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  1. And home to a future WF Law School campus **I have no clue whether WFU plans to add a law school in Charlotte, but it wouldn’t surprise me** edit: ref to Desert Powers post above
  2. Yeah, I think they added the number of jobs announced and implied they were all corporate jobs. Lack of proofing I suspect. I’d like to see a big east coast plant for Tesla sitting right at the old Philip Morris site.
  3. Man I hope she becomes a regularly scheduled visitor. She is a beaut. Do you know why Qatar has been flying here lately? Are they considering doing regularly scheduled runs? BTW: QTR8198 is inbound from London Stansted
  4. ^^^Could be, but last time they were here they were using the cargo ramp if I am not mistaken. Also I believe their cargo flights are all numbered QR8xxx and all the flights here have been QR8xxx
  5. Do you know what QR has been doing here for the past couple of weeks? Are they doing testing or something?
  6. Qatar Airways 777s have been flying into Charlotte again. The flights from a few weeks ago were Ostend (Belgium)-Charlotte-Doha runs, and I thought they may just be pre-Valentines Day flower runs or something else as a just a special ad hoc charter. Well it appears they are back this week, with two London (Stanstead)-Charlotte-Luxembourg runs already, and maybe more to come if the rumor mill on A.net is to be believed. This makes me wonder if QR is doing test runs here before starting scheduled cargo services. I read somewhere that they did test flights to Ostend prior to starting scheduled service so I wonder if they are doing that same thing here.
  7. So are they doing a full tear down or are they saving parts of the facade as it shows in the renderings?
  8. Looks like another one enroute today. Landing in less than an hour from Ostend-Bruges Int’l Belgium
  9. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/second-phase-of-centene-campus-expansion-which-called-for-third-clayton-office-tower-on-hold/article_ec9de5a1-3996-5083-90ee-1eb3c2117f82.amp.html Looks like Centene is halting further development of their St Louis area HQ campus. Just speculation, but I think there is a strong possibility that Centene moves its HQ here in the not too distant future.
  10. 100% Correct. For resident Charlotteans, this station is probably more important than Gateway. Needs to be treated as such.
  11. Agreed. The idea of crossing at grade is exceedingly dumb. Unless there is some future version of PTC that was capable of legit magic, this idea should be rejected immediately (and truthfully shouldn’t have been put on paper in the first place).
  12. Then Rock Hill might be your best bet. They have a couple of ILS approaches and one of the FlyCarolina locations is there as well. http://www.flycarolina.com/flight_school
  13. Concord might be your best bet. I think they actually have several different flight schools there.
  14. Yeah I don’t see much in the way of change. This city will committee, task force, and study an issue to death and still fail to take action on anything. I will say that Charlotte is great at creating white collar jobs, attracting hqs, and so forth. And the companies we do seem to have are often powerful and relatively important to the national economy (Honeywell, Truist, Duke, BofA). I will also say that I think we are heading in the right direction on Transit. But we really could use an injection of culture, art, historical preservation, high quality low-and mid-rise architecture, retail and just general livability for our downtown. We have a magnificent skyline, but the specialness of Uptown pretty much stops there.
  15. I took my first stroll around downtown Greenville yesterday and...holy crap...Charlotte is doing it wrong. It’s unbelievable how nice their downtown looks at the street level and just how livable it seems to be. They have some beautiful historic buildings and the storefronts are aesthetically pleasing. They have actual soft goods retail and restaurants that look like places I’d want to eat. Their new architecture, even the mid rise super block apartments look to be thoughtfully designed and use high quality materials. And the centerpiece of their downtown is the beautiful falls park on the Reedy which frankly puts Romare Bearden to shame and I would say even rivals the Boston Common/Public Garden in its beauty, albeit smaller in scale. Now I know Charlotte will probably never have anything that rivals Falls Park, as we lack a waterfall in downtown. But every other thing listed above is 100% achievable. Sometimes Charlotte, you don’t have to go very far and spend exorbitant amounts on City Council retreats to find examples of cities doing it right. Sometimes those cities are in your own backyard.
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