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  1. Looking north from West End Ave., 1/2 block east of 25th Ave. Looking south from Elliston Place, 1/2 block east of 25th Ave. North:
    5 points
  2. Grundy St. at 12th Ave. North being prepped for asphalt over the massive infrastructure dig/installation underneath. Looking east from Grundy St., 1/1 block east of George L. Davis Blvd:
    5 points
  3. I just drove by Nashville and it also seemed denser than Charlotte (I was blown away by the amount of cranes I saw in downtown!). Haha pardon the photo as I took it while still on the freeway (don’t worry, I was a passenger!!!)
    4 points
  4. That was me! I think you might be right, they are definitely at least correlated with that architectural element. Here is a picture I took a few weeks back that showed how the columns progressed:
    4 points
  5. Tons of rock being dug out along west side of site at the eastern base of Terrazzo building. Looking south from Division St., 1/3 block west of Magazine St: Looking SW from Division St. at Magazine St:
    4 points
  6. this is more an image of the day. Saw this on Nashville UP here is Nashville and Charlotte 2 maps same scale Zoom in on Charlotte and it will do likewise in Nashville. https://acme.com/same_scale/#36.16951,-86.77903,35.23205,-80.84375,11,S,S
    4 points
  7. the glass jewel box is slowly getting completed around the Carolina Theater. Last photo is the Dunhill Hotel a stop of the upcoming Feb. walking tour of Historical Uptown Charlotte (not an oxymoron)
    4 points
  8. Stiles 110 East tower rising. Today. 23 floors may in the near future seem short LOL https://www.110east.com/#s-gallery
    4 points
  9. Apartment tower pilings being done now for the footers. Once these go in then vertical construction can begin on this 24 story stair case stepped tower. what it will be:
    4 points
  10. Miscellaneous shots from Uptown and Southend today. Small Business Saturday was busy in Southend. Check out Camden Ave all closed off lots and lots of people. House from the upcoming Feb. UP walking tour : "Hidden History of Uptown Charlotte What Is (still standing)"
    4 points
  11. …they will come. They will all come. Let’s do this. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49.
    3 points
  12. I hate to say this but I'd love to think most of us don't give a rats tail about Nashville or any other city while on this forum. When will Charlotte just be Charlotte, and stop aspiring to be other cities?
    3 points
  13. I love that little building!
    3 points
  14. Belmont Univ. Frist School of Medicine (6 stories, 160,000 sq. ft., underground garage) update: up to 4th level on northern side of site: underground garage up to street level on southern side of site. Looking NE from alley between 15th Ave. South and 12th Ave. South, 1/2 block north of Acklen Ave: Looking south from Wedgewood Ave. at 14th Ave. South:
    3 points
  15. Whoever asked about the tilted columns, I think this is the answer:
    3 points
  16. Saw this Moxy site for the first time today. Boy is something needed in this area and also the first shots I have taken of the relocated Midnight Diner on the same block with some closeups.
    3 points
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  18. 3 points
  19. Residential building (10 stories, 305 units) update: up to 10th level on west side of site. Looking west from northern driveway, 1/2 block west of 4th Ave. South: Looking NE from access road along CSX tracks, 1/4 block north of Chestnut St:
    2 points
  20. Footings being poured fro foundation on west end of site. Looking NE from Hayes St., 1/2 block east of 20th Ave. North:
    2 points
  21. 2nd of 3 Louise Douglas Apts. structures is down. Looking SE from intersection of Ellison Place with Louise Ave: Looking NE from intersection of Louise Ave. and Hayes St:
    2 points
  22. Emblem Park (5 stories, 414 units, ground level retail, internal garage) update: first internal garage topped-out; foundations underway for northern sections. Looking SE from 4th Ave. South, just south of Rains Ave:
    2 points
  23. ^ Planned Conditions ^ ^ Existing Conditions ^ For what they’re doing, it wouldn’t require any outward expansion like you say. It would only require retrofitting for toll lanes. It would probably be more accurate to say NCDOT stole the dedicated guideway for busses. Which on the other hand is due to underutilization but also due to the Silver line’s manifestation as well.
    2 points
  24. Honestly not sure, I went from 60 segments a year to 8 over the last 18 months. It was the only place that wasn't open at 9am, figured it was still under construction. They have a breakfast menu posted so it just as easily could have been a staffing issue. Coming in tonight fully expecting pandemonium.
    2 points
  25. I did not see it they better have not trashed it. They should gift it to Levine for all his surface parking lots in 1st Ward.
    2 points
  26. Walked into the new Independence Center where Crescent has done the ground floor retail spaces. Looks good. I hear most is leased. Miscellaneous uptown photos. Parking lot photo by the LYNX tracks is owned by NC RR where an expansion of the Hilton hotel could go and provide uptown with the elusive 1000 room hotel adding to their existing 400 rooms then already have. That is their ballroom going over the tracks too.
    2 points
  27. Don't even get me started..... also when is the Library coming down as vagrants have taken over the backside of it. It would be nice to have a sign somewhere showing what is to come. If I was a tourist I would not know anything other than a huge abandoned building. Thank goodness Lennar Multifamily delivered the Ellis and that hotel is being built there. I will say it again Mr Levine could be hero if he used the mass vacant land for a community garden while we wait for development. Imagine people growing food on this land and feeding the homeless and providing a place in these high inflation times for uptown residents to grow their own food. No other city around in NC has this much open vacant land in their downtown.
