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    walk around the block photos today before the Saharan dust thickens. Still want to know if the jewel box retail space is going to be all glass or what? This hotel really turning out nice. Like the mix of individual windows and solid glass. The garage well mama always said if can't say something nice then don't say anything. Please cancel the Crowdfunding my new camera is on its way.
  5. 10 points
    Up to 8th floor on south end, 7th level on north end. Looking NE from intersection of Demonbreun and 2nd Ave. South: Looking NW from intersection of 1st Ave. South and Demonbreun: Looking west from 1st Ave. South at Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge: Looking SW from 1st Ave. South at Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge:
  6. 9 points
    Think I can speak for Charlotte when I say
  7. 9 points
    Wings is opening 6 Charlotte stores along the Belk River and Midtown lake!
  8. 8 points
    Quick walk through today and peak inside the Gama Goat building. I love this place and what they are creating here. And the industrial art all over the place including what I call Tankhenge is great! Really a neat place to explore and it is HUGE.
  9. 8 points
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    Belmont Performing Arts Center (1,700 seats) update. Front entrance pillars continuing to rise with ornamental trim being installed. Looking SE from Belmont Blvd. 1/2 block north of Compton Ave:
  11. 7 points
    Off the top of my head: Uniform scientifically-based recommendations for states to follow A federal entity which holds states accountable for not following recommendations (to the extent that is possible/legal) Consistent recommendations of best practice from the federal government A promise of financial support for states that have a data-driven need for longer lockdowns Federal data collection and reporting standards (Texas has had 6,000 more deaths from "pneumonia" already this year than last) Federal sourcing of PPE to ensure even supplies and surge capacity when needed Mailing 100 non-surgical masks to every household in US A Federally funded testing program A federally funded random (not symptom-driven) testing program to get a sense of the full extent of the disease in US Federal regulations on sick leave Federally funded quarantine facilities Federal reserve medical staffing (e.g. move military docs into areas with high need) Encouraging states to implement vote by mail Contract tracing funding, strategies, regulations and mobile phone location data
  12. 7 points
    These Broadstone QC apartments at W Morehead and S Tryon really growing on me especially with this pool. Every major city has a glass front pool like this glad we finally have one. Great location for QC Grounds too on that corner cap.
  13. 7 points
    Well the CLT Ledger is reporting something big is rumbling. From the CLT Ledger email this morning: emphasis mine. ""We picked up some chatter from multiple reputable sources over the weekend about a huge economic development announcement that sounds as if it’s coming this week. We’re told it could be one of the biggest deals in state history, if not the biggest. And it’s not in financial services — so let’s not get our hopes up that another big bank is moving its HQ here. It just so happens that the state’s Economic Investment Committee is meeting Wednesday at 11 a.m., a Commerce Department spokesman told The Ledger on Sunday. It approves Job Development Investment Grants, or JDIGs, which are usually part of big state economic development packages. The largest incentive package to a company in North Carolina is thought to be the 2005 offer to Dell that totaled $260M. More recently, government incentives dangled last year to attract the Lowe’s tech hub going up in South End were worth an estimated $72M. City officials have said in recent months that they are pursuing several business expansions or relocations. In addition, there is one line of thinking that Charlotte is well-positioned to gain jobs from other cities, as businesses and workers flee densely populated areas that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus — but it remains to be seen if that is accurate or just wishful thinking.""
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  15. 6 points
    Legacy 2 today. if a new company came to town needed some temporary office space while a new tower is built this would be the place if they wanted to be uptown. You could open up in Legacy 2 and then move into a new tower just saying.
  16. 6 points
    Quite a few photographers on the Central Ave bridge to watch this sunset today. Ended as a dud but gave some decent color for a few minutes.
  17. 5 points
    This would be huge if the non-profit option happens (and can find a sustainable funding model). A way for the Observer to continue to exist as a solid local news source is incredibly important for Charlotte. Local government with zero oversight from a sound and diverse free press is gonna fall apart -- cities with strong local press are going to outperform those without over the long term. I do wonder if the Observer is so far gone that it can't recover. Its been a really long time since I remember them breaking a local story. And I doubt anyone under 30 has any idea that the O even exists. I did mention a while back that it would be great if a local buyer like the Duke Endowment bought the O, this was at the end of the story:
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    Congratulations to Hollingsworth on 16,000 posts. Got to be some kind of record.
