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Everything posted by peaceloveunderstanding

  1. It's metro area, look at Detroit. Atlanta probably has a lot of people that are rich but below ultra-high net-worth.
  2. Looks like there are plans to build a 5 story hotel, with a bar on the 6th floor at Worthington and Cleveland. http://ww.charmeck.org/Planning/Rezoning/2014/001-004/2014-002%20site%20plan.pdf
  3. That is an incredible scam. The proprietors should go to prison and every person that encouraged a student to go there ought to stop and think about how they screwed up the young person's life.
  4. Why does Charlotte need a law school at all? Does Charlotte really have a shortage of doc-review slaves? There are already too many lawyers. Let's have mercy on the layabouts that attend CSOL because it's a convenient distance from their parents' basement, they have incurred enough non-dischargeable debt already. Let the school die.
  5. According to the GSO this is a $126 million project. So it's probably going to be a rather substantial building http://www.gsa.gov/graphics/pbs/BIM_FY_2012-2016.pdf
  6. I think it's a bad idea. Public transportation doesn't serve these parts of town and the neighbors do have statistically legitimate concerns about the criminality of lower-income types.
  7. The streetcar would make more sense to me if Dilworth were linked in there somehow; perhaps by running down Kenilworth and East. If it were to link Park Rd Shopping Center, Dilworth's core, Met-Midtown, Elizabeth, Downtown, and Plaza-Midwood; it would be awesome and busy. Routing it on the west side and EastWay is politics.
  8. BLT is great; I've been there 5 times so far. I typically get the 28 day dry aged rib eye, the Foie Gras, and the Crepe Souffle. Fantastic. The breakfast is also very good; the French Toast is amazing.
  9. This is true, but sustainable-growth need not be expensive right? It's only because the system is so flawed that building anything in smart growth cities is such a time consuming and expensive process.
  10. I'm an optimist but I think it has at least three things going for it aside from the financial stature. + The airport is the busiest in the world for the size of the city. + Fairly forward thinking leadership, especially when compared with peer cities. + Low-cost of doing business.
  11. Well, changing the color of the line at an arbitrary point would be very Charlotte.
  12. I agree with the timeline. 10 years is when I think we'll see some movement on this. We will have the economy; and probably will have the population to support it.
  13. Charlotte is significantly richer than Portland or San Antonio; and has a bigger economy than Pittsburgh, Tampa, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Kansas City It's all about the money. Source http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/rc/...troNationbp.pdf By the numbers and because of Charlotte's ambition, I think it's unlikely that Charlotte isn't high on the MLBs new city list.
  14. Shouldn't there be a tag on UP for SPECULATION posts? Some of these ideas are ridiculous; condos -> office space... come on.
  15. I know the Greenhawk project is 'on hold', but while I was browsing about I found this PDF with a 'rendering'.. http://www.cherokeefund.com/trans/Southline.pdf Now that I see the plans for the area, the Spectrum makes much more sense. It will be fascinating this next decade to see what huge projects develop on this line. I think we'll end up with some nice urban clusters like the one's in the DC metro area.
  16. That rounded edge looks like it would be great for a great-big stock ticker of some sort; or some sort of video display.
  17. Spectrum is far bigger than I thought it was! The pics really add perspective to how many apartments are coming online soon!
  18. There really should be some residential towers in south park; the view would be awesome.
  19. "Hampton Roads has more people in its MSA than Charlotte does. " But it has a much smaller economy. According to the BEA, In the 2006 South the GMP were as follows: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (MSA) $344b Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (MSA) $338b Atlanta (MSA) $257b Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL (MSA) $248b Charlotte (MSA) $114b Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (MSA) $108.5b Orlando-Kissimmee, FL (MSA) $97b Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN (MSA) $73b Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC $71.7b Austin-Round Rock, TX (MSA) $71b Birmingham (MSA) $51.b It probably looks about the same now, with higher numbers for everyone.
  20. Report from Duke? He is chair of the Economics program at Duke and a member of the Political Science, Economics, and Public Policy departments. He probably knows more than anyone here.
  21. It certainly has the potential to drive growth, that part of gaston county is basically uninhabited and doesn't currently have easy freeway access. The Greenville-Charlotte comparison doesn't work, Gastonia is a bigger city than Greenville and metro Charlotte grows more in 1 1/2 year than the Greenville metro grows in 10.
  22. Here's a good breakdown on the traffic bottlenecks in Charlotte: http://scorecard.inrix.com/scorecard/Metro...onalCongRank=28 The worst bottleneck is certainly on the southern leg of I-485.
  23. The Silos do look interesting, the only problem with the development is that it's one block away from one of Charlotte's worst public housing projects and a few blocks away from the closest thing to a slum we have in Charlotte; the Brookhill tract. Are there any plans to bulldoze those terrors? I'm sure it would slice crime rates and be a boon to Wilmore. If a tower is built, I cannot imagine anyone wanting a north-west-ward view.
  24. Why is the size of the city important? Zurich is smaller than Raleigh but is, internationally-speaking, 'more important' than Boston, Houston or Atlanta. I'm not arguing that Charlotte is an international player, it's not. But population isn't too important. It is however becoming important nationally. Charlotte should be compared with its peers; and it compares well. It has a bigger economy, better infrastructure, and more growth than any of its peers.
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