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  1. UPNoDa

    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Elon has made some priority adjustments as of late by allowing pedestrians and cyclists over personal vehicles on the LA Hyperloop. Too bad his vision wasn't around in 2008 when CATS was considering the BLE to UNC Main. What took CATS 10 years to build could have been bored and fully functional in 3 years at roughly half the cost and no "fussy" at-grade crossing s to deal with. That said, we could certainly use his Boring services for both Red and Silver lines but could they work underground? I don't see why not.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    It's a real shame actually. We shouldn't blame CATS for dissapointing us, we should blame ourselves for expecting too much from CATS. There, I said it.
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    Carolina Panthers

    Tepper knows all about ROI. Simple math tells one that the populations of these two cities (combined) does not warrant a move to that MSA. I think they only have around 840,000 residents between them whereas CLT is at 2.5M and climbing.
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    North Tryon (re)Development: 277 to Old Concord

    I've seen better paved areas/roads in Beirut!
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    ^Makes one wonder what is being discussed at the monthly CATS meetings. Are we confident that they are even aware of this statistic, or are they just shoving it under the rug claiming the line is open and sufficient as- is irregardless of the commute time? Honestly, I do not understand why they are hesitant on this issue.
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    Providence Road Development

    Now I have seen everything. I've seen cell towers disguised as trees, but never as a cross. Is this because were are in the Bible belt or are these prevalent from (let's say) here to Texas? Cell tower just south of Waverly behind Weddington United Methodist Church.
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    The RailYard SouthEnd

    Was peeking in on the webcam today and does anyone else think there is just WAY too much parking garage being constructed on the Railyard site?
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    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    'Murica !
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    Carolina Panthers

    ^I agree with everything he wants to do with moving and replacing the practice fields with one caveat, get rid of the parking. We have ample tailgate parking around the stadium to afford anyone that is tailgating a good spot. In addition, you would be taking revenue away from the small mom & pop businesses that can benefit from game day parking. Other than that, I agree that we should have a "game day" experience entertainment area much like Green Bay that would add significant retail/shopping/entertainment to the Third Ward and uptown in general. Now, keeping this area open 365 days and drawing people in during the spring-summer off-season is another topic. I know we have Strike City in EpiCentre, but I wonder if a Lucky Strike (a la Boston) would work in the Third Ward. It's more of a combination of a Dave & Busters with a Bowling Alley and classic game room on a third upper level. Would this draw enough traffic in that area year round tho?
  10. Anyone know if there is an OxBlue for this project?
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    NoDa (N Davidson St Arts District) Projects

    Here are the plans from this time last year. Stu’s Barrel House. Full bar, no food, TV's, a stage for live music, outdoor patio seating for the breezeway / front patio and new rooftop area on rear of building. I was hoping for a CM layout. We'll have to wait and see.
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    NoDa (N Davidson St Arts District) Projects

    Jack Beagles really dropped the ball on this one. If done properly, this could have been NoDa's version of CM.
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    The RailYard SouthEnd

    Holy Toledo Batman, from the webcam view, that parking deck is YUGE! I hope they have Gulf Tech elevators otherwise, you can add 20 minutes to your commute just climbing the ramps to find a spot after the lower decks fill up..
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    Charlotte MLB Team Speculation

    Maybe they should re-think their strategy for the other weeknight games to expand on that and fill seats. CLT economy is good, but people will still vote with their feet if they believe they are getting more bang for their buck....... I could be wrong.