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  1. uptownliving

    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Good News for International travelers arriving in CLT that have to go through the CBP facilities. City Council just approved a $1.1M contract with RS&H to program and scope the renovation of the CBP area at CLT. The plan is to completely demolish and reconstruct all interior areas of the CBP at CLT (ground floor of Concourse D) Sounds like as part of the redesign they will be adding 15,000 sq ft of space. This is just the initial design which usually takes 6 months. Later this year the full design contract will come before the City Council for approval. A fully redesigned and expanded CBP I would estimate could be operational by 2023. Referring to the Master Plan there will be an additional 12 Passport Kiosks and 16 more CBP Podiums. There will be 6 total bag claims. http://www.cltairport.com/AboutCLT/Documents/Development Master Plan/CLT ACEP 02232016 - FINAL.pdf
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    Tryon Place - Crescent project at Tryon and Stonewall

    Maybe for wind and dust?
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    Tryon Place - Crescent project at Tryon and Stonewall

    Mmmmaaaaybe :-)
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    KrispyKreme/JAB Holdings/JAB Beech in Charlotte

    Had some delicious Krispy Kreme bread pudding which is served at Zepplin, right next door to KK new office in South End
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Yeah the ramp space is just 500 sq ft below the gate they use on Concourse D. This space has always been leased so it is nothing new, just a 5 year renewal of their current space at the airport. My source is the agenda for Charlotte City Council's meeting they will be having on Monday. I'm guessing that you have not seen anything announced because City Council has not approved this lease yet.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    CLT will be getting an American Express Centurion Lounge. It will be going on the 3rd level in the expansion they are building between D and E. The 13k sq ft lounge will be open by this time next year. Couple of other notes: - Spending $750k to upgrade the HVAC for Concourse E. They will be putting in larger air handlers to push more chilled air to E. - Lufthansa just signed a 5 year contract for office and ramp space at the airport so looks like they will be around a little longer.
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    Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    Interesting article, shows that design alone can't fix a dead space, you have to draw people in and make them feel welcome.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    View from the top of the Ascent.
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    There will be a CATS bus component to Gateway and it will go on the land adjacent to BB&T Ballpark at Graham and 4th. Also CATS is almost finished with completely redesigning the Bus System to cut down on transfers at CTC. They are calling it Envision My Ride and you can read more about it here: http://charlottenc.gov/cats/transit-planning/envisionmyride/Pages/envision-my-ride.aspx
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    From the article it sounds like the thrill seeker was climbing the building on the outside, not up a staircase.
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    Amazon HQ2

    UNC and Duke are great schools with lots of successful graduates, however if Apple and/or Amazon setup shop in the Triangle they will be hiring mostly NC State grads. Go take a look at any of the tech companies in RTP today: IBM, Red Hat, SAS, Citrix, etc. and you will see mostly graduates of NC State.
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    Presentation about Gateway Station was made to the City Council tonight. They are moving forward with plans to buy the Meck Co land adjacent to BBT Ballpark and use that land for the CATS operations. Also, it stated that in Phase 1 construction begins in July and will only include the foundations for the canopy. If all goes well we will have the station operating at Gateway by 2022. The actual canopy that has been depicted in renderings will come in Phase 2
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Looking closely at the 2nd pic you can see that each of the signs is plugged into an electrical outlet. I'm guessing they just have not been turned on yet. Maybe they are waiting til the new A North Concourse opens next month. And I agree with Dubone's analogy that since A North is really a whole separate building they started with the 20's to make it more obvious that there is a big difference. Imagine people's first time at CLT that are running late and are assigned to gate A13. They arrive at this split and see the signs. If there was an A14-A22 they would probably stop and double check their boarding pass again to make sure they are going the right way. It is a lot easier to confuse A13 with A14 than it is to confuse A13 with A21.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Deisgn Center is moving right along.