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  1. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    I actually got off the train at the Sugar Creek stop last evening and walked over the pedestrian bridge (great skyline views up there) to Davidson Street. With Sugar Creek and that section of Davidson still closed to traffic it has a very desolate feel. I walked alone with no one in sight for a good 5 minutes after getting off the train. I know this will change dramatically once Sugar Creek and Davidson reopen. Walking Davidson St with the warehouses there I could see this developing similar to how New Bern stop has developed, with a mix of breweries, residential, and commercial space. In fact that has already begun with Divine Barrel, Crown Station, Bold Missy, Deejai, etc. So while Sugar Creek stop today is not popular, just like New Bern when it first opened, I believe in just a couple years this will be a popular spot with new development and refurbished warehouses. BTW if you like Thai food and watching trains on bridges I highly recommend the outdoor patio at Deejay in the evening. Has a great view of the Lynx bridge all lit with trains zooming by.
  2. First Ward Urban Village and Parks

    He has had to pay the city the whole time to have those 2 lanes shut down...so it is more money out of his pocket to keep them closed.
  3. Camp North End (Hercules Industrial Park Redevelopment)

    I stopped in on a recent Sunday Morning for some coffee and to check out all the new stores there. Very cool vibe already with the small amount of space that has been refurbished. In May they are planning on doing a farmer's market so stay tuned for more details.
  4. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    CLT is taking bids for the design of the Runway 18C End Around Taxiway. This will allow planes to taxi around the center parallel runway without having to stop between Concourse A North and the West Parallel Runway near 485. This will shave a few minutes off the taxi time as well as increase safety. Still about 2 years before this becomes reality, but good to see them moving forward.
  5. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    Maybe the 2 towers will add up to 1000 ft.
  6. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Anyone know what is going on with the Common Market site on Tremont? It was supposed to have opened a good 6 months ago but I haven't seen any activity there. Hope all is well.
  7. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    They were still doing that last night (Sunday). Sounds like whoever the electrical contractor was for this project didn't do a good job.
  8. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    UNCC has wrapped their elevator doors to look like the Lynx doors. Awesome promotion of the soon to open BLE.
  9. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Kudos to the construction company at the Atherton Mill project! They wrapped their construction trailer to blend in with it's surroundings.
  10. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    I would note that the picture you posted is new construction for American Eagle only at DFW and so a better comparison would be Concourse E at CLT.
  11. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    We are just at the soliciting bids for design stage...but even that will be a multi million dollar commitment. But yeah CLT would not be moving forward on this if it did not have the approval of the airlines at the airport (including AA).
  12. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    The Airport is soliciting design bids for Phase 2 and 3 of Concourse A North. Each phase will be 9 gate expansions. Nothing really new here but just evidence that the process is moving forward. My thoughts on this expansion moving forward is that it will allow Delta to move to A North after Phase 2 is complete. That move will in turn give the current A Concourse to American Airlines allowing for them to add more flights to their hub. As part of this expansion they also want to move all Non-American Airlines to a new ticketing lobby and security screening connected to A North. This will separate the car traffic for Drop Off and Pick Up which I see as needed today. Bids are due March 1st, I expect this to go up for City Council vote before the end of 2Q18.
  13. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Just a picture showing what people have already posted: the trains now display UNCC instead of 7th Street
  14. Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    The renderings were presented to City Council tonight. The link to the full PowerPoint presentation was posted on here Friday.
  15. Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    Glad to finally see this project getting off the ground! The station platform is a simple yet elegant design that when lit up at night will get people's attention. It reminds me of the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston.