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  1. Some new cards from PainterPete71 (PHofKS):
    12 points
  2. It’s like Brentwood. I swear, Brentwood stretches from Arkansas to North Carolina. Brentioch? What?? Brentville…Brentlin... Btw…pretty sure my house in M’boro is considered to be “in the Gulch”
    9 points
  3. getter harder and harder to get all of our skyline in a regular photo shot now. Here is after the afternoon hot shower the city had. from the 2nd downtown Southpark.
    9 points
  4. 8 points
  5. I hope that never happens (naming). He made a deal with the devil during the General Assembly's attempt at stealing the airport from the City of Charlotte (his employer).
    7 points
  6. Every Developer it seems has tried to say they were in the Gulch and expanding the boundaries of the Gulch. Now we have the North Gulch, East Gulch, and even the area where the Vorhees building is, is being called the Gulch. There are even some that are calling stuff on the other side of I 40 the Gulch. It gets a little ridiculous with some of these real estate people trying to sell homes. its just I really don’t know what the real boundaries are!
    7 points
  7. Yep! Surprising right? It is quickly becoming one of the skyscraper capitals of the Americas. Actually, the tall building on the far left of that photo is called T.Op Torre 1 It was completed just last year and is the first 1,000 ft. + tall building in all of Central and South America. Monterrey is a safe city and very affluent for Mexico... metro approaching five million people... parts of it kind of reminded me of a more urban version of Houston with a more interesting, lively streetscape all nestled between dramatic, rocky, stunningly beautiful mountains . Despite all the explosive hi
    6 points
  8. This is indeed good news uptown is picking up. I talked to a person who works at the Embassy Suites uptown and he said the hotel is mostly booked on weekends and weekday travel including business people is picking up too. Is Uptown Charlotte returning to normal? | wcnc.com
    6 points
  9. this kind of neighborhood name stretching is common in Charlotte. We have Southend which keeps getting bigger and further from its original area. We even have LoSo Lower Southend now that keeps moving further south. We now have even overlay names of multiple areas like the Mill District which covers NoDa, Villa Heights and Belmont neighborhoods. Maybe an Inner Gulch, Outer Gulch and an Upper Gulch or a Lower Gulch. When developers find a name that attracts people and buildings they latch on to it and spread it.
    6 points
  10. 6 points
  11. Today this morning from Facebook Sky5.
    6 points
  12. @Bos2Nash, I am attempting to rephrase your questions and give you my opinions. And it is my opinion, not that of the GBID board. In my answers, the phrase "The Gulch" means the area covered by the Gulch Business Improvement District (GBID). Would adding the Mid-Gulch adversely affect Gulch residents who are currently benefiting from GBID's services? As new buildings in The Gulch are completed over the next few years, they will start paying property taxes and GBID assessments, increasing revenue to provide services to the area around those buildings. GBID's budget is healthy, we a
    6 points
  13. Looking like a major concrete pour coming in the near future. Btw…question for you guys in the know. On the concrete pour arm that’s installed and rises with the site…is that small pipe that runs from the arm away from the site what's attached to a cement truck? Just wondering how they get the cement to the arm.
    5 points
  14. 455 Humphreys in WeHo (3 stories, 2 units) update: brickwork complete. Looking south from Humphreys St. 1/2 bock east of Martin St:
    5 points
  15. To avoid confusion maybe the South Gulch could be renamed 'Below the Gulch' or... Belch, for short. What a glamorous address that would be!
