regulations for dockless providers are finalized in a few weeks we're going to have several new participants, both s
    3 points
  19. That is where the Franklin Synergy Bank is. I'm pretty sure the location they are exploring is across the street down Murphy Rd. past the gas station.
    3 points
  20. Took it from Willow Lawn to Government Center this morning. It’s a 10 minute walk from my house to the station. The ride itself was about 30 minutes. From what I’ve heard, the signal priority system depends on a robust sample size because it’s in large part predictive. So we’re not there yet. The driver was ultra cautious - pulled up to the stations slowly, drove slowly, tended to anticipate the ‘yellow light’ (triangle shape) and slow down prematurely. It is a bit frustrating when we get a red light 20 yards ahead of a station stop. Oh well. Working out the kinks. I was one of only abou
    3 points
  21. It's the poster child for terrible up-front construction with shoddy materials. They've already had one fairly significant "refresh" and it still looks run-down, despite being only ten years old.
    3 points
  22. Looking south along 8th Ave. South, just south of Broadway: All glass work seems complete on “The Lips.” Looking south along 8th Ave. South:
    3 points
  23. From OBJ Creative Village: A12,000-square-foot contract brewing facility dubbed “Brew Theory” will be located in the new Creative Village area in downtown Orlando at 400 Pittman St. Brew Theory will house a large brewing facility for a variety of breweries, a full-service lab, home brew shop and a taproom with a podcast room, office spaces and a sandwich shop. While Brew Theory’s main focus will be to brew for other breweries, Orange County Brewers will serve a few of its own in-house brands. The grand opening is slated for September.
    3 points
  24. The Gulch, corner of Mansion and Gleaves St.
    3 points
  25. New Bern(Bonn) is quite the gem. I visited there a few years ago and was surprised. Very Historical and they managed to save a lot of 18th century homes, cemetaries from some of the first settlers of the state and of course Tryon Palace which is a replica of the original. If it werent for some unfortunate events and infighting amongst the politicians New Bern may have grown larger. Take a virtual tour on google earth and see the fantastic historic residential areas.
    3 points
  26. I’ve pulled some weeds but it feels weird and I could probably get arrested for it (on camera it probably looks like vandalism). I don’t trust the cops to know the difference either. I do pick up trash along Broad Street..
    3 points
  27. Thanks, when we have our full line up completed, I will upload some renderings. In the mean time, here is a preview.
    3 points
  28. Being the father of a 3 year old, I've realized that Nashville needs more kid friendly attractions. While Grassmere and Cumberland Science Museum (I'm not saying the new names because they don't represent my childhood) are good places, there just needs to be more options for families. We typically have to go to places like Chattanooga or Atlanta for kid friendly attractions. I think Nashville can handle another children's museum. I'd love to see an aquarium here, but it wouldn't make too much sense with Gatlinburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta and soon to be Memphis being within a 4 hour drive. Of c
    3 points
  29. Its just a resolution but its interesting that this was passed unanimously. Making Charlotte a low carbon city is certainly going to require a radical rethink on parking, landuse and transit. The place to start is the UDO.
    2 points
  30. Here's a little bit more about 520 East http://www.multifamilyexecutive.com/design-development/construction/jag-camden-to-co-develop-100m-orlando-high-rise_o?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=Article&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MFE_061418+(1)&he JAG, Camden to Co-Develop $100M Orlando High-Rise CONSTRUCTION June 12, 2018 0 0 0 Multifamily Executive JAG, Camden to Co-Develop $100M Orlando High-Rise LEED Gold, 364-unit, mixed-use Florida project to include 12 retail/live/work studios. McLean, Va.–based Jefferson Apartment Group (JAG) has joined forces
    2 points
  31. Perhaps I should email LH since I have liked this building from the rumors of the pyramid to the release of the renderings to today's status. KJ is on it not sure how far I will get but just back from the mountains.
    2 points
  32. Yeah I'm thinking it might not even be 400 feet yet. To me it looks like it lines up nearly exactly at the halfway point of DEC which would put it at 393' give or take. (Though I'm not exactly using best practices for these calculations lol) In fact, looking at my diagram again, I realize this is just an exercise in futility and we are all stupider for having looked at my analysis.
    2 points
  33. What neighbors? The 11-story office building across the road or the gas station next door? Whether or not they can pull it off is one thing, but I’m not inherently against a 20 story development for this location. 440 effectively buffers the nearby residential areas.
    2 points
  34. There are four brownstones proposed along the north side of Mariposa. I wish they had done the same for the 420 project.
    2 points
  35. I have no problem with the scale, I just don't think that kind of sleek, modern glass cube architecture fits in well with the brick streets and shady oaks. I'd like to see the traditional flavor of that old neighborhood preserved more. Less glass and spray on/painted masonry coating, more rough, natural stone and brick, etc.
    2 points
  36. This is in the past year. Still maintaining rent $$$ but offering stuff (Echo?-yecch) to new lessees.
    2 points
  37. No. Councilperson Angie Henderson has been trying to prompt Metro Parks and other agencies to address this issue (that the greenway segment was built inside of First TN Park instead of along the outside where it can be used by the public). Metro has said "we're working on it", but no evidence that an actual solution is in the works. Same issue for the greenway that runs through Ascend and under the KVB bridge.
    2 points
  38. https://twitter.com/julietambussi/status/1010970162231693312
    2 points
  39. One woman is leading Amazon's search for a new headquarters — and her past may reveal important clues about where it will be. Found an article from the Business Insider which gives an interesting take on another Nashville connection in the HQ2 selection. The article is about Holly Sears Sullivan, the head of World wide Economic Development for Amazon and is leading the scouting for the proposed location of a second headquarters for Amazon. She is a native Nashvillian with a degree from the University of Tennessee and headed up economic development in Rutherford and Wilson Counties fo
    2 points
  40. any word on when they will actually let people use the greenway?
    2 points
  41. Took the kids to get ice cream at Charm School and now having a beer in Scott’s Addition. Buses were packed, but good experience overall.
    2 points
  42. Yesterday was a blast going to The Rolling Stones exhibit at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. It ends June 30th for N. America - and it was awesome. Go this week if you're a Stones fan. Then went for dinner and beers at Back Alley Dinner (B.A.D.) - and much to our sadness, found out it was their last day open. So bummed about a staple for cheap beer and good food downtown, disappearing. Then, on to Ole Red for rooftop views, people watching and a nightcap. Great views. Good people watching. Disappointing establishment. Clearly a knock-off of ACME, horrible bar service, understaffed, unbusse
    2 points
  43. This route dates back to 2000, when a constitutional amendment was passed to require the legislature to build a HSR between Florida's 5 major metros. Construction was supposed to commence in 2003 until Jeb vetoed funding for it and the amendment was subsequently repealed, as people balked at the cost of completing the project they voted for. Its not really fair to call it an Obama HSR route as it existed 7 years before he was even elected. Obama offered money to get the already shovel ready Florida HSR project going, and Rick Scott rejected the money, apparently because FEC offered to do this
    2 points



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