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  1. archiham04

    Villa Heights Projects

    David Weekly filed a rezoning petition for the large tract behind Drummond: http://charlottenc.gov/planning/Rezoning/RezoningPetitions/2018Petitions/Pages/2018-111.aspx
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    I agree... I can see the crossing equipment being $250,000 and the Concrete creeping up to 30,000. Double that for a (high) estimate on labor for installation and you are still looking at $1.25 million in controls, testing and design.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    This seems SO crazy... it makes me wonder if they could justify adding 2 or 3 more here to get some economies of scale. This is a HUGE block without crossings. Maybe they should look at adding at least one more.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    there will be no station platform improvements (for future) so instead of $4M it will only (?!?!?!?!) be $2M
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    spoiler alert
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    We saw the design yesterday. The scope is 2 gates and a Precast Concrete walk. ....aaaaaaaand it will take 2 YEARS.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    I have been told that Publix and Edens are being asked to chip in. I have also been told that they are designing it to accommodate a platform for a potential future stop. That might be adding to the cost.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    ^this is a really interesting photo. Most of the renderings represented the retail portion of the building as secondary to the tower. From this angle, The retail portion really reads as an entirely separate structure, and a significant presence on the corner.
  9. pleasant little meadow.... or mound of stockpiled soil next to the interstate.... depending on your perspective.
  10. I also noticed work on the old Jr. League Space. they constructed a dimising wall splitting the storefront into two portions. Anyone know what is planned there?
  11. Back to the original question, does "code" allow... Zoning Code is what might restrict its construction here. City defines these homes thus: Mobile home. (Petition No. 2006-94, § 2.201, 09/18/06) A manufactured structure, designed to be used as a dwelling unit and built before June 15, 1976 (the date the HUD Construction and Safety Standards Act went into effect). A “mobile home” is designed to be transportable in one or more sections on its own chassis and measures at least 32 feet in length and at least eight feet in width. To be classified as a “mobile home”, the unit must be placed on a permanent foundation. Mobile home park. Any site or parcel of land under single ownership where land is rented, and utilities are provided for the installation or placement of mobile homes. Modular home. (Petition No. 2006-94, § 2.201, 09/18/06) A dwelling unit which has been constructed and labeled in compliance with the State Building Code and is composed of components substantially assembled in an off-site manufacturing plant and transported to the building site for final assembly on a permanent foundation. Modular homes meet or exceed the minimum construction and design standards set forth by the State of North Carolina in GS 143-139.1. I think you have some legitimate questions. Figure out what the property is zoned and then research whether A. Manufactured housing is allowed B. whether the house must have a primary entrance facing a particular direction.
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    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    The irony of showing Midwood Park here is that it has a walkscore of 54. Don't get me wrong... it is a great park and walkable to plenty of homes, but based on the sidewalk dependent algorithm these guys use - it is a dog. there are a fair number of sidewalks in Plaza Midwood, but none around this park. In fact it does not have a single connection to a sidewalk network. Every single person entering this park on foot must step through a city street to enter the park.
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    Center City Development Maps

    They got it rezoned I believe, but" for lease" signs have been up for about a year. I am thinking either the brewery pulled out, or the developer and brewery never got on the same page.
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    Optimist Park / Belmont Projects

    The Parkwood Side looks much better.... it is possible that they will open some buildings ahead of others.... but unlikely
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    Optimist Park / Belmont Projects

    ca 1973 cool article on this bridge and other bridges