    5 points
  16. On July 9, 2021, the Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision (FEIS/ROD) for the Tier 1 Atlanta to Charlotte Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan (PRCIP) was published in the Environmental Protection Agency Federal Register. The Federal Railroad Administration and the Georgia DOT worked together with stakeholders in North Carolina and South Carolina to reach this important milestone in the Tier 1 EIS process. In this Tier 1 FEIS/ROD, FRA has identified and selected the Greenfield Corridor Alternative as the Preferred Corridor Alternative based on analysis presented
    5 points
  17. Today this morning from Facebook Sky5.
    5 points
  18. No pictures but demolition of the old shops next to the broadwalk has started. Can’t wait until this site gets redeveloped. https://www.watersedge-universityplace.com
    5 points
  19. Again, I don't think it is extremely identical, but I genuinely think it does look quite similar to DEC. I understand there are slight differences. I simply don't think they are enough to make this stand out as much as some do. My opinion could very well change once this is complete, but as it sits right now this is how I feel. Some of the surrounding towers of this new cluster aren't helping the matter either (in my opinion). The obvious exception is Deloitte and to a lesser extent the Marriott. It feels like the developers were allowed to pick from three glass hues and four colors for
    5 points
  20. You are so right about integrated planning. It's easy to get lost in the weeds on this, and I am not a professional (what I know I learned mostly from reading blogs) but: The way to do this, is to *start* by drawing up the timetable you want to run. Work backwards from there to figure out the infrastructure needed to make it work. If you do it right (meaning you have a willing and cooperative freight operator), by step 6 (2h 30m run time), you would have a system where passenger trains and freight trains never have to overtake each other in the same direction because they all run th
    5 points
  21. Out shooting for a client last night and caught one of the most amazing sunsets last night! Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!
    5 points
  22. We got a whole lot coming on line, but my guess it will be filling up as it is built with support businesses moving here because of Oracle & Amazon and the continued Exodus from Cali.
    4 points
  23. Good news is that the office market is stabilizing in Nashville and many other places. How we stacked up with 3 of our competitors: Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville, Raleigh Durham. Hint Atlanta is by far the worst market right now and Raleigh Durham is the best market in this group. All stats from JLL 2nd Quarter 2021 reports. Net Absorption in total Numbers (negative means office market shrunk) year to date to July 1 2021 Bold means best in Class. CLT +78,xxx sq ft ATL -3.138M sq ft Nash +15,xxx sq ft RDU +151,xxx sq ft Overall vacancy rate CLT 16.1% ATL
    4 points
  24. https://www.charlottemagazine.com/jerry-orr-is-chuck-norris/ Jerry acted as if the airport was HIS airport. He worked behind the scenes with the republicans in the assembly (my opinion) to support the law that transferred the airport to a new State controlled authority. Same happened for Asheville Water Authority (later ruled unconstitutional) and other places that were uppity cities. The new authority board of reliable Republicans asked him to be the director and the city fired him since he was now "working" for another entity. The new authority required federal approval for administra
    4 points
  25. The old 12th & Porter music venue is not coming back as far as I can tell. The building was occupied as a field office by the contactor for Asurion (JE Dunn). The old bar and stage are gone and the building has been repainted a darker grey (ugly). However a new use as a meeting and entertainment venue is planned (from an April 12 Tennesseean article) with a high tech wall projection system and renamed Nightscape Visions. I think I would have preferred it to be razed and made part of the Edition Hotel site, but perhaps the high tech use would be compatible with the new hotel. Is
    4 points
  26. Broadway Bull and Bowl is a new 2nd & 3rd floor section of Nashville Underground at 105 Broadway. The building was built in 1935. More at The Tennessean here: https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/2021/07/09/first-look-nashville-underground-brings-bowling-broadway/5296399001/ Photos courtesy of Stephanie Amador:
    4 points
  27. Hill Center at 5 Points (2 story rebuild from March, 2020 tornado damage) update. Looking SW from intersection of Woodland St. and South 10th St:
    4 points
  28. Thank you for your insight @Mr_Bond! I like the idea of expanding the GBID up to Charlotte. Too many little districts could distract from a more cohesive city. Plus the highway cap up against a single neighborhood/district could be beneficial.
    4 points
  29. SouthPark miscellaneous projects today after the showers. Love how the Apex turned out. Hazel Southpark apartments look great. (2-3) These apartments on Morrison Blvd still look great. (4) Building on Rexford Rd Nucor just bought (5) Massive Colony redevelopment project. (6-7) Piedmont Row office tower (8) Rest of photos of the Barclay at Southpark development and the Southpark Towers tallest in this submarket.
