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  1. uptownliving

    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Reminds me of NorthLake Mall.
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    Charlotte Bike Sharing

    I rode one from First Ward to Suffolk Punch this afternoon. I have never ridden an electric scooter before yet found it to be very easy to use and yes fun. I rode on the side streets of Uptown with no issues (crossed the train tracks with no problem) however when I got to South Blvd going across I-277 I switched over to the multi-use path as I felt the scooter was too slow to be on South Blvd. After 277 I switched over to the Rail Trail and I felt like they are a little too fast to operate at full speed safely. There were a couple times I went into a skid to avoid hitting pedestrians and dogs that made sudden turns across the path in front of me. However once the trail cleared up it was fun to let er rip :-) I can see this being a nice thing to use if you want to arrive somewhere not as sweaty as if you were riding a bike.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    On today's American Airlines 1Q Earnings Call the management repeatedly singled out the CLT hub as one that they will be growing as they gain more gates. So expect more new flight announcements as AA exapnds into Concourse A and in Concourse E.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    You can hear the construction workers even at 10pm. This thing is on the move!
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    Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    As an NC State alum I know I'll be confusing this with Jimmy V's in Raleigh.
  6. uptownliving

    Tryon Place - Crescent project at Tryon and Stonewall

    CCCP comes out with their annual report every April which contains residential numbers for the areas of their MSD. Their MSD covers inside 277, South End, Midtown, and West End. In last years report it listed residential population as 27,000. So 30,000 for this year is in line with what would be expected.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Found this presentation that should have all the answers you are looking for (and more): http://www.cltairport.com/AboutCLT/Documents/Stormwater Pollution Prevention Training 2017.pdf There is 62,000,000 sq ft of impervious surfaces at the airport so it does take quite a system to handle all of that runoff. 25 different outfalls going into 4 different creeks. On top of that they have a constant monitoring program to make sure nothing illegal goes down the storm water drain (such as the dreaded blue sewage from all the airplanes).
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    Optimist Park / Belmont Revitalization Projects

    Yes, there has been quite a bit of study on traffic calming for Parkwood the past couple of years. The City Council has approved the plan and design has started. You can get more details here: http://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/ParkwoodPlazaStudy.aspx
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    Tryon Place - Crescent project at Tryon and Stonewall

    City Council approved their rezoning request which will allow them to cantilever the hotel 10 ft over the 22 ft setback on Stonewall. The cantilever will begin 20 ft above the sidewalk. In other words, the base of the building will have a 22 ft setback and then starting at 20 ft elevation it will have a 12 ft setback.
  10. uptownliving

    First Ward Urban Village / North Tryon Vision Plan

    Has anyone been able to successfully find this project in Acela to confirm this is actually moving forward in the permitting process and not just a media campaign to buy more time? I can't find anything.
  11. uptownliving

    First Ward Urban Village / North Tryon Vision Plan

    I used to date the one next to the guy in red trunks and I can confirm he is indeed white.
  12. uptownliving

    First Ward Urban Village / North Tryon Vision Plan

    The building colors are bland but the material choice looks to be good. Where they really need to add some color are in the street level and rooftop pool renderings. I'm not sure how many people of color work at Perkins Eastman, but good grief people it's 2018 and successful non white people will be living in this apartment so put them in the damn renderings!!!!! Not a single non white person in the renderings.
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    First Ward Urban Village / North Tryon Vision Plan

    I like this better than the previous version of these apartments. Regardless, I agree with Scribe, its better than the ugly parking deck we have today.
  14. uptownliving

    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    The Sanitary Sewer expansion project for SouthEnd goes before the City Council tonight for approval to start construction. The expansion should be complete by the end of 2019.