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  1. archiham04

    NoDa (N Davidson St Arts District) Projects

    Looks like the width is minimal.... The sidewalk jogs and moves from 8' buffer + 6' sidewalk to 6' sidewalk at back of curb. Unfortunate. They should keep the sidewalk alignment and build a buffer of some sort between the sidewalk and road.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Losing a building (and the streetscape that it suppports) to 8 parking spaces is definitely a disappointment. No matter how you justify it, it makes for a worse urban environment.
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    Charlotte Bike Sharing

    ...aaaaand I just tested one. It works. rode it for 15 for no reason other than fun
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    Charlotte Bike Sharing

    ...yet they still show up on the app, and I spotted a rider in Dilworth this AM.
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    Charlotte Bike Sharing

    $1 to unlock. 15 cents for every minute. I rode for 9 min. charge was $2.35. they are really fast.
  6. They had another open house last Sunday. I popped in. Pretty incredible.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Several misleading things about this... but it is what it is... neat data. Worst misleading IMHO is that Stonewall, 3rd, Transportation Center, 7th and 9th have lots of overlap.
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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    ^I don't think the aesthetics have anything to do with CPCC courtyards being empty. Look at the lawn in front of the Overcash Auditorium. Is it empty all the time because it is hideous? Folks on this thread have begun alluding to this emerging architectural disconnect at CPCC: CPCC is investing HEAVILY on creating an urban, neo-traditional campus.... to what end? Are they looking to win students? does CPCC have a lot of competition? Are they looking to add walkability? When none of the students live on campus and bee-line for their cars as soon as class is over? This Pease Auditorium/Hagermeyer LRC/Library structure is HUGE. I hope they have a GREAT reason for replacing it. Aesthetics (to which i do not object BTW) is a bad reason.
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    Plaza-Shamrock - Corner of PM and NoDa

    doesn't sound good. Conditional is probably more restrictive. Last thing this property needs is less restriction.
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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    This argument translates to the "Redevelopment Potential" around an MLS teardown for Memorial Stadium. There is essentially no potential for market based improvement within the vicinity of the stadium. Too much institutional holdings.
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    History of Charlotte

    Not sure if this has been posted yet. New Meck County interweb gizmo.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    I think having a stop every 2 blocks is excessive. If NYC trains stopped every 2 blocks no one would use them.
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    Optimist Park / Belmont Revitalization Projects

    I think having national home builders hit a stride and crank out a high quality urban form is great for Charlotte. I am a little worried about the site plans for these however, and don' t think the end result will be as high a quality as it could be. I wish these developments created an interior street hierarchy with distinguishable "fronts" and "backs" with fronts facing streets and backs facing lower tiered smaller streets (perhaps even alleyways). This development has units with fronts facing Seigle, but then the next row appears to have the garage fronts facing forward and the entry fronts? facing a sidewalk alley?!?!?!? In New Jersey they have a name for this garage facing urban form... and named it the "Bayonne Box" I don't really blame developers for this. I think it is a City (Subdivision/CDOT/Fire) regulatory problem
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    Atherton Mill Redevelopment

    It is not blocked on the Rail Trail sidee but the mill is kind of dwarfed by the exposed rear of the parking deck.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Consolidate Stonewall and Third Street into a covered/indoor Convention Center Station. The excessive stops in uptown are RIDICULOUS. It takes 20 minutes to get from 25th st to East/West?!?!?!