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  1. On 2/16/2022 at 7:36 AM, Rossario said:

    I've gotta admit - if Uptown's land value tanks, it'll be satisfying to see those land hogs reap the fruits of their holding out.

    While I love seeing the rise of Southend we really really really need Uptown to be just as stellar.  Do we want Uptown to go the way of downtown ATL?  YIKES

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  2. On 11/7/2021 at 9:03 AM, rancenc said:

    More housing for the east side of Spartanburg which will impact existing infrastructure.


    That's a LOT of new homes, especially with supplies being so hard to come by right now. 

     I'm curious why development wouldn't be on the western part of Spartanburg County to be closer to Greenville and it's offerings. Is it built out already on the west side?

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  3. 8 minutes ago, RANYC said:

    I saw a pic on twitter of downtown Houston in the 1970s.  The pic showed seas of newly-created surface parking where historic, low-rise downtown structures had been leveled.  These surface lots were created to accommodate a surge in parking demand as downtown went from a mixed-use neighborhood to an office destination for regional suburbanites, using their cars to get into the CBD and to these intense, vertical property uses.

    South End has gone from a low-rise industrial area to a low-to-mid-rise mixed-use area, and will soon be a mixed-use high-rise district.  As new office construction in South End starts to beckon thousands of office workers from around the region, many of whom will drive into the neighborhood, is there a chance we'll start to see the creep of dedicated surface lots, similar to what happened decades ago in places like Houston and even in Uptown Charlotte?  Yes, a number of high-rises are built with embedded parking, but the property use intensity of skyscrapers filled with the auto-bound masses winds up driving demand for surrounding surface lots.  Are there design regulations to prevent that in South End?  Or is preferred parking scouting out spots?  For what it's worth, I can't imagine what preferred parking would flatten to create surface lots for a rising South End.

    Considering the roughly 25 miles of light rail in Mecklenburg County runs through Southend.. the answer better be a big Hell No! At this stage in the game undeveloped Uptown and Southend property is too valuable to remain undeveloped which is why we are seeing a resurgence of new construction. Paved lots will continue to disappear, especially Uptown. Southend may have a few 1/4 surface lots here and there when the dust settles. My 2 cents

    9 minutes ago, AirNostrumMAD said:


    Their(Montreals) Metro stations are among the best looking in the world IMO.


    The People are among the best looking AND best dressed in the world as well. Imo

    What's the source saying Charlotte is more dense then Montreal? 


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  4. On 6/9/2021 at 1:53 PM, KJHburg said:

    Walked the new "park" today and got some photos of the new 16 story apartment tower and the new 11 story office tower.   the apartment tower looks very much their 550 Stonewall tower uptown. 

    Walking trails plus new high rise construction nearby my kinda of a park.  

    here is the phasing of Ballantyne Reimagined and phase 1 infrastructure is underway now.  the park is in Phase 2 zone

    PHASING | Ballantyne Reimagined (projectballantyne.com)
















    Getting major Aventura FL vibes ESPECIALLY from the 16floor apartments with those balconies.  Just Google Aventura+Turnberry+Resort and see what you think. Wow.

  5. 3 hours ago, Reverie39 said:

    My experience in the Triangle has been that people know Uptown and NoDa pretty well but that’s about it. I have heard occasional mention of SouthPark. I also imagine South End will become more of a household name around the Carolinas over the coming decade. You probably won’t find anyone aware of Plaza-Midwood, Wilmore, etc. though. 

    Thanks so much for this insight! I'm shocked about people not knowing SouthPark though. I would think with the exclusive  retail there that lots of people from the Triangle would make a day or weekend of it for those stores. Thx again.

  6. 2 hours ago, Mid South NC said:

    I care. Though I reside 2 hours away, (100 miles exactly), but work in the city 3 days/week, commuting all 3 days, (as I prefer my own bed at night), and I certainly know the areas of the city,  and refer to them by their names, as though I'm a lifelong resident lol 


    Interesting.  I knew many people at a former job that commuted from the Triad to Charlotte after a merger moved the headquarters from there to CLT. I commuted 61miles when I lived in Philly(1.5hrs one way). I know all about commuting. I knew areas of Philly like you know CLT. How similar our path. 

