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  1. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Anybody know what's going on with the 485 and Independence Boulevard toll lane projects? They were supposed to start in 2017 but I guess are delayed because of the 77 toll lane debacle? Those are different though because 485 includes adding a general purpose lane in addition to the toll lanes from Rea Rd to Independence and the bus lanes on Independence are already restricted and would just be converted.
  2. Sorry for not being familiar but what is this project? I'm assuming it's track work related to Gateway but that looks like a station ?
  3. SouthPark Mall

    The Palmetto Moon store is disappointing. I really wish a Club Monaco and Zara would open, and then I'd be happy!
  4. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    It looks like they are relocating that ramp maybe? In order to add the express lane ramp?
  5. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Anyone else find it odd that there are plans (in 20 years or so, ha) to widen I-77 from NC 150 in Mooresville to I-40 in Statesville with general purpose lanes? Why would they widen it there but not through North Mecklenburg and Southern Iredell County? If they just added one general purpose lane + the toll lanes there would be less opposition I think. http://crtpo.org/PDFs/Prioritization/P5_0/P5.0_HighwayProjects_Map.pdf Also, a lot of these projects should be in construction now, not in 2045...
  6. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2018/01/08/bold-predictions-changes-likely-for-planned-toll.html I don't pay so I can't see the article, but I know after the consultant analyzed the project, there's ideas floating around such as scrapping the toll lanes completely or converting one of them to a general purpose lane. I wouldn't be opposed to the second option... three general purpose lanes in a growing, populated area is not an outrageous request. So I guess between 277 and 485 there would be three general purpose and two toll lanes, from 485 to Catawba three general purpose and one toll lane, and then from Catawba Ave to Mooresville no toll lanes, just three general purpose lanes? Interested to see what becomes of this because it's delayed the 485 toll lane project too. I'm not advocating for Atlanta style freeways, but every major highway around Charlotte should have at least three general purpose lanes before toll lanes become an option.
  7. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Does anyone know when they plan to release retailers for the Atherton redevelopment? Can we expect any additional new to mark retailers for this project?
  8. Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Are they new to the Charlotte market, existing retailers or a mix of both?
  9. SouthPark Mall

    Wasn't Southpark just renovated too? LOL. There are certainly more upscale malls around the country but I never found Southpark or the area to be rundown - it's probably the most upscale it's ever been! Some really bizarre comments on that forum. Hermes is surprising, but maybe they are just slimming down and choosing locations outside of malls. Will be interesting to see what happens with the rumored "urban mall" at the Lincoln Harris development uptown. Maybe we'll see some upscale retailers make a return or choose to open a new Charlotte location there. I'm still extremely surprised that there is no Club Monaco (similar to J. Crew which is popular there) or Zara at this point, not even a rumor of either one. Old Navy really should have been a Zara...
  10. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    I saw on the news that they were going to add more direct access points to address complaints, but I haven't seen an article in writing. I don't think the tolls would be such a big issue if NCDOT would also add a general purpose lane. It's really crazy that they cannot find money to add one general purpose from 485 to exit 28... that way it's 3 general purpose lanes and two managed lanes in each direction through the majority of north Mecklenburg. Even though this project will continue to move forward, I have a feeling opponents are going to continue to push for this.
  11. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    The state should still try to find the money to add one general purpose lane in each direction from 485 to exit 28... I was pretty surprised when I saw there weren't any plans to do so. That would probably help satisfy opponents. There's plenty of room in the median within that stretch, and it's not like they need to buy ROW which makes it less costly. Oh well!
  12. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    So I've been following the I-77 express lane issue and I still don't understand how the state can't afford to add one general purpose lane in each direction between 485 and Mooresville? There's plenty of right of way, for the most part. I'm not against HOT lanes, but every highway in a major metro area should have at least 3 general purpose lanes. It just seems crazy to say they can't afford to add one general lane (plus the HOT lanes) when there's room in the median to do so (at least until exit 28). Same for 485 in south Charlotte... there's no reason they can't afford to add one general purpose lane in the median between Rea Road and 74. It really can't be that cost prohibitive... Anyways, what's the chance Charlotte votes against the current plan on 1/20?
  13. SouthPark Mall

    I'd love to see a Club Monaco! Also, does anyone have an update on the Bloomingdales rumor?
  14. Mercedes- Benz to the Triangle?

    And Research Triangle Park isn't a "soul strangling suburban nightmare"? I'd argue it's more spread out than Sandy Springs, and like another poster said, RTP doesn't have direct rail access to the airport...
  15. 210 Trade | EpiCentre

    Would love to see a W hotel. I think it would be a good fit.