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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    For a building of this rumored size, will construction affect parking in the below ground deck at the Green?
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    CATS Long Term Transit Plan - Silver, Red, Airport Lines

    I would imagine that elevated railway would be significantly cheaper than burying a line. I could see a really cool elevated corridor through uptown that bypasses the stadium and through Gateway before dropping back to grade out to the airport. #pipedreams
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Out here in Denver the vast majority of the schedule is 15 min headway 7 days a week. The only time it's not is before 4:45am and after like 9:30pm weekdays and 10pm weekends (1 hour weekdays/30 min weekends). It really isn't an inconvenience and is always pretty packed. The H line, which I use most frequent, runs 4 cars per train 90% of the time. EDIT: Here is a link to their schedules. Right now I think Denver has 10 lines or so, with another 3 under construction.
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    Pardon my ignorance, but what sort of time table are we looking at for said rate hike? Is this something that will be settled by Q3?
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    While I completely agree with this sentiment, the trend is skewing toward high end stadiums that cater to the wealthy with amenities galore because that's where the money is. A typical family, or even couple, will spend hundreds of dollars just to go to one game. Or, they could spend hundreds of dollars on a nice tv and watch with friends from their living room. With technology as advanced as it is (ultra high def, multiple camera angles, instant replay, interactive web apps) the reason for going to a game years ago no longer exists. And the NFL knows this, even in a tv ratings slump. Look at every stadium built since Jerry World, and those either under construction or on the drawing board. Going to an NFL game is a high luxury good, and this will continue to be the trend for some time.
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    Tryon Place - Crescent project at Tryon and Stonewall

    So here in Denver 1144 15th. Street has finally topped out. All I can think of though is how much the original Tryon Place design looked like this. This in it's current design (as we STILL have no movement on that parcel) has to be the most underwhelming project in the past 20 years. I'd almost rather it stay dormant for another 10 or 15 just to see something that truly deserves this prime spot of land.
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    KrispyKreme/JAB Holdings/JAB Beech in Charlotte

    Well, if I'm reading a part of This Oct. 31 article, the new chief executive that JAB installed over Krispy Kreme (Mike Tattersfield) is also the chief executive of Caribou and Einstein: He just bought a $1.32 million house on Lake Norman in August.
  8. So the "Market 42" name isn't actually a Lennar creation, I found out. According to this marketing video, HFF was listing this property with that moniker to potential developers, of which Lennar purchased. Those in the know, is Lennar keeping that name through official design/permitting stages, or could we potentially see a rebranding once the project is made public?
  9. I'd guess the other project alluded to is the Polk site development by Northwood ravin, with the Polk building staying creating a higher floor count on the main tower.
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    Ascent Uptown - 33 stories (3rd and Poplar)

    Great pictures KJHBURG- living out in Denver it's great to see updates from around town. What's the status on the planters on the parking deck? Back in mid September they were looking rather, ummmm, to be desired.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Bwahaha - is Spencer's still a thing?? 1997 called.... While not my favorite new project uptown, I agree with sydneycarton's sentiment that this is leaps and bounds better than Tryon Place. I loved the original design, and hate what that project has been reduced too. With Legacy Union, I just wonder how well it will tie in with the buildings on that end of the skyline (being the 4th tallest overall). I'm being cautiously optimistic.
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    Amazon HQ2

    I can't believe I'm putting my two cents into this conversation, but I am. Right now - short list, long list, no list - none of it means a thing. The only company that knows a "short list" is Amazon. Even then, while they might have some preferences, it's a fluid discussion in there ranks. Which is what the RFQ was intended to do. Maybe there are some cities on that short list, and maybe some have presented such a compelling proposal that it's made amazon rethink said list. My question is, if there were only - say 10 - cities that would ultimately get the nod, why would amazon just not release that to begin with? Would those 10 cities change their proporal when up against 9 competitors vs. 19? If anything, amazon stands to come out as the bad guy by trying to entice cities that ultimately never had any chance to begin with. And this gives places like Charlotte just as much of a vote in the early stages as anyone else. Amazon is smart; make RFQ proposals by early October, have a short list by early 2018. Then anyone that didn't make the "short list" isn't bitter and feeling strung along (especially come time for Amazon to open up another server farm or air hub).
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    Amazon HQ2

    Ha! Beat me to it, although my link has embedded up to date odds I think you make a very valid point and agree. The bleed to not only Charlotte but also potentially Nashville cannot be understated. There are many supporting services and heavy clients that could benefit from being in a neighboring state, both logistically and geographically, but within distance of same day face-to-face transactions. Another reason why Atlanta makes sense is from a talent standpoint. Think about all of the major universities within a half day drive. Here is a 300 mile radius:
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    Amazon HQ2

    Betting on HQ2 has officially begun. Paddy Power Sports Bookhas Atlanta as the front runner at 2-1 odds. Runner ups are Austin (11-4) and Philly (7-1). Other cities of note are Portland (14-1), Denver in the middle at 20-1, Dublin (50-1), and rounding out the list is Melbourne at 100-1. Noticeably absent are Charlotte and Raleigh. However this list and the odds are surely to change as more bets are placed.
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    Mixed Use Spirit Square and Main Library Redevelopment

    So the county has earmarked $65 million for the new library....how much could we anticipate in private funds in addition to this? I thought I remembered an RFQ earlier this year stating $93 million; is this still a realistic goal ($28 million) for the Library Foundation?