  21. 5 points
    I'll take 3,000 highly paid IT jobs that will be in the Charlotte market for a bit longer than 4 days. Jacksonville can enjoy whatever they think they are about to enjoy... and maybe find a new mayor while their at it.
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    Interesting to me that they would build the upper 10th portion and then excavate next to the new foundations. I feel like the is a disaster waiting to happen if even the slightest thing goes wrong....
  24. 5 points
    Looking north from Chestnut Hill where 3rd Ave. South dead ends:
  25. 5 points
    Sort of fun looking back at the what could have been and the what really happened and how some projects morphed into something totally different. Also thinking about how we got excited over some of the projects and looking at them now, glad they didnt get built because what we are getting at some of these locations are so much better. Thanks for sharing Mark.
  26. 5 points
    Downtown Kannapolis stroll and this is how to activate a formerly dead downtown. Parks, shops, restaurants which are coming, brewery, 286 new apartments under way, new baseball stadium, free ample parking truly a centerpiece for Kannapolis and the MOST improved downtown of any ring city within 40 miles of uptown Charlotte. New barber shop, new bike shop, Sabor, coming soon, a beer garden next to Armor Brewing. New for sale townhomes coming soon on southern edge of downtown. All of this will help the NC Research Campus reach its potential and really grow. You really need to check it out and the new Atrium Ballpark. https://www.wbtv.com/2020/05/12/restaurants-coming-vida-downtown-kannapolis/
  27. 5 points
    Just came across this piece I wrote for my Facebook blog in 2013. Kinda fun: I’ve always been fascinated with architecture and central city layouts. As a youngster, I spent many a Saturday wandering around downtown Columbus, OH taking notes and sketching various structures. I enjoyed the classic lines of the white limestone State Capitol, but was equally enticed by new highrise bank buildings, and urban renewal tracts. I read Architecture Digest, and would work for hours on my own designs for public and private sector buildings, boulevards, parks, and stadia. Hence, I guess I've been a bit of an amateur city planner all through my life, taking note of new projects and plans in whatever metropolis I have lived in. Being a proud citizen of Nashville for a quarter century now, I have watched as our downtown area has made some significant changes. In the 80s into the early 90s we saw the initial Nashville Convention Center, the Fifth Third Center and US Bank towers, Renaissance Hotel, Double Tree Hotel, James K. Polk Bldg. (including Tennessee Performing Arts Center), One Nashville Place, Nashville City Center, two state office buildings along James Robertson Parkway, and the Church Street Shopping Mall built. The true boom really began around 1994. In the past eighteen years or so, there has been a remarkable expansion that has rendered photos of the downtown area before that era nearly unrecognizable. Consider all these changes: · Bridgestone Arena. 18,500 capacity. Home of Nashville Predators NHL hockey team and 100 other concerts/events per year. · LP Field. 70,000 capacity. Home of Tennessee Titans NFL team. · Bicentennial Mall State Park · Downtown Library (built on the site of the former Church Street Mall) · Schermerhorn Symphony Hall · Country Music Hall of Fame · Gateway Bridge · Music City Center (new convention center) · Davidson County Justice Building · AT&T Center, aka “The Batman Building” (40 stories, tallest in state at 617 feet) · The Hilton Hotel (13 stories) · Omni Hotel (23 stories) · Baker Donaldson Building (11 stories) · Sun Trust Plaza (13 stories) · Cumberland Apartments (28 stories) · Encore Condominiums (21 stories) · Veridian Condominiums (35 stories) · Icon Condominiums (22 stories) · Terrazzo Condominiums (14 stories) · The Pinnacle Place (30 stories) · Hyatt Place Hotel (11 stories) · Music City Central Metro Transit Terminal · New Greyhound Bus Station · Musicians Hall of Fame into first level of Municipal Auditorium · Nashville Rescue Mission (conversion from old Sears Building) · Farmers Market remodeling · Frist Center for the Arts (conversion from US Post Office Bldg.) · Davidson County Courthouse remodeling · Public Square Park (with 4 level garage