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  1. ^That sounds terrible. And it has me wondering if turning Independence into an expressway might have been a good thing for those neighborhoods in the long run.
  2. Thanks for explaining that. Do you know, prior to this, if the side streets in Elizabeth (ex. Oakland, Lamar) and Chantilly (St Julien, Hanover) also connected to Independence?
  3. I still have not been able to figure out the orientation of the photo, but that looks plausible
  4. Photo of a Krispy Kreme at Hawthorne and Independence (scroll down, third photo on the page): http://retroclt.blogspot.com/2014/04/indy-flashback.html I cannot even imagine how it's possible, but the caption says 1994.
  5. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    Agree with everyone's responses, for sure. There are plenty of people who want to live downtown, and no doubt the developers will continue to build for them. But there are so many others who want to live near downtown, just not in it. The incredible thing about Charlotte and the neighborhoods that were mentioned is that that they are amazingly close to downtown, and very nice, and walkable, and safe (mostly), and they all have their own unique vibes. I don't travel enough that I can recall any other city with such a substantial business district so closely surrounded by such a great set of neighborhoods. I do worry about a few spots here and there, that the character of the place might change in ways that suck the soul out of them. But that will not be because of anything happening inside 277. On the other hand, I am comforted by the fact that there are so many up and coming neighborhoods that are starting to see interest because the re-established neighborhoods are so growing popular.
  6. Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    I'm a huge fan of these sorts of city rankings lists built on proprietary data and vaguely described statistics based indices. This one is truly a work of art. I enjoyed the Citizen-Times report, but it did make me wonder if they think they invented the bacon maple pastry over there. Duck Donuts, anyone? Do they know that's a chain? We have one in Dilworth.
  7. Amazon HQ2

    Thanks, that's a relief. Was suddenly having flashbacks of The Park.
  8. Amazon HQ2

    Do you think we will at least get everything that is under construction now finished?
  9. Amazon HQ2

    The RFP says they have a preference for a metro area with more than 1 million people. Raleigh's MSA is nearly 1.3. If you include Durham and Chapel Hill, which would be reasonable IMO, it's over 2 million.
  10. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Airport update presentation to the city council from last night's meeting: https://charlottenc.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=5445195&GUID=9EC7254B-B203-4597-AD5D-87CBAE01201B Worth a quick scan. It does not go into any detail about the terminal lobby expansion, but it does have a nice rendering of the canopy.
  11. The latest installment in the pedestrian and cyclist "safety" campaign: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article174184941.html Pedestrian warning citation numbers were lower this time than during previous crackdowns: 63, vs 100 (Aug 16) and 140 (Dec 16). On the other hand, they did at least write three tickets to drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
  12. The Bad News Report

    We need this. And also a Houston-style breakfast taco joint.
  13. Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    A little before my time in the neighborhood, but I understand that someone started buying and demolishing houses on that block in 2007. So I will applaud their willingness to step up, take over, and build. Even if it was an actual FedEx distribution center. Wouldn't we all love to watch the rezoning for a FedEx distribution center in Elizabeth?
  14. Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    CBJ article about the Randolph at Dotger apartments discussed last week: https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2017/09/15/charlotte-development-firm-breaks-ground-on.html