    2 points
  28. Small business Saturday in downtown Mt Holly where my friend owns a shop. I have never seen his store so busy. Lots of people over there. Belmont and Mt Holly have great little downtowns.
    2 points
  29. Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital Critical Care Wing update: complete and open. Looking NE from 222 22nd Ave. North Garage:
    2 points
  30. It was a good game. The Gator in our group said at least it wasn't a blow out. The rivalry games seem to bring out the worst in the fans though and that got real old real fast. There was the FSU fan behind my daughter who was indignant that the UF band performed the National Anthem pregame with the FSU band (a long time tradition) and her companion who every time a UF player was maybe injured on the field kept yelling "get that piece of dead meat off the field". We've been going to home games since 2007 and have never seen the crowd rush the field like they did last night. They looked like lemmings going over the cliff. Deputies were posted at the goalposts to make sure no one climbed up on them. I heard an estimate of 40,000 fans on the field. No thanks. It was hard enough being in the stands with 75K of my closest friends. We rolled back into Orlando around 5 this morning. IMG_8863.MOV
    1 point
  31. Montgomery Bell Academy,'s H. Frank Burkholder Wellness Center (which opened earlier this year):
    1 point
  32. Still waiting on official word of the stores coming to the shopping center that's planned for the SE corner of Willow Ave & I-40 (Exit 286). From what I've heard, they were hoping to announce the tenants in October but at least one of them (Target) is still trying to tie up some loose ends. Here's a drawing of what's planned but without any store names. The only ones I've heard that are definitely coming are Target and Dick's Sporting Goods but I hope to hear more next week. Supposedly, Home Depot has backed out (inexplicably) as has Costco (not surprising--Cookeville is way too small to support a Sam's Club and a Costco). Lots of denser residential development is taking place in town. In addition to the housing units coming downtown (discussed a few posts above) there are more that have just been announced. I'm not including anything less than 10 units as those are harder to keep up with there are so many. It's amazing how many of townhouses they can squeeze onto just a sliver of land. 13 homes on an .08-acre lot on Lone Oak Drive just off Willow and next another townhouse development that's wrapping up: 26 homes on 4.62 acres at the Hwy 111/I-40 onramp. 66 homes on 7 acres adjacent to Hwy 111: 60 homes on 6 acres on 10th Street. Downtown, some storage units have been torn down to make way for a parking lot. Normally, a new parking lot is not something to be celebrated, but in downtown Cookeville's case it is sorely needed. The on-street parking along Cedar is going to be removed to make way for bike lanes. So the city bought the adjacent storage units, tore them down and replaced them with a parking lot to make up for the lost on-street parking. The before/after pics: And around the corner an upscale pizzeria/wine bar/rooftop bar is going up where there used to be a printing business. This part of downtown ("The WestSide") has become quite a hotspot for foodies with around 20 excellent restaurants and watering holes within easy walking distance of each other.
    1 point
  33. Jackson Place re-development moves forward. https://richmondfreepress.com/news/2022/nov/23/jackson-place-mosby-south-advance/
    1 point
  34. There have been rumors of a Paris route floating around for a while, but like @nashscanmentioned we probably won't see any airlines seriously consider additional transatlantic connections until after the international terminal is finished and the economy has stabilized a bit.
    1 point
  35. I'm pretty sure it's initially for Amtrak but would be on the same line as the commuter rail up to Salisbury, so it will be a seamless addition to that.
    1 point
  36. How to keep getting money from people without doing much?
    1 point
  37. I agree - it perfectly captures my entire life experience living in a thoroughly suburbanized city. A very poignant description of the social capital that has been squandered and destroyed for generations of Americans.
    1 point
  38. "Lives lived behind windshields instead of on sidewalks or trains." My favorite line from the article.
    1 point
  39. I'll humbly request to the Mods that the name of this thread be changed to Cap or Removal of Belk Freeway
    1 point
  40. I would like to celebrate the fact that I was banned from this website when I was 17 or 18, for suggesting that we should make 277 a river, 20 years later the spirit of that concept has had a couple million impressions on social media and is featured in glossy in Charlotte's most subscribed city magazine.
    1 point
  41. Ely’s excellent Charlotte Magazine article on 277 as a problem that can be solved is now out. Big thanks to him for helping to move the Remove 277 discussion into the public discourse. one quibble I have with the piece: I would argue that the community members who live within walking / biking distance may have equal or greater significance in this discussion -- I'll bet there are upwards of 150,000 of those folks, we should not reflexively give drivers a big say here, particularly where there are plenty of alternatives for drivers and none for community members. One other worthwhile excerpt since driver safety has not really entered into this discussion yet: https://www.charlottemagazine.com/cry-us-a-river-the-calamity-of-i-277-in-charlotte-and-how-we-could-undo-it/
    1 point
  42. Y'all know I don't get into the river on 277 discussion but this is for real in the Netherlands. How about a river cap??
    1 point
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