underneath) · Hall of Fame Park (with 4 level garage underneath) · Korean Veterans Blvd. (KVB) · Roundabout at 8th Ave., Lafayette Ave., and KVB · Ryman Auditorium remodeling · War Memorial Auditorium remodeling · Cummins Station remodeling · Stahlman Building remodeling into condos · Shelby Street Bridge remodeled into pedestrian walkway · Riverfront Park upgrades · Cumberland River Park · Bridge Building remodeling · Numerous other smaller apartment/condo buildings and remodels in The Gulch · Broadway revitalization with many new restaurants and shops · 2nd Avenue revitalization · Rutledge Hill revitalization · Marathon Village revitalization · Germantown revitalization As impressive as all of that is, consider that in the next five years, downtown Nashville will see the most construction in its history that will radically change the look, feel, and function of the city… · 505 Church Street Tower. 60 stories, 750 feet. Corner of 5th Ave. and Commerce St. Mixture of offices, condos, and hotel. Plus 700 car garage. · Sheet Music Tower, 44 stories, 500 feet tall. Corner of 4th Ave. and Demonbreun St. Mixture of offices and condos. 600 car garage. · SoBro Apartment Tower. 33 stories, 400 feet tall. Primarily apartments, with some retail, restaurants. Plus 500 car garage (Two renderings below). · Westin Hotel. 30 stories. 410 feet, 8th/KVB Roundabout . Plus 400 car garage. A couple of restaurants. No artist renderings yet. · Adelcia Condo Tower. 23 stories. 270 ft. tall. Corner of 12th Ave. and Demonbreun St.. in the Gulch. All condos. Plus 400 car garage. · NCC Site Tower. 28 stories. 380 ft. tall. Corner of Broadway and 5th Avenue (site of old convention center). Mix of offices, condos, entertainment, restaurants. Also will include African American Music Museum, and House of Blues Club. · Crescent Apartment Building. 20 stories. 250 feet tall. Corner of Division St. and I-65. All apartments. Plus 300 car garage. No artist renderings yet. · Hyatt Hotel. 17 stories. 250 feet tall. Corner of Broadway and 3rd Avenue. A couple of restaurants. Plus 300 car garage. · Marriott Hotel. 15 stories, 200 feet tall. Corner of 8th Avenue and Demonbreun St. Couple of restaurants. 250 car garage. · Gulch Crossing Office Bldg. 10 stories, 130 feet tall. Corner of Demonbreun and 11thAve. in The Gulch. Plus 300 car garage. · Four Seasons Hotel. 10 stories. 150 feet tall. In the Gulch (site still being negotiated). Plus 200 car garage. No artist rendering yet. · Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. 12 stories. 170 feet tall. Corner of 2nd Ave. and KVB. Plus 200 car garage. · 12th and Laurel Apartments. 12 stories. 150 feet tall. Corner of 12th Ave. and Laurel St. in The Gulch. Plus 200 car garage. · Marriott Residence Inn. 14 stories. 180 feet tall. Corner of 5th Ave. and KVB. Plus 200 car garage. No artist renderings yet. · Spring Hill Suites. 12 stories. 150 feet tall. Corner of 5th Ave. and KVB. Plus 200 car garage. No artist renderings yet. · Sulpher Dell Baseball Stadium. Home of Nashville Sounds AAA baseball team. 10,000 capacity. Corner of 5th and Jackson St. Plus 1,000 car garage. · Sulpher Dell Stadium Apartments. Corner of 3rdth and Jackson. Plus 200 car garage (see layout above). · Sulpher Dell Stadium district development. Corners of 3rd, 4th, 5th and Harrison. Numerous restaurants, clubs, and shops (see layout above). · Gulch/SoBro Pedestrian Bridge. 600 feet long, 30 feet wide, with 160 foot tall suspension tower. From Pine Street in Gulch, over railroad yard into Clark St. Will include foliage, benches, bike paths, shops, and elevators at both ends. · New Tennessee State Museum. Corner of 6th Ave. and Harrison. Plus 200 car garage. No artist renderings yet. · New Tennessee State Library. Corner of 6th Ave. and Jackson St. Plus 200 car garage. No artist renderings yet. · Riverfront Amphitheater and Park. Capacity of 2,000 to 8,000 for seasonal concerts, events. Corner of 1st Ave. and KVB. · Stix Art Sculpture in Roundabout at KVB and 8th Ave. 90 feet tall, and internally lit at night. Beyond these that are in the formal planning stage, I also see further changes on the immediate horizon: · Several more major hotels in the blocks immediately around the Music City Center, especially along KVB and around the 8th Ave/KVB/Lafayette St. Roundabout. · SoBro, especially along First Avenue opposite of the new Riverfront Amphitheater, and on the three