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  1. the only thing I've had to contribute to UP in a while... a rarely seen angle of Uptown
  2. I didn't see it mentioned (my eyes might be getting worse though), but does anyone know if the adjacent buildings/land on Camden (Charlotte Post & Phat Burrito) are in play as well?
  3. I feel like like I had a hand in all this.. I know I didn't of course... but extremely similar approach from my post in December 2013 regarding what Norfolk VA did w/ $3M in a year on their 'AM-Shack'. If it wasn't for all the track work our shack could be done by the end of 2016.
  4. I saw that Blue Line Capacity Extension construction is underway at 485 Station today. It appears they are extending platform to the north on southbound track and extending platform to the south on the northbound track.
  5. It's a shame that re-storing, retro-fitting and expanding on the old Seaboard Air Line Railroad Passenger Station is not currently a viable alternative. The Blue Line extension passes so close that you could create a station/platform right at Alpha Mill with and extended pedestrian walkway to N College to allow easy transfer between Amtrak and LRT line. I supposed it could be feasible to build something with promise and even act as an anchor catalyst to the N-Tryon if it were possible to purchased all the land surrounding the existing station north of 12th St to the existing ROW, and west fr
  6. I swear when I was riding the train this morning I saw 2 newly built Elevator shafts on the west side of Fountains @ Southend. They appeared to be constructed between Foster Ave and the CATS facility. Did I miss an announcement of a new midlevel apt or Office project back in that area? Does anyone have any info or a link? I'll Bcycle down there this weekend to take a look and some pics if it actually 'is' anything..
  7. I saw a Siemens commercial on CNBC yesterday featuring Light Rail Vehicle Manufacturing in USA and has quite a few shots of our beloved S70s in Uptown. Check it out HERE
  8. $200k towards Gateway... That will get 1/2 a report written by an outside consulting firm with redundant/repetitive information that we've all read and gone over for the past 3 years. IMO, it would be better utilized by re-allocating it to the Cedar yard streetcar project. (Of course that can't and won't happen)
  9. Quick observation while on LRT, an excavator has been working on site for the past 2 weeks in the northwest corner along Dewitt Lane.
  10. Not a mid rise project buuuuuut.... Tryon has the painted dotted outlines for the new on-street 'Twilight Parking' spaces that will soon be a reality for South End nightly visitors, 6pm-7am I believe. Also, Slate Billiards is opening up next to Oak room thus completing occupancy in that building.
  11. Well thanks to the Ballpark plan and public outcry surrounding it, Shockoe Bottom made a Top 11 list of 'America's Most Endangered Historic Places'. The CNN Article is Here Shockoe Bottomon National Treasures Preservation site HERE
  12. Hey that's me on the inside bar video far left in frame, the end of the bar starting the I Believe chant at 1:49 ! hahaha awesome Can't wait for Sunday!! See you lads up there, even if I don't really see you..
  13. IMO Gateway Station was the perfect project/solution for the uptown retail hub and would tie in so well with the 'outdoor stroll-able social-playground 3rd ward has become' A huge problem is that we have no 'Main Street' style store-fronts to facilitate stroll-able retail area so something has to be built from scratch for the most part. Which usually translates to the same tired, cold and sterile urban-center multi-level mall... (I want to vomit and tear it down just think about it being built) I think uptown really needs something special for retail, a real drawing card for the city and
  14. How about building a Top Golf on some of that plentiful open land. It's really a lot of fun, used to go to the one in Dallas a lot. The closest one is up in NoVA. It would create another unique-activity attraction in uptown for all ages and incorporates one of Crown-town's favorite past times... drinking.... I mean golf.
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