        I couldn't have cared less if an area of the city changed names. It rarely happened since as you know PHL is crazy old. 

      I'm sure you are aware that old time Charlotteans know what we refer to as Uptown, as Downtown. That is where "re-rebranded" comes from in my comment.

    "Who cares at this point right" was me simply riding the excitement of all the spectacular growth happening around Charlotte. 

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  7. 9 hours ago, The Real Clayton said:

    I've been trying to rebrand it "Downtown"

    That would be re-rebrand it "Downtown"... Downtown->Uptown->Center City->Uptown->who cares at this point right. Just keep building! I often think of people that are within 2hrs of Charlotte and wonder what they make (or if they care) about the many neighborhoods in the city. 

    NoDa. Plaza-Midwood.  LoSo. Uptown. Midtown. Southend. SouthPark. Wilmore.  and so many more I can't keep up.  Do they just call it all Charlotte or maybe they know of the major ones at best. 

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  8. 15 hours ago, Matthew.Brendan said:


     Top tier design at play here. 


    No doubt! These designs are something Charlotte has never seen. High hopes that this project forever raises the bar of architectural design for the city.... finally

    13 hours ago, KJHburg said:

    remember their initial comments about purchasing this land for development we are following our national clients to Charlotte.  Bank of America is one of their anchor tenants in Chicago but they have others and given Chicago's status a huge business center they know of others.  I have heard several companies from coast to coast they could be looking for a new HQ location.  

    Sears... circa early 1990s.. that's all I'm sayin'.. ha!

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  9. On 11/20/2021 at 8:54 PM, JacksonH said:

    Seeing all the news about proposed towers in Charlotte, it is really impressive.  It seems that the construction never stops.  But I was looking at Wikipedia and this surprised me:  There are fourteen towers currently proposed (not yet under construction) in Charlotte.  That seems like a big number, except.  . .  there are twenty-five proposed for Raleigh!  Twenty-five!  (Greensboro only has one proposed, by the  way.)  It makes me wonder, though, if Raleigh is one day going to catch up to Charlotte and rival its skyline, and its metro population.  Thoughts?


    Not in our lifetimw and probably not ever.

    Charlotte will have the premier skyline for at least 50yrs.(I'll likely be dead or senile which is cool).

    As far as population. I like looking at CSA's and Charlotte's is a good 500,000 over Raleighs CSA . I think Charlotte will eventually gobble up Cherokee County  in SC as well as  Catawba County and Alexander County in NC. That will add another 200k to our CSA. Just my 2 cents.

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  10. On 2/3/2022 at 7:29 PM, KJHburg said:

    Hello Google I hope you are paying for this massive water leak in Concord.  My mother used to live nearby this corner and businesses losing money. 

    Massive water main break in Concord caused by Google Fiber leads to multi-day closure (fox46.com)

    I knew something like this would happen at some point.  They have been steady ripping up front yards for a good month I'd say. My development is about 2 miles from Pitts and 29 and I'm wondering if they will eventually lay the orange pipe thingy throughout the entire neighborhood....??... or how does this all work? Thx


  11. On 12/29/2021 at 5:57 PM, Nick2 said:

    What's crazy to me is that by 2050, it's not unreasonable to think that NC and GA could be the fifth and sixth largest states by population likely passing Illinois and Pennsylvania.

    People always mention how huge California is by population but if you copied it on the east coast from central Florida to central Virginia (basically excluding the NOVA area and Miami), there wouldn't be much difference in population.

    The last part about CA is so true. And the cities that would be in a east cost type CA state.... wow

  12. On 1/1/2022 at 8:41 PM, JacksonH said:

    Haha, you and I think alike.  Your town sounds like a NW Mayberry.  I'm getting close to retirement.   I'm in SoCal now but would like to spend my retirement between here and the Charlotte area, and specifically Davidson (I like old college towns), but only as long as Davidson is able to prevent having its soul stolen by Charlotte.