other corners at KVB should have major structures in place by 2020. http://www.nashvilledowntown.com/_files/docs/2112sobrorpt_websmall.pdf · The East Bank of the Cumberland River should also finally see relocation of the scrap metal recycling plant, opening up a huge 500 acre area for housing, retail, and entertainment which could include a boat marina, continuation of Cumberland River Park, big box retail outfits like Ikea, condominiums, restaurant park, cycling velodrome, etc. · The large 200 acre tract at corner of Charlotte Ave. and I-40/65 has now been completely cleared. Something large is going to be announced soon. Could it be a massive complex for HCA? Could it be The Gulch North? One thing is certain, it is valuable property with great access, and it will end up having as much impact on the northwest side of downtown as the Gulch did for the southwest sector. · Jefferson Street corridor revitalization brought on by Sulpher Dell Ballpark, apartments, and new Tennessee State Library and Museum. · Rutledge Hill, Germantown, Marathon Village, and Gulch revitalization continuing with multiple additional apartment and condo buildings, homes, duplexes, restaurants, and shops. Additionally, just outside the inner-belt that surrounds downtown, there are numerous other neighborhoods that will see continued development: · Midtown (just west of downtown along Broadway and West End Ave.) as had a spike of construction in the past decade. That will continue with the Summit Center (featuring 24 and 18 story towers and garages), the 19 story tall 1505 Demonbreun Apartments, The Buckingham Complex (14 story hotel, 18 story condo, 10 story offices at 21st Ave. and Broadway), more mid-size and small hotels, and high end restaurants. · 8th Avenue South and 12 South will continue adding more condos, apartments, retail and restaurants, along with the continued housing boom (remodels and rebuilds) · East Nashville’s Main/Woodland Corridor leading out to Five Points. More condos and apartments, retail, restaurants, churches, and continued housing boom (remodels and rebuilds). · Metro Center continues its decades long growth with more corporate headquarters, auto sales/service, education elements, and entertainment. · Fisk Univ./Meharry Hospital area along Jefferson Street will continue its revitalization with more apartments, retail, and entertainment, and housing remodels and rebuilds. · The J. Henry Hale Housing Development 10 square blocks along the western edge of I-64/40 and Charlotte Ave. will continue to grow, bringing in more retail and businesses. · Belmont University shows no signs of slowing down, and could become Nashville’s largest university (jumping past Vandy) within a few years. This means continued purchasing in area neighborhoods and constructing additional educational and service structures, as well as even more dormitories. · Vanderbilt is not finished either. Both on the collegiate and medical center sides. · Travecca University is also growing, but not at quite the same pace. A few new structures will be built there. Other areas in the center city that will see significant attention in the next 5 years: · Greer Stadium Site (soon to be former home of the minor league baseball team). Could become part of a Civil War Museum complex to go along with the recently renovated Fort Negly on the hill immediately next to it. Some think it may become a high tech business park. Others think it could be trendy housing for the arts district that is developing a few blocks away. · Old State Fairgrounds site. This has been debated for the past decade. But movement will finally happen within the next half decade. My guess is that it will be a mixed use site of high tech, condos, apartments, and some retail/restaurant. · North Cumberland stretch along the river from Woodland Ave. up to Spring St. This is all industrial warehousing now, but the views of downtown are spectacular along here, and I see some high rise condos, apartments, and other upgrades in the not-to-distant future. Perhaps even a major league baseball stadium in the next ten to fifteen years? All in all, in the next half-decade there are going to be more construction cranes, cement trucks, road detours, and hardhats within a two mile radius of The Ryman than Music City has ever seen before. Some may bemoan it, but I, for one, am very bullish on what all this means for our city and its future.
