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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    They really should have extended the Monroe Expressway over past Wadesboro, actually to the Rockingham Bypass across the Pee Dee River.
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    Wilson Development News

    A new apartment complex is on the horizon for western Wilson as long as the project makes it over a few hurdles. Wilson Planning and Design Review Board members put the initial stamp of approval on Clairmont Place Apartments Tuesday night with the approval of a rezoning request and a design review. The three-building Clairmont project would house 72 units on 3.76 acres at 3702 Ashbrook Drive NW. “This development is a workforce housing project, which is a competitive process every year in the state for the use of tax credits to help with financing. Those guidelines require certain amenities surrounding the properties,” said Bill Scantland of the BTR Communities Group, which is planning the development. “We have experience through one of my partners with other developments here in Wilson and it is a good community to work with. And we have to show through market studies that there is a demand for this type of development and that need is very strong here.” The heavily wooded lot already was zoned for residential mixed-use, but the Unified Development Ordinance stipulates multiple family projects with more than eight units in 20,000-square-foot buildings are required to get board approval. Scantland said the long, skinny property lends itself to larger three-story buildings rather than smaller buildings. The planned buildings, though, are larger in size than across the street at Thornberry Park Apartments or west at Ravenswood Apartments http://www.wilsontimes.com/browse.html?search_filter=construction&page_size=20&search_filter_mode=and&date_start_n=12&date_start_j=31&date_start_Y=2017&sub_type=stories%2Cphotos%2Cvideos%2Cmaps%2Cprintissues%2Cspecialsections&page=2
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    1000 Room Convention Center Hotel

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    CATS Long Term Transit Plan - Silver, Red, Airport Lines

    Although it is far from reality, there is a proposal to have a gondola transport people over the Potomac between Georgetown and Rosslyn-Arlington.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Also, I-74 helps connect the Triad with southwest Virginia, namely I-81, which is a Triad alternative to DC/Baltimore when I-85/95 is too odious.
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    Montford Drive

    I actually think Five Guys has better hamburgers. Ray's Hell Burgers are the absolute best. But Shake Shack is unmatched with their fries. Also, Shake Shack has chicken sandwiches.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Well then, it will serve a valid purpose.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Winston's Beltway is largely part of I-74, and substantially under construction now. It should not be canceled or eliminated.
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    Burlington and Alamance County

    Just as the news broke that the Ramada Inn in Burlington had closed, a report Thursday said that Hilton wants to build a new hotel near Huffman Mill Road. Tru by Hilton plans to open a 98-room hotel at 963 Kirkpatrick Road by 2020, according to the Triad Business Journal. A spokesman for the the Hilton chain did not provide other details. Hilton describes the Tru brand as “vibrant, affordable and young-at-heart. It’s energetic, yet relaxing and comfortable.” It describes its rooms as “smaller, more efficiently designed with comfortable beds, and 55-inch TVs with a premium channel lineup.” http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20180418/hilton-hotel-reportedly-planned-for-kirkpatrick-road
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    Wilson Development News

    Wilson County’s population as of July 1, 2017, was 81,671, which is a half-percent increase, or 437 more people, over the year 2010, when some 81,234 residents were counted. Wilson County’s population was 73,810 in the year 2000 and grew 10.1 percent, or 7,424, over the next decade.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    If you think lighting or the lack thereof is bad in Charlotte, the Raleigh-Durham area is absolutely ridiculous.
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    FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    A little boxy, but overall nice.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    I actually love that tower in Winston. But then again, I appreciate huge phalluses.
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    Learning from Other Places

    I go to Minneapolis quite often. By far, it has much more bustling street life and activity than Charlotte, including during the winter. People love cold in Minnesota, and unless it's well below zero, people are often still walking about downtown during winter. Minneapolis has a very exciting and vibrant city center.