    4 points
  30. Today this evening from News Channel 5. Continue Tower crane take down.
    4 points
  31. Y’all needn’t fight. You’re both crazy and can be honored residents of adjacent presidential suites in the Urban Planet Mental Health Institute. (Impressive 360 degree views of all the growth and development our city has to offer!)
    4 points
  32. The following is NOT my image, but it is of a city that I visited not too long ago, and I found the shot so striking I just felt I had to share it here. This is a shot of Monterrey, Mexico (and adjacent San Pedro Garza Garcia,) but it looks like a screen shot from the movie Blade Runner or something... Source
    4 points
  33. Maybe we could get Wells to move it's national HQ to Charlotte and then they'll have a measuring contest with BOA to see who has the bigger...ahem... building again. Then we'll have more 50+ floor towers.
    4 points
  34. I hear you talking about how I look. I am my own beauty and stop comparing me to the others in town. You will see I am better than many of my taller friends. Here I am peaking out towards east Charlotte. signed, DEP
    4 points
  35. New Apartments going up at 421 Tremont. Photos at link https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2021/07/09/ram-realty-advisors-south-end-apartment.html Ram Realty Advisors has purchased a 2.6-acre site in South End for just over $10.3 million, according to Mecklenburg County real estate records. The site at 421 W. Tremont Ave. will be home to Everly, a 253-unit apartment complex, the developer announced. The land sale comes after Ram secured rezoning for the project in February.
    4 points
  36. Legacy Union remaining land should be made into a Merchandise Mart like Atlanta. Redevelop the soon to be Duke land across the street and create a skybridge across. The Merchandise Mart would have a nice hotel and shops built into the project. This would create tons of opportunity for the Convention Center to thrive. Can any developer out there see this vision?
    4 points
  37. 5 years ago and earlier, I would have said to keep the 12th and Porter building and that “Ale House” across the street. Kind of a cool, funky vibe to that area…and with Pins Mechanical opening up, I had the thought that maybe that would help (and I do believe there are tenants still trying to make that happen?). However…if someone was able to come up with something nice in the location stretching from the Endeavor / Tennessean site structures to the new Gibson Residences that would help keep a kinda funky, cool “Gulch” vibe without just plopping down another 2-3 apartment complexes, that wou
    3 points
  38. You can really see the steel from the interstate now, even through the trees. It will make a statement!
    3 points
  39. 3 points
  40. A friend explained it to me this way, the comprehensive plan takes a-lot of staff time, money, and most importantly political capitol to complete. By the time it's finished and with all the controversy, city council and staff are exhausted. Now the UDO must be completed with frustrated and cynical citizens, no more fresh minds on the table. Special interests had plenty of time to sneak in agendas or damage the process. Despite bad luck with Covid, I think city staff deserve scrutiny for this process. They kind-of took us all on a ride, and not through bad faith, but bad government structu
    3 points
  41. I'm still skeptical that is going to happen, just based on our current leader's take on things. Plus the cost savings directive would make me think that a new building of any type is not a possibility in the near future (like 5-10 years). We can still hope though!
    3 points
  42. So I wasn't going to address the "it looks too much like DEC" comments, but really, it has a lot of differences. For one, it doesn't have the stark white edging that defines DEC. It has the darker glass chamfered edges and the center glass panel that breaks up the glass curtain. It also has bright white mullions. Yes the glass is the same, but truly its a very different building.
    3 points
  43. So remember we had that discussion on the tents they set up? The Biz Journal had an Article a few weeks back talking about why those were there. It was buried in a very long article on how we changed our economic development process. Basically, there is/was a very serious out of state tenant for 110 East, they were touring the city, with 110 being the final stop of the day, because that is where they were targeting the for their office location. Stiles was going to have them tour an empty lot, but the new city economic development team made them put up tents and cater food, etc.
    3 points



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