  28. 4 points
    one more from my perch and also a distance shot of the Duke Metro tower rising.
  29. 4 points
    Every time I look up numbers on health insurance companies I am always taken back. This is a 35 year old company with only 50,000 employees that somehow brings in $75B a year off our healthcare system. I'm all for new Charlotte jobs and HQs, but you won't see a tear shed from me if this company no longer exists. Hopefully those state incentives are spread out over several years..
  30. 4 points
    U-City needs a new tallest. I remember a long time ago there was a tower proposed at the corner of Tryon and Mallard Crk Church. There's actually a lot of space for a campus around that area. "The Campus could eventually be up to 1 million sqft" which is a ton. Wells Fargo CIC is roughly 1.4 mil sqft for reference. Where ever they decide, this is big news! Glad to see U-City on the rise again. Light rail development is helping some, but this area is a low key sleeping giant and is always under everyone's radar imo. Stuff just needs to materialize and this is a great step forward.
  31. 4 points
    Today's Charlotte Business Journal. "Health Insurance Giant Centene expected to add thousands of jobs in new Charlotte operation" by Ashley Fahey (Subscriber article) Excerpt: "A Fortune 50 company is expected to be the subject of an economic development announcement this week in Charlotte that would be the largest in recent memory. Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC), a health insurance giant based in St. Louis, is set to add a large Charlotte campus in the University area, according to multiple commercial real estate sources. A source said the campus could eventually measure up to 1 million square feet. The move is rumored to be one of the largest economic development investments in North Carolina's history, with more than 3,000 jobs and nearly $400 million in state incentives, according to a source with direct knowledge of the deal. There are currently 46 job postings for Centene in Charlotte, many of which are in information technology and human resources. Jobs being sought include IT managers, business system analysts and software engineers. There are eight leadership roles currently listed for Charlotte, including an IT director. A director of talent attraction and client management role would, among other things, identify and recruit "top technology professionals." Another posted position, executive talent adviser, would "create and present talent solutions" to attract individuals at the executive and technical levels." ... "At 11 a.m. Wednesday, the state's economic investment committee is scheduled to meet to "consider one or more economic development proposals." The group votes on Job Development Investment Grants, the primary incentives bucket for major economic development expansions or relocations. A source with the city of Charlotte confirmed an economic development announcement is scheduled at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday." ... "David Rhoades, a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Commerce, declined to comment Monday morning about the Centene rumor." "While we talk to many companies about their site location strategies and the advantages of doing business in North Carolina, we don't discuss those conversations nor share any documentation until such time as the organization makes a public announcement of their site decision," Rhoades said." ... "Centene ranked No. 42 on this year's Fortune 500 list. The company has more than 56,000 employees and reported $74.6 billion in revenue last year." "If the rumors are true, the investment would expand on Charlotte's recent tech-job momentum, even outside of the city's traditional financial services sector." Link to CBJ Subscriber article: https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2020/06/29/health-insurance-giant-centene-expansion-charlotte.html
  32. 4 points
    DAMN!! Those are really impressive columns. A colleague was telling me awhile back that those were gonna be very grand, but definitely wasn't picturing THIS grand haha
  33. 4 points
    This is great. I was glad to see work being done on the St. Luke building over the last year but I'm awestruck that those units are renting so high within a stone's throw of Gilpin Court. Now there will be ground up market rate units on that side of 64 as well?! In my head I thought we were still 10+ years away from seeing anything like that over there..... Wow! We should also be hearing something this year related to the Jackson Place Phase 2 project on this side of 64 which will take up the block between 2nd/3rd NS - Jackson/Duval EW...
