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  1. archiham04

    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Based on what we have seen on the South line I have the following belief: Areas that have established retail/commercial do not see transformational redevelopment from Transit investment (in the first 10-15yrs). ...think arrowood rd, tyvola, archdale, woodlawn... but they do see reinvestment, but mostly in the form of higher rents or remodeled buildings. Areas that have industrial or run-down industrial, see almost immediate transformation ...think southend, loso, noda, optimist park etc. I think that the university area will see redevelopment faster than the southern portions of the original light rail (due to the proximity to University and Research/employment centers), but I don't expect much for the next 10 + years.
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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    I think there are some neighborhoods looking for ways to maintain affordability and increase housing diversity. Not all are as aggressive in opposing density.
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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    We are Progressive.... but not in our backyard.
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    Myers Park / Eastover Projects

    Welcome to Urban Planet mcsla! thanks for the insight. I was confused by your comment about Annexing a street into an area plan. I looked at the area plan and think I can see what you mean. Crescent has always been a part of the area plan, but not necessarily part of the official neighborhood boundaries.
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    Myers Park / Eastover Projects

    its been out there for a while... 2017 date. The most recent renderings are worse than the previous revisions. likely dumbing down to allow for more flexibility going forward. Looks like recently added structured parking, so they might be having to value engineer.
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    Myers Park / Eastover Projects

    This one is getting a lot of attention from the neighbors right now.
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    History of Charlotte

    looks like an outhouse. Literally a brick sh!thouse
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    Dilworth Projects (Kenilworth, Morehead, East)

    This is also a good photo to show the development potential for (or lost potential for) urban interchange land.
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    Asheville Ring Municipalities

    There is a downtown coffee shop up there I seem to remember. It had a surprisingly bohemian feel considering the context.
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    Center City Development Maps

    I added the SouthPark "Cultural Loop" from this document: Projects Map - Copy.pdf to the Long term plans layer. There are several other projects from that doc that still could be added. Was tempted to delete the Huntingtown Farms Greenway extensions but hesitant since im not 100% on the extents.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    ^^So I can kind of understand building this close to the interstate, and I get that these are probably boilerplate floorplans, but front doors with Concrete steps and stoops? facing the interstate?!?! Why go to the trouble of building these? I seriously doubt that Mr. Hooper will serendipitously bump into Snuffleuhagus, Bert or Elmo hanging out on his stoop here.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Everyone I talked to thought they looked too traditional and out of place when they were going in. I tried to convince them that they would be a net positive, but no one agreed. Glad to see that they are appreciated after 8-9 years of patina.
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    Optimist Park / Belmont Projects

    Painting that portion doesn't really bother me. It was a later addition and doesn't really have the "old mill" look. They are dealing pretty well so far with the main challenge in refurbishing an old Mill that has been expanded and renovated multiple times over the years. The old parts are awesome looking but the newer parts are economical to refurbish. Atherton had this problem. The SouthEnd Brewery and the buildings behind it never really looked like they were part of the campus, and the outparcels in front just kind of broke it all up. ....keeping my fingers crossed that it all comes together.
  14. it'll be interesting to see what the turnout will be tonight for the Memorial Stadium fireworks. It's been 5 years, and a lot of new residents have moved in since then. Should be pretty crowded at the top of the hill.