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  1. I think their reasoning is to connect the Gold Line to the Rosa Parks Transit Center, which is inconveniently on the other side of the I-85 bridge.
  2. I was browsing on the Charlotte Explorer website, looking at planned/proposed roadways, when I noticed that there is a proposal to create a “North Tryon Parallel Road” that would run roughly parallel with North Tryon to the north and the Blue Line/Main Line to the south, between the 36th Street Station and the Old Concord Station. One thing that stood out to me was that the road’s alignment has it cutting straight through the Asian Corner Mall.
  3. Probably much higher, especially if the I-85 bridge has to be replaced too.
  4. Jason’s Deli and Subway are now gone. The place is almost deserted now. I’m wondering if Best Buy is next? Like you said, going to Carolina Place might be their best option, and the Centrum needs to be redeveloped, especially since a light rail stop will be nearby.
  5. There were rumors of a smaller Target opening in Cotswold a couple of years ago. I guess it either wasn’t true or plans were dropped. It is surprising that Target hasn’t opened a store in this area yet.
  6. There’s a petition to save the skatepark in Eastland: https://www.change.org/p/city-of-charlotte-save-eastland-diy-skatepark/psf/promote_or_share?recruiter= It’s baffling that the city hasn’t really acknowledged this park nor try to integrate it into the overall site plan. Charlotte has been lacking in good skateparks for some time now, and the community has done a great job building this one from scratch. And as Nathan2 pointed out, this site has an abundance of surface parking. This is a better use of land than a sea of asphalt.
  7. New site plan: https://charlottenc.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8876249&GUID=FF6585B2-D730-4391-B749-4D0BB9D7D1C4&fbclid=IwAR1ydmBrPZ7UvOgK957W2pAfyQDWRqjiPzQb8KPV_fCV_3lqL9PvAYETMLE
  8. Looks like the rest of the Coliseum Crossing Center has been bought out by Echo Park, besides the out-parcels: https://images1.loopnet.com/d2/q9nZ6HqxNa9mXvzA2TqXChYKFyfRRpYELeU60UgJCEE/document.pdf Since CATS is looking at whether the Silver Line should run on the north or south sides of Independence, I definitely think the north side should be heavily considered now. The north side has many parcels that are empty, or has old buildings that need to be demolished, and the Vanadore building could serve as a strong anchor for this area.
  9. Construction on I-85 from Belmont to US 321 should happen in the next few years. The next sections, 321 to US 74 and US 74 to the SC line, are in the process of getting funds through the STIP. The earliest I see construction on I-85 finishing is late 2020s or early 2030s. I believe SC is already in the process of widening I-85 from the NC state line to wherever the current widening project ends. And apparently GA wants all Interstates in the state to be at least six lanes, so I-85 in Northeast Georgia should get widened at some point in time. The only stretch that isn’t on the books yet is in SC from the GA state line to somewhere south of Anderson I believe. If all projects get done at some point and time, I-85 will be at least six lanes from Durham to the Alabama state line in Georgia.
  10. I found this, in regards to the Independence Building: https://images1.loopnet.com/d2/0oVcqtpyDDkWkdJ7Zr902wz-ccqCVw6XnQ0TnOvGIT4/document.pdf
  11. Any new developments on this property? I hope this mall, and the other dead mall near Old Concord, get redeveloped sometime this decade. They’re in walking distance to the Lynx stations and could serve as strong TOD for their respective areas.
  12. I remember a former site plan on this lot for a fairly tall building. Don’t know if that’s still planned for this medical building.
  13. Charlotte, and other “newer” cities like Nashville, remind me more of cities in Asia, than many places here in the U.S. It probably had to do with the fact that many of our buildings are newer and the more prominent usage of LED lighting. Charlotte gets panned for its lack of legacy architecture, but I like the fact that Charlotte and it’s peer cities look more unique in certain ways than some of the cities that you find in the Northeast and Midwest.
  14. Apple’s downtown stores look amazing. Maybe a location in either Second Ward Village, somewhere on Stonewall, or in the Gateway Station would be perfect for an Apple Store. Though, I always assumed an Uptown location would be entirely new, rather than a relocation. I would honestly expect the Northlake location to relocate to either Concord Mills, or somewhere in Huntersville or Mooresville. The Northlake location probably does well because it serves north Mecklenburg and southern Iredell.
  15. Developing New Amtrak Corridors Expanding the U.S. Passenger Market: https://www.railpassengers.org/site/assets/files/16610/september_23_-_new_corridors.pdf
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