  34. 4 points
    No, as this does not sound like others rumored not sure. Remember most of the biggest job announcements ever in NC were not whispered beforehand and the whole charade of Amazon was the exception of what normally happens. And from my econ development days I can tell you loose lips can sink ships. Allstate which announced 2250 jobs in Charlotte a couple years back was not once mentioned beforehand and they lease half the Railyard office space now. Just eat a Krispy Kreme doughnut and drink some local coffee and wait. (and no that is NOT a clue)
  35. 4 points
    Anybody else hearing vague rumors about a huge economic development announcement coming later this week? EDIT--Charlotte Ledger: We're told it could be one of the biggest deals in state history, if not the biggest. And it's not in financial services... The state's Economic Investment Committee is meeting Wednesday at 11 am.
  36. 4 points
    Up to 11th floor above West End Ave. (south side), 12th level (north side). Looking NE from West End Ave., 1/2 block east of 21st Ave: Looking NW from West End Ave., 1/4 block west of 20th Ave: Looking SW from Hayes St., 1/4 block west of 20th Ave. North: Looking east from 21st Ave. North, 1/2 block north of West End Ave:
  37. 4 points
    Fusion WeHo (3 stories, 37 townhomes) update: Foundations about to start. Looking west from intersection of Hamilton Ave. and Hagan St: Looking north from intersection of Hamilton Ave. and Hagan St: Looking SW from intersection of Hagan St. and Merritt Ave:
  38. 4 points
    Saint Stephen Restaurant, 1300 3rd Ave. North:
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  41. 4 points
    It’s probably an announcement of what the summer 2021 international schedule is expected to look like. I would expect CLT to have no transatlantic until 2021. With the EU ban on Americans, continued low demand, and the fact CLT isn’t an approved entry airport, transatlantic from CLT isn’t likely to be viable for a while. We should continue to way outperform on domestic traffic though. AA’s recovery is entirely based on expanding DFW and CLT.
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    This Saharan dust is no joke Charlotte skyline in a haze yesterday taken by my pro friend.
  44. 4 points
    Atrium Ballpark in downtown Kannapolis is open every Thurs and Friday evenings and after noon on Saturdays and Sundays to hang out and the concession stands most of them are open. Go check it out and I will post the rest of downtown Kannapolis photos in the Ring Cities thread. Home of the Cannon Ballers and there were quite a few people enjoying the ballpark and the new downtown. Go check it out. Just like the Tanger Center in downtown Greensboro it planned for a spring opening all on hold for now. Take your KJ Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Atrium Ballpark photo tour.
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  46. 4 points
    Signage on Music City Circle complete. Looking north from Music City Circle: Looking east from Music City Circle:
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  48. 3 points
    TriStar Centennial Medical Center $103 million in further upgrades underway for 2021. Thy have made $135 million worth of improvements in the previous two years. 1) $42 million including a renovation of the facility’s cafeteria, the addition of a second heart and vascular operating room, upgrades to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Parthenon Pavilion behavioral health facility and a renovation of Centennial’s iconic garden court entrance. 2) $46 million for the 6 story, 175,000 sq. ft. medical office building. Sarah Cannon Cancer Center will be the primary tenant. Scheduled to be complete in fall of 2021. Finally, a rendering below. 3) $17 million renovation of three floors of its Women’s and Children’s Hospital updating its lobby, three women’s patient rooms, recovery floor and postpartum floor while adding low-intervention birthing suites. More behind the NBJ paywall here: https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2020/06/29/centennial-details-more-than-90m-in-upgrades.html?iana=hpmvp_nsh_news_headline
  49. 3 points
    ^Reminds me of what a terrible mistake it was to demolish the middle building in the old Harvey's Department Store block. That could've similarly been converted to condos or boutique hotel. Whatever will they do with that lot? Maybe Tony G. can build a super-skinny on it.
  50. 3 points
    Charlotte Ave. and 31st Ave North:



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