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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    New mixed-use development at Charlottetowne, 4th Street, and Torrence Street: http://charlottenc.gov/planning/Rezoning/RezoningPetitions/2018Petitions/Pages/2018-122.aspx None of the links are working yet, so it’s unknown what the site plan entails.
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    University City Projects/News

    The boardwalk is really nice to walk on a Saturday night. It actually surprised me how pleasant it was. I’m definitely looking forward to whatever new development they bring to this shopping area. And the southside of the development was packed. The new expansion of University Place and the light rail have really changed this area.
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    Carolina Place Mall

    I could see Best Buy leaving the Centrum and going to Carolina Place once Sears closes. Reminds me how the old Best Buy at University Place dipped to Concord Mills once the other anchors relocated or closed shop. The Centrum is going have to be redeveloped at some point since that shopping center is eventually is going to become blight with all the tenants gone. Mixed used development and pushing for a an extension of the Blue Line would be ideal for that area, IMO.
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    Charlotte Supermarkets

    Wait, I thought Lidls were small like Aldi. That store looks massive.
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    Bridges at Mint Hill

    Honest question, but what’s the difference between the two? Having Target as an occupant seems like a bigger deal than a Sears or JCPenneys in this day and age.
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    Bridges at Mint Hill

    I get the feeling that they want to sell that land to somebody else. If GGP still had this plot they probably would have done something by now. A Waverly type development might work a lot better than a mall, but I have no idea if the demographics would support it.
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    Armchair Developer/Planner

    I found a pretty neat tool for redesigning streets for transit and for pedestrians: https://streetmix.net/ Note: it only works on desktops and tablets.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Whatever happened to the Simon development at the Charlotte Observer site? Was it just preliminary talks that didn’t go anywhere, or are they planning something on one of the unused parcels?
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    Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    What are some bars in Charlotte that are pretty laid back and not too busy on a Friday afternoon/night?
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    First Ward Urban Village / North Tryon Vision Plan

    Probably makes a decent penny from parking fees.
  11. This must be a new rezoning, as I haven’t heard anything about this parcel until now. I think new development will be better than the current dilapidated building that’s currently there. I do believe there are plans of making a tunnel or bridge for pedestrians for the future Briar Creek Greenway. That should alleviate some of the new traffic once it’s built.
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    Eastland Mall Redevelopment

    City staff is recommending the Crosland Southeast / Eastland Community Development proposal for the Eastland site: http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2018/08/28/city-staff-recommends-master-developer-for-eastland-mall-site The proposal is anchored by an FC Barcelona soccer academy along with housing, hotel, office space, and a multicultural market. I think having a major football club as an anchor on this site is a smart idea. It would be a major attraction for this area and could serve as a stepping stone to MLS down the road.
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    Republican National Convention in Charlotte

    This, plus Congress isn’t going to impeach him, regardless of what the investigation finds.
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    Metropolitan, Midtown Redevelopment

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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Mid-2020s. I’ve also heard that Georgia wants to widen I-85 out to the SC border at some point in time, leaving only the small gap between the GA/SC border to just before Greenville.