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  1. I see. Any street grid must not exceed Earth's axial tilt of 23.5 degrees to achieve a 'henge. Bummer for uptown CLT!
  2. Thanks! Question: because the uptown street grid is tilted beyond 23.5 degrees from north-south, it prevents any type of Charlottehenge?
  3. I came across this cool article yesterday which goes into nice detail about the Queen City street grid: https://slate.com/business/2018/07/manhattanhenge-exists-in-your-city-too.html Does anyone know when Charlottehenge occurs at Trade and Tryon? Since the uptown street grid is titled southwest to northeast like Manhattan, I'm pretty sure it would occur in May and July like Manhattanhenge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattanhenge Make that the 2020 goal for this forum: Charlottehenge photos!
  4. They have been proactive in developing as much transit as possible. 1) They built one of the few underground light rail tunnels in the US without busting the bank, and that was 20 years ago. They are planning a second one downtown tunnel. 2) DFW airport was connected to the DART light rail system in 2014 and TexRail commuter rail in April of this year The great thing about the DFW region is voters love rail: https://www.progressiverailroading.com/passenger_rail/article/DARTs-light-rail-system-is-about-to-get-even-longer--54614
  5. Just realized how many parking lots close to uptown can be developed...
  6. Finally someone mentioned "does Brooklyn worry about parking when they build a new tower"? No! NYC business don't suffer due to a lack of parking. Density brings business. Hopefully we get somewhere close to that one day.
  7. Does anyone know why Ingles hasn't expanded to Charlotte yet? Gaston county has the closest one. I've always been impressed with their stores in Asheville.
  8. Dunno if someone posted this somewhere else but Charlotte ranks among the bottom 10 metros to live without a car : https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/09/where-live-no-car-america-public-transit-transportation/598606/
  9. ^Any chance of wrapping microapartments around the parking deck like the RailYard is doing?
  10. Yep, snapped a photo last night. Apologies for the poor quality.
  11. Does anyone know why it's taking so long for Ilios Crafted Greek to open? It's the same owners as Ilios Noche so I assume they know what they're doing, but this article came out 7 months ago saying they'd be opening soon: http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/October-2018/Inside-South-Ends-Newest-Fast-Casual-Spot-Ilios-Crafted-Greek/
  12. 1100 S Tryon has been fenced off so I assume demo will begin soon? Will post photos. Winnifred Street is already a shytt-show with Charlotte Water digging new pipes for the Railyard. There are temporary above-ground water wipes everywhere. This will only add to to the chaos but progress is progress I guess...
  13. Moved comment to 1100 S Tryon forum...
  14. ^True... Badin Lake is a recreation and fishing destination after the closure of Alcoa so who would want the same smell that South End has to deal with when the wind blows east?
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