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  1. Haha opps you are right...got my generic luxury apartment complexes confused. That explains why The Gibson has the music theme throughout the complex.
  2. I wonder if any of the leasing agents at this new project will know that the lobby and offices for this apartment are on the spot where REM recorded a lot of their hit songs.
  3. A second commercial airport for Charlotte?

    Well Frontier decided to go to CLT and that basically leaves Spirit. At this point with new gates becoming available at CLT in 9 months, maybe Spirit is holding out for CLT as well.
  4. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    I was looking at the Monthly Activity Reports for CLT which go through May 2017 and the International Passenger Numbers took a big jump this year. They are up 25% over 2016....even in January the passenger numbers were up 33% over 2016. I know there really aren't that many new destinations compared with 2016 so I guess this is a result of larger planes being flown, and more flights being flown. Anywho it just caught me by surprise.
  5. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Came across this nice graphic depicting American's Charlotte hub used in a recent presentation to investors. However I got a laugh that they grouped the Non-Stop to Florence SC with all of the European flights.
  6. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    The Concourse Renovation saga continues. City Council just approved a Contract Change with C-Design which basically doubles the value of the design contract for the A/B/C/D Concourse Renovation. Among the stated reasons for the contract change is that American Airlines is now requesting that the airport increase the gate hold rooms. For anyone that has used the airport in the past 10 years + it has been blatantly obvious the need for larger gate holding areas. I'm glad they will be doing something to finally expand the gate holding areas...but surprised it is being done as an add-on to the planned renovations.
  7. Carsharing in Charlotte

    Haven't seen any news articles on this yet but ZipCar will be expanding into Uptown/Southend this summer. The city is providing 6 on-street locations and Zipcar will be providing 6 off-street locations. This is a 2 year pilot after which the city will decide to make it permanent or not. Some sample Zipcar locations will be: -Romere Bearden Park -UNCC/First Ward Park -New Bern Station Charlotte has been really late to the game in getting a car sharing service but glad it is finally arriving. This will give those of us that live downtown and don't own a car another transportation option for those longer in-city trips where transit takes too long or isn't available. I think the city should also partner with Car2Go. I have used this service in DC before and it's a nice alternative to uber/lyft if you don't mind driving yourself...plus you can park wherever you want as long as it its a legal parking spot.
  8. 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    WSOC and WBTV both reported it was the Element on fire while showing pictures of 300 S Tryon. Lol c'mon guys put your thinking caps on.
  9. First Ward Urban Village and Parks

    Levine has publically stated that he is "redesigning" the apartments that are supposed to wrap the parking deck. Considering that the utilities and foundation of the apartment have already been poured I'm not sure how much redesigning can actually be done unless he is going to rip out the existing foundation and start from scratch. I'm willing to bet that UNCC and the State of North Carolina have just about had it with Levine. They gave him millions of dollars for exclusive parking rights in the parking deck and here he has stopped construction for 3 months just so he can redo the apartments. I hope they have a good contract with him and will sue his ass for failure to deliver. This is our tax dollars going to fund this parking deck and I for one don't like how Levine is just dilly dallying and not respecting us the taxpayers.
  10. Bearden Park in Third Ward, Uptown Charlotte

    I saw it this morning while biking and stopped to check it out. I like it, reminds me of the piece in front of the Trademark Condos.
  11. Ascent Uptown - 33 stories (3rd and Poplar)

    Anyone notice the banner they put up? #uptownstunner Lol
  12. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    The airport's bond rating was upgraded by Fitch which means they will save millions of dollars in interest. With all of the borrowing they are and will be doing for the billions in construction this upgrade is very timely. In other news I noticed that the terminal renovation project budget is now $70m. This is a doubling of the original budget and construction hasn't even started yet. I guess they kept on finding things to renovate. Would be interesting to find out the back story on that one.
  13. 210 Trade | EpiCentre

    Reminds me of Courtside from this angle
  14. FreeMore Projects (West Morehead, Freedom Drive, Bryant Park)

    What does rooftop retail mean?
  15. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    I like the colors and materials they chose for the renovation...but yeah the problems with A, B, and C is that they are too narrow and short. The new design will likely play with the mind to make the space feel larger...but the only time you see as few people in the airport as you do in those renderings is the overnight hours between last flight and first flight. I can only imagine what a clusterphuck its going to be during the renovation.