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AuLukey last won the day on September 1 2012

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  1. AuLukey

    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    My question is, what the heck is this? I see this almost every day and I can’t wrap my head around it. As far as I can tell it doesn’t exist in the renderings.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    This is really all just a practice round for the mega-violent-protests at the RNC under the guise of “Marine Week.” They’re just prepping for martial law
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    With light rail out, we drove to Uptown yesterday. I saw a few A frame signs at the N Tryon stations indicating the station was closed and where to go for the busses. Only saw one person sitting at a station, and they had a CATS hat on so idk. Would’ve said something, but she had the grimace of a DMV worker who is overdue for their smoke break. That all said, I’m not sure if it was the lack of light rail or the fact that there was a Knights game, but parking in uptown was packed compared to a normal weekend.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    The festival was packed yesterday. I can’t believe they don’t use more blocks for this one. The venders were basically stacked on top of each other.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    I’m gonna miss this view. But that’s the price of progress I guess
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    For that to happen, the city will have to invest heavily in the area’s infrastructure (or lack there of.) The monster roads there are not suited for that sort of density. A better, fuller grid (which has been drawn up by UCP) has sort of begun to be implemented, but it has a significant way to go before any type of high density development can take form.
  7. AuLukey

    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Or, you know, not. Extra sprawl is not what we need. Would totally defeat the purpose of the expressway.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    That angle would have made for an amazing construction time lapse. So sayeths Captain Hindsight...
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    And the shopping center sign goes boom Seems like such a waste that they didn’t just make it a prefab part of the final structure—that they could just lift into place when its time came
  10. AuLukey

    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Every time we make the swing around 277 there, that is all I can think about. What a waste of space and the perfect place for a sports complex. Put the hypothetical new stadium (after 2030) closer to the city on that block and put the sea of tailgate parking up against the interstate. I’m not a fan of parking lots, but come on, that’s a BIG part of the experience for a lot of fans. Use the old location to extend uptown’s growth. At least they’d be out of site. I just hope our current stadium at least hits the 30 year old mark first. Anything less would be a waste.
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    Bye bye Wonderwall
  12. I feel like the apartment market may be softening Uptown; but, if we’re lucky, the jobs TP, Legacy, Duke, and FNB bring should bring plenty of prospective residential tenants along with them. 10 Tryon success or failure could also have a bearing on this project. Until the office sector softens, I think our residential market should be just fine to continue growing. Trust me, I’ve played a LOT of Simcity, so I’m basically an expert
  13. AuLukey

    Carolina Panthers

    According to David Tepper in a press conference he just held, he is contractually obligated to not remove the statue. I guess Jerry didn’t want to be forgotten bad enough he threw that in as a contingency of the sale. Also in the press conference, he mentioned that they were in desperate need of new practice fields that “made no sense” to be next to the field; as that land would be better suited for development. He made mention of the new Amtrak/Greyhound station as well in the reasoning. So at least he’s somewhat in touch with Uptown development. He said very factually that the stadium desperately needed upgrading and he planned on using tax dollars only from sources that were supported by the organization (ie hospitality tax.) He said that he plans on opening the stadium up to many more events as well; such as high school games and concerts. Which, in turn, will drive more taxes into coffers that will help support stadium development. What worries me is he did a lot of sidestepping and was alluding to moving the stadium, but then also said it has a great location... so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ He plans on removing all non-disclosure agreements within the organization so that things like JR’s harassment can not be covered up in the future. Lastly, he said he plans on driving development in the community (did not elaborate) and plans on growing the charitable organizations with the Panthers and their players’ foundations. I’m interested to see how this all turns out. He plans on hiring a president to run the day-to-day operations as he will still be working his normal job. So I guess we’ll see just how involved he really stays in the community. I hope he becomes a major player in Charlotte’s growth; but I feel a little doubtful that he will.
  14. AuLukey

    Carolina Panthers

    The President of the United States is Donald Trump... I think anyone making those kinds of remarks gets a pass right now. EDIT: before I get called out on this, this post is not meant to be political. It’s a statement of where our nation is right now and what is considered acceptable when you use our president as a benchmark.