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  1. ^I think most would say that if Indy had not been converted to controlled access, Chantilly and Commonwealth would not have bounced back the way they have. From what I gather, Independence kind of looked like Eastway looks today between Independence and Woodland Drive
  2. ...and since the definition/boundaries of "Elizabeth" and "Midwood" were established based upon what "most" thought at the time, I imagine those arbitrary boundaries may change in the future. It makes little sense to keep calling portions of town something that no one other than map makers/readers call it.
  3. I have heard that there was a KK @ Hawthorne and Independence back in the day.
  4. Center City Development Maps

    mapping this is on my to do list: Properties List and Presentation.pdf
  5. Charlotte Greenways - The Big Picture I see it here.
  6. Amazon HQ2

    I had some cousins come to Charlotte as a destination. They had heard about the world class Frisbee golf courses and HAD to visit.
  7. Charlotte Greenways - The Big Picture

    charlotte is undertaxed and underleveraged. Don't know why insolvency would even be on anyone's mind.
  8. not sure, I had heard that Hatcher's daughter agreed to install a street intersection grade drive at the intersection to help control the traffic flow. Given that most of our eastside CDOT projects stay in the planning phase for a decade or more, i had little hope that they were installing it... They have removed a good bit of curb today so maybe.
  9. It is not uncommon for existing structures to find themselves in a RR ROW and unable to fully utilize the land they are on. I think that Chief's Smoke shop building is in this situation.
  10. my assumption was that the land was limited in its use due to RR row and DOT land.
  11. mostly cotton related i think
  12. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    ^^I'm not really trying to make a point about any specific building. Charlotte had a lot of small parceled mediocre buildings in the 20s that created a diverse city. Today it has a few dozen sterile superblocks. If they had preserved more than a half a block of the mediocre buildings the urban envirnoment for the city would have been much different today.
  13. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    RE: Me missing the point... I was responding to this comment ^ Specifically that " Charlotte really never had more than a couple older buildings with significant architectural feature..." My point is that Charlotte had as much architectural interest and significance as Asheville did. The comment above implys that we really didn't lose anything. My point is that yes we did. if we had preserved the majority of the buildings that you think are not significant, the whole would've resulted in something similar to Asheville.