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  1. uptownliving

    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.
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    Grand Bohemian Hotel – 15 Floors – 254 Rooms – Boutique Hotel

    Does anyone actually believe the quote from Kessler that it took a year and a half for the architects to design this hotel? I look at the renderings and honestly think "that's it"? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article212199054.html
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    City Council approved the Concourse A Renovation construction contract tonight for $42M. Construction will start soon and wrap up by 4Q 2019. Once complete this concourse will house American and Delta. Concourse A will receive the same treatment that Concourse B is currently getting: -New Ceilings -New Wall Finishes -LED Lighting -New Seating -New Carpet/Terrazzo Flooring -New HVAC, Restrooms, Fire Controls
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Reminds me of NorthLake Mall.
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    Charlotte Bike / Scooter 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!