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  1. Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    I found this at the Census / American Community Survey site: https://census.gov/data/tables/2015/demo/geographic-mobility/county-to-county-migration-2011-2015.html I downloaded the County-to-county migration from 2011-15 broken down by race. If I am looking at it correctly (and I very well might not be, as I am not super familiar with their reports), their estimates for migration into Mecklenburg County are: 57% White alone 28% Black or African-American alone 9% Asian alone 6% Other race alone or two or more races Ethnicity is addressed in a different report; Hispanic / Latino can report in any of the above race categories.
  2. Charlotte Center City Streetcar Network

    I get what you are saying, but I think I experience the opposite effect on Elizabeth. Because of that recessed bit on the left being narrower than my tire, the vehicle does not want to follow the track. The tire wants to steer me out of it, and because that's a really unstable feeling, I tend to avoid that track entirely. I found some old photos from when the tracks were installed on Elizabeth, and they definitely did it that way on purpose. The new sections at on Hawthorne and Traded did not include that recess. Some sort of drainage feature would make sense, and I could not be sure that they were not building in some sort of flexibility that would allow them to run different types of trains in the future.
  3. Charlotte Center City Streetcar Network

    Thanks for that. I forgot that it was built in phases. The Elizabeth section was built before the Trade street part.
  4. Charlotte Center City Streetcar Network

    I am sure that there's a really simple answer, and it might have been addressed in this thread earlier, but I have not been able to find it. I noticed yesterday that on Elizabeth Avenue, the center-most rail for both east and west bound is recessed an inch or two below street level. It seems like the depression is not quite as wide as a car tire, which I think finally explains why I hate driving on Elizabeth. It's really hard to drive and keep your left tire in that depression, so you end up driving left of it (uncomfortably close to the centerline), or right of it (bike lane). Or worse, you end up weaving left and right as you go. Any idea why they built it that way? From streetview, it looks like they only did that on Elizabeth between Kings and Hawthorne
  5. Probably random, but sketches of the 3rd / Baldwin tower had ground floor restaurants that included "Bread" something and "The Java Shot"
  6. History of Charlotte

    If I recall correctly, they didn't just save the facade. They saved the whole building. Moved it across the street, dug out the parking garage, then moved it back and built over and around it.
  7. Myers Park / Eastover Projects

    The article mentions 3.4 acres, but by my measurement the Novant lot looks closer to 2.0. That, plus the rendering, suggests to me that they are looking at taking out the small shopping center on 4th. I would be very sad to lose 88 China Bistro, but otherwise thrilled to see this one built. Edit: the Business Journal article was more clear on this than the Observer. It would include the shopping center and the Novant rehab place.
  8. Myers Park / Eastover Projects

    Thank you for confirming my suspicions about the spelling. I had never heard it referred to as anything other than Myers Park Park, so yesterday the tree site sent me off to try to figure out who Steven was.
  9. Myers Park / Eastover Projects

    And another two dozen going up behind the library.
  10. Amazon HQ2

    I would do it, and would not consider it wasted resources. I would count it as a marketing investment. People do like to feel special, and I think the payoff for my plan is highest in cities that actually have the lowest odds of landing the headquarters. And it would not be that expensive of an investment. Give me 18 people (6 teams of 3) and a couple of planes, and we could knock out the full list in less than 2 weeks.
  11. Amazon HQ2

    If it were my operation, every video is watched. And then, one of my small teams of people with important sounding titles visits every applicant city for a couple of hours to meet the mayor, city council, chamber of commerce, and visit the city's top site proposal. And then, for all but the handful or finalists, Jeff Bezos sends a short customized video to the city: "Hey there [city name]! I wanted to personally thank you for expressing interest in our new HQ2. I can tell that you really put your heart and soul in to your application. We were so impressed, and really enjoyed the [unique, funny, etc] video where you [________]. Our site selection team thought your city was amazing, and still can't stop talking about how much they loved the [local specialty] they ate at [local cafe name]. We're about to announce the list of finalists for HQ2, and I wanted you to hear from me personally that while [city name] did not quite make the list, we still love [city name]! We love you so much that we're giving everyone in [city name] a free month of Amazon Prime AND a $5 [Prime Pantry, video, or digital music] credit. Thanks again, [city name]. I look forward to stopping by for a visit next time I am in [state name]"
  12. ^^^ he's not saying that no one lives in Myers Park, South End, etc. Using the City Sector Model Criteria chart, those neighborhoods would be classified as "Earlier Suburbs". From that same chart, we (and several other cities), either have no CBD, or no one lives in it. Which begs the obvious question: using their approach, where do the people who live in our actual CBD actually live? I'm guessing that they have classified uptown as "Later Suburb".
  13. The Bad News Report

    That's a bummer. I thought that if they could hang on anywhere, it would be Davidson. It seems like they have been at that location forever. Maybe at least the Central Ave shop will get a boost now that it's flanked by both a 5 Guys and the new ABC store.
  14. ^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.
  15. 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?