    That said, I do like the city, but only if it's a functional city with walkable neighborhoods where you know people in your neighborhood and know the mom and pop retailers and they know you.

    New Hope PA  is the perfect small town.  45mins from CC Philly. NYC is served by Coach busses for those who work in Manhattan. (1.5hr tops) And Trenton is just 20mins for rail to Penn Station.

       New Hope is a bit like Davidson without the University.  Though the local HS feels like a college campus. 

       Miss it terribly. 

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  13. On 12/31/2021 at 9:46 PM, rancenc said:

    Hopefully someone can do a video  for Charlotte like this civic cheerleader did for Atlanta...check out the positive adjectives!!


    What tha. This is bad... elementary.. and not even necessary.  We know what we need to know about ATL already.. lol... this was a joke right?

  14. On 10/21/2021 at 1:31 PM, KJHburg said:

    Christenbury Villagethis Christenbury Village near Concord Mills is a little mixed use projects with retail the Lowes food, and apartments.



    Christenbury Village

    Christenbury Hall, the housing development, is seeing homes sell for 1mil +now. It's astonishing to me because of the small lots. But the architecture is top notch. Being in the Cox Mill HS district (#10 ranked HS in North Carolina doesn't hurt either).

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  15. On 10/26/2021 at 10:22 PM, SouthendSnoop said:

    Imagine if we got an MLB stadium in southend, and mixed use development around it (like the battery in Atlanta) My god, southend would turn into a city of its own. 

    Please let this be prophetic !! I want MLB sooo bad in Charlotte. Seems inevitable it will happen. Hopefully I won't be pushing a walker when it finally does though... ha!

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  16. On 10/22/2021 at 6:32 PM, KJHburg said:

    From the Charlotte Biz Journal last week the metro's wealthiest zip codes and here we go:  BOLD is outside Meck County 


    6. 28075 Harrisburg Cabarrus Co.'s most affluent area



    Harrisburg shows no signs of slowing growth or affluence.  Huge new development on Stallings rd, called Harmony, recently put its sign up for homes starting in the 500s. Another large development across from entrance to Harrisburg Elementary doesn't have a sign up, but lately new construction easily begins in the 500-600k range. Harrisburg Village on the Concord side of 49 is seeing townhomes that were in the 300s, selling for 400k+. That development also includes single FH's. 


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  17. It's that so many people on here are jumping off buildings over two letters, NC.  

      Relax, breathe. Charlotte, NC is good y'all.  

      How could people NOT know about Charlotte? Some of you are too young to remember how huge the Hornets were. And I'm talking internationally as well. The NBA coming to town in 1988 is when we became a household name. And just 5 or 6yrs after that NFL. 

    Lord knows probably 60-70% of Americans have at the very least had a connection through Charlotte-Douglas.  We have Fantasia, Dababy, Mandy Patinkin,  Michael Jordan, just to name a few celebrities. The Jonas bros have grandparents here. They are in/out of town at least a few times a year... We had the PTL scandal, I almost sat beside the late Tammy Faye at Central Church of God one Sunday actually. Almost ran over John Legend and his wife at the airport rushing to a gate when I was still a Flight Attendant.  We have Ric Flair, Mullet styled hair, and the Cabarrus County Fair!! 

    I think it may just be habit with putting NC after Charlotte tbh. 

    (This has been a source of pain for us die hard Charlottd lovers my entire adult life. 30+ yrs.) 


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  18. On 9/23/2021 at 4:02 PM, CLT2014 said:

    I don't think our city fits the demographic profile Bloomingdale's looks for, especially given existing competition from Neiman and Nordstrom (only so many mass affluent to target in Charlotte).  

    Agree .  Was at Bloomingdale's at Aventura FL and though it was 10yrs ago, it felt more upscale as a mall overall.(except for the bus transfer literally at the main mall entrance.) PLUS they had that store that Charlotte wants sooooo so bad. I bought a pair of jeans and a shirt from that store. Jeans held up great!

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