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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    I could see Trade becoming something similar to the 16th Street Mall in Denver with streetcar instead of the free mall ride (buses) that are used in Denver. Denver had Cobb & Associates as architects to redesign the street to include retail along the way - this is what Charlotte would require. Bring in an architect to design a walkable retail corridor that could be done in sections. It still provides cross traffic for all streets over trade, just no through traffic down Trade itself. I'd imagine it could be done in phases, too. First phase would be from the transportation center/light rail/arena through Church Street. Then as Gateway Station is built you could add Church to the new train station. Eventually, you could extend it the other direction from CTC to McDowell. Additionally, for existing hotel shuttles/utility vehicles they would have access to the streetcar dedicated right of way much in the way the free mall shuttle operates in Denver. Pipe dreams, I know - but it certainly is feasible and would bring a lot of pedestrian traffic/tourist traffic to center city much in the way of Denver.
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    Panthers New Team HQ and Facility

    This is purely a move on Tepper's part for the incentives involved. First, as a favor to help anchor the Lincoln Harris project at the former Knight's Stadium site. I am sure the Harris' are giving nice kick-backs/monetary incentives to help build up their 'master plan' for that large site. Second, have we heard anything on what tax breaks/incentives Fort Mill/SC are giving for this move across the border? From a purely business perspective, this makes too much sense not to move. Also, this is very similar to Denver's setup - stadium downtown Denver; their practice facilities are a major development in Englewood, CO some 17 miles from the stadium and consists of indoor practice field, 3 outdoor fields, conditioning center, team HQ, and administrative buildings all situated on 13.5 acres.
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    Panthers New Team HQ and Facility

    Yeah...I'm still trying to figure this one out LOL. If it's a blue line extension, there are only two feasible routes - both of which are 8 miles long. You either go through downtown Pineville and then out past the flea market OR you run adjacent to the interstate (485 to 77 South). Neither of these seem like economically sound decisions and would surely meet heavy public resistance as a waste of taxpayer dollars. I just don't see this ever happening.
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    My guess it will be more in line architecturally and height wise with DEC. 786' at 48 stories - which would put this around 635-640' tall. Just my two cents...
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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.
  12. 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?
  13. 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.