nashbill

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nashbill last won the day on May 11 2012

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    Putting my hands in dirt and planting things and sitting on the deck and watching stuff grow and having a nice cold beer in a frosty mug. And I like to bicycle.

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  1. nashbill

    1000 Room Convention Center Hotel

    How about a casino? Cities across the country are building or already have a casino. I was thinking the hotel could be associated with the casino and the enlarged convention center. Of course gambling would have to be legalized. Give the people what they want.
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    Plaza-Shamrock - Corner of PM and NoDa

    I finally found and bought a house. It is on Shamrock on the Country Club Acres side of the street. Shamrock turns into a 2 lane road after Eastway. I really like the house. It has been flipped and they did a pretty nice job. I am on the edge of Country Club Acres and I like the street grid and connectivity of the area. That is pretty rare here. Nice for evening walks. There is no street parking and no side walk on my side of Shamrock. I think adding sidewalks would make this an even better area. There is a bus stop right in front of my house that is used quite a bit. Kind of reminds me of where I grew up. Got a letter from the city. They are getting ready to redo the Shamrock, Eastway, Frontenac intersection. It won't affect my house, but I am close enough that I will see surveyors in the area. Does this mean they are studying the intersection to make a plan or they are ready to start working on it.
  3. The Brick work done on these buildings is so good. I imagine there are very few people that can do this anymore. Nice photos.
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    Plaza-Shamrock - Corner of PM and NoDa

    Matthew, good for you. I wasn't sure, but the house I'm staying in is also in Eastwood Acres. The neighbors here are nice enough. I think this must have been a really horrible area at one time. My friends house has 4 cameras and reinforced metal plates on the door frames. The HVAC unit is chained down with 4 locks on it. This came with the house. He must have been very paranoid. I love Lang Van. When I lived here 13 years ago it was really good. Haven't been there yet. Also lived in both Elizabeth and Plaza Midwood for a number of years before being transferred away. Wish I would have kept one of those and rented it.
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    Plaza-Shamrock - Corner of PM and NoDa

    I am staying at a friends house near the intersection of Shamrock and Eastway. It's about 850 sq ft house on a nice size lot. He bought it for around $80,000. I would say it is a little bit of a sketchy area. My first night here the police arrived about 5 minutes after I arrived. Helicopters with spot lights shining down looking for some one involved in a shooting. But the march of people moving further out because housing in PM and Elizabeth is incredibly expensive. Houses are being flipped here or the property is purchased and the little houses are torn down and $300,000 to $400,000 houses built and occupied. It's quite jarring to go house hunting in this area. I was looking at a small house and the realtor pointed out the house being built next door would sell for $400,000 easily. It was so large there was hardly any yard to it at all. I guess that's a good thing, but affordability keeps pushing people further and further out. I want a small house with a yard for my retirement. I am beginning to think coming back to Charlotte was a mistake. I hate HOA controlled subdivisions and do not want a condo. I thought this would be easy and I would be moved in by now. I am finding this a little depressing.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    It's called the Batman Building. So, we have the good guy. And actually, just moved back to Charlotte a week ago. Now I have to find a place to live. Real estate is incredibly expensive here.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Like the pictures. Is it just me or does it look like the lair for some evil villain that is going to take over the world.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    I'm not complaining. I am just so damn curious. My apologies for sounding like I am complaining. I'm moving back to Charlotte (lived there for 20 years) after 13 years in Nashville. This forum is my life line to a city I love so much, that I am going to spend my retirement years there. I can't wait.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Again, the coyness (is that a word) surfaces. You guys drive me crazy. Just a peek would hold me over until the end of 2016 (so I'm told).
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    So, you are being very coy with us. I was all set to be blown away with the design. Now is before the end of 2016.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Is there a rendering of the new buildings? It seems everyone knows something about this project and the design.
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    NC Civil Rights

    So, here I am in the Queen City looking for a home. I retired and am moving back after 13 years in Nashville. Late in the evening looking at the news online and what do I see. Charlotte loses another 730 jobs due to HB2. I can not express how tired I am of this happening over and over. i can wait to buy my house after the election. If these goons are not voted out I believe I will not move back here. This will haunt this state for a long time. You know I am probably wrong about that. The reality seems to be, no one gives a crap about this here except the LBGT community. And the numbers are to small for gov Mccory and cronies to care. How sad. When I moved away I really thought the state was turning more and more progressive. I was stupid. It is as bad if not worse now. Wake up North Carolina. You are screwing yourselves.
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    Nashville Sidewalks

    A curiosity for me. On the OHB/may be Hobson at this point, I 24 exit 62 in Antioch. Giant TA truck stop. If you travel to the red light pass the TA headed toward Murfreesboro road. Go straight at this light. There is a cement stair case on the right side. This does not look a residence stair case. It is pretty wide. Theres nothing there for the steps to go to. I've lived here for 13 years and have always wondered what was there. I know some of you historians out there might remember what these stairs went to. Technically not a sidewalk, but didn't want another thread and it kind of goes with this subject.
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    Nashville Sidewalks

    Sounds a little boring as a subject. I assume Nashville has some code or rule or whatever it would be called that requires any new structure must have a sidewalk. Other cities have it as well. I do have a reason for typing this. I noticed a while or so ago on Harding from I-24 to Nolensville Rd the stop and start sidewalks all along the area. And, surprisingly, there were people actually walking. So they would have a nice cement sidewalk and then a dirt path. I assume older buildings are exempt to this sidewalk rule. Again, people were actually walking. Now, go down Nolensville to say Concord Rd. Again sidewalks and dirt. Go past Kroger's and on the left side, there is a McDonalds and I think Taco Bell. Between them are 2 almost identical cement switchback ramps for wheelchair accessibility from the sidewalk to the stores level. These are right beside each other. This is ridiculous. A person in a wheel chair could probably never be able to get there because of, once again, the sidewalk/no sidewalk rule. And I have not witnessed anyone walking anywhere around there anyhow. I have an idea. Instead of building sidewalks at the new structures, build them to fill in gaps. The money would come from the new stores budgets as in the amount the store would have used to build it. The city would fill in gaps in the needed sidewalks where people are actually walking. The road in front of the new structures would have space for the future sidewalk. I know the new stores would not like it, but, at least the sidewalks would be used in those areas that have partial sidewalks and eventually would get there sidewalk. Also, it could eliminate the duplication of ramps like the ones by McD and Taco Bell.