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  1. Billy Maddalon presented to the Neighborhood last night, the rezoning he has filed for the VanLandingham Estate. Essentially it will be the same plan minus the pool, with MUDD zoning for the house.
  2. NoDa (N Davidson St Arts District) Projects

    I think I've mentioned this before, but on the topic of huge missed opportunities.... here is the SugarCreek/BLE intersection. Does this scream park-like greenway crossing or what
  3. History of Charlotte

    Shopping Center hell in Asheville.
  4. History of Charlotte

    I remember Eckerd's... This one (now RiteAid) in Asheville still has its original Eckerd's coffee shop inside.
  5. History of Charlotte

    I think they built the valet drop off... I walked past this everyday from 2000-2003. I think they filled it in. I always thought it was a little odd to have a valet drop off for a bank building, but figured they needed it for high rollers or something. The planned hotel makes much more sense.
  6. Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    This building addresses the street decently. I am worried however, about the trend in this neighborhood in where developers are forcing a non-urban ground level. A truly urban walkable resilient streetscape needs occupy-able space at sidewalk level. Only one out of four sections illustrates this. these recently built projects similarly either fail to address the street at all, or ignore a future of possible strollable sidewalk-accessible retail.
  7. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    ^^I think that Villa Heights will see an impact.
  8. Charlotte Area Transit System Long Term Transit Plan

    I think that your new Yellow line spurs/extensions lack the needed redevelopment potential to sell them. Plaza is a historically designated street that will unlikely see much change. Hawthorne would have a similar terminus and more potential for redevelopment. The Kenilworth/Scott pair does not go through the Historic District, but will touch a border of one.... and the closer in portions are already nearing build out without the stimulus. I think we should be shooting spurs off toward existing urbanized industrial and distribution areas like SouthEnd that will be less resistant than residential neighborhoods to redevelopment. EDIT: Overall, I love your concept though.
  9. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    it is truly even more incredible in person... I work near there and when I point it out to people, they don't believe me and it takes them a while to convince them of what they are looking at. I think it is either a light rail transformer, or a publix generator. it is not a compactor.
  10. Dimensional Place (Common Market South End site)

    Concrete has to cure... Its been a while since I have done a cast in place structural slab, but typical concrete cures out in 28 days. They may leave the shoring up so that they can work on it sooner.
  11. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    ... and since Shook Kelley owns their building.... it may mean that they are looking to move.
  12. Center City Development Maps

    I just cleaned up a bit also... can someone look at the Federal rail project near Wilmore and check the project boundaries... I'm not sure it is correctly shown.
  13. Independence Corridor

    So they were supposed to grade that intersection for a future park and ride lot. It looks like they stockpiled soil there and built a site lighting pole on top of the pile. THis will make for a more expensive project when and/or if they come back and want to ever put in a park and ride lot...
  14. Charlotte trying to be more bike friendly

    Plaza Separated bike lanes in Plaza Midwood are approved and moving forward
  15. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    CMPD brought up bike share at the plaza midwood meeting last night. They were very biased (against) in their approach. they basically asked for a show of hands for anyone that thought they posed a problem. 4 out of 50 raised their hands... then they asked anyone with complaints to bring them forward. Someone spoke up in favor... they kind of shrugged it off and said thanks, but we are looking for complaints.