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  1. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Hwy 16 north of where it ends now in southern Catawba County is fully underway now. Dirt is moving utilities moving. It will be nice to have another 4 lane road that is fairly high speed out of Charlotte towards I-40 that is not 77. Just like US 321 has become a Charlotte bypass and reduces traffic on 77.
  2. Charlotte area "ring cities"

    Was up in Mooresville today and I decided to go up to downtown Statesville and walk around and eat lunch (just a little further up 77). Really nice downtown my last visit was many years ago for a wedding. They have nice wide pedestrian friendly sidewalks, restaurants, offices, bakery, 2 bicycle shops, fairly high occupancy. And some very interesting buildings. Most of the photos are from Center St. Red brick building is old city hall now city offices. Old courthouse is old offices. I ate at 220 Cafe very good food. Downtown Statesville a ring city of the QC today. So take a short trip 30 miles north of uptown and visit. And it busy people eating lunch, walking around etc. Reminds me of downtown Concord but not as big or have as many tall buildings as downtown Salisbury. Worth a trip and then stop at Fort Dobbs north of town the only French and Indian War site in NC or stop in Lake Norman State Park south of town near Troutman. Really nice park and facilities.
  3. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    I have been in the Poplar and it indeed is wonderful. It is a condo community now originally built as apartments. It is a great historic save for Charlotte.
  4. Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    ^^ We can't help it is it is tall, beautiful (at least I think so) and new. When it gets topped out then the cameras will be shooting Tryon Place all the time.
  5. Triangle Economic News

    ^^ I would assume they would want to stay downtown but space is tight it sounded like they had expanded in 1 City Plaza before not sure how much space there is there but obviously with the Dillon there is new space available. Depends on what their space needs are I guess. But I don't think they would want to yank their existing staff out of downtown if other options are available.
  6. Charlotte Weather

    I did see the sun for about 30 minutes today before the 3rd wave of rain came from twitter this afternoon that shed floating from someone 's backyard to front yard. one more from twitter N Tryon at the main line NS tracks. Turn around don't drown!
  7. what do you think about these? could this work in Charlotte? Trackless trains. It is interesting sort of like an autonomous bus. from San Antonio Journal ""So-called trackless trains could be a way forward for a city of about 1.5 million people that is expected to see a major increase in population but has yet to adopt a more contemporary transportation plan as Austin, Dallas and Houston have. Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who has made transportation one of his top priorities, is adamant that San Antonio needs more than buses as it pursues a comprehensive transit strategy. He believes the trackless train concept could offer the Alamo City some necessary relief. It might also draw fewer detractors. Last year, China’s CRRC Corp. unveiled a new transportation system that operates like a bus but resembles a train. The electric vehicle, which can operate autonomously, does not run on rail. Instead, it follows virtual tracks on a dedicated roadway. “The paradigm change here is that the public is clearly directing us to develop a mass transit option for San Antonio that would exist on its own right of way,” Nirenberg said. “That doesn’t have to mean tracks. It means you are not sitting in the same traffic as if you were driving your own car.” Zhuzhou, China, has been testing trackless trains, which can carry hundreds of riders, since 2017. At least one U.S. city has shown an interest in exploring the technology. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, has suggested trackless trains could be a more affordable and expeditious option. In March, he took a test ride on the Chinese prototype. Count Nirenberg among the intrigued. He believes such trains could be a forward-thinking alternative for the nation’s seventh-largest city.""
  8. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    ^^ Yes parts of the Monroe Bypass are elevated especially around where it runs parallel Secrest Shortcut Rd up to the Sardis Church Rd interchange.
  9. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    ^^^ I just was flipping through one of my history books about Charlotte and mentioned this one of first earliest apartment buildings after WW 1. It is indeed a great building and so is the Poplar at 10th and Poplar.
  10. NoDa (N Davidson St Arts District) Projects

    ^^^ The own several buildings around the Design Center (and the DC itself) and down on Tremont, the Phat Burrito bldg. and now this NoDa building the retail building in front of the new Novel NoDa apartments, the retail portion of Tryon Place and Stonewall Station and that is just off the top of my head. Others may know of more. They are building quite the retail empire and it heavily concentrated in South End, some in uptown and now in NoDa. Retail feeds off other retail and that is why they are clustering their buildings. Remember Krispy Kreme is going into one of their buildings on Tremont. Plus Asana owns that 1800 Camden Rd building at the corner of Camden and West and I think they own the DSW shoe store building on South Blvd too and that building at Hawkins and Tremont. They are definitely on a tear with acquisitions
  11. Triangle Economic News

    250 more jobs this time for downtown Raleigh for Ipreo. Sounds like they will need more space somewhere Good win for Wake County. https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2018/04/24/ipreo-to-add-another-250-jobs-in-wake-county.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2018-04-24&u=oAaDx%2B74FoP4qOJ%2By4AU6dhJPpc&t=1524599080&j=81203551
  12. NoDa (N Davidson St Arts District) Projects

    Asana snaps up another building near Novel NoDa apartments for retail repositioning. ""Asana acquired the roughly 20,000-square-foot warehouse building at 436 E. 36th St. for $4.1 million, according to Mecklenburg County real estate records. The property, which sits on a 1.5-acre site between 35th and 36th streets, was sold by NODA 3536, affiliated with Tony Kuhn, president of Flywheel Group."" Subscriber article https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2018/04/24/asana-partners-continues-buying-spree-with-noda.html?ana=e_du_prem&s=article_du&ed=2018-04-24&u=oAaDx%2B74FoP4qOJ%2By4AU6dhJPpc&t=1524598305&j=81203231
  13. The Good News Report

    Business Journal just confirmed this and they will be leasing 141,000 sq ft in north Capitol Towers to accommodate 350 people. Moved here from Baton Rouge with 120 jobs in 2015. They say they will need the space by 2020 to accommodate their anticipated 350 people. Another Charlotte job expansion. Subscriber article https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2018/04/24/charlotte-headquartered-company-to-take-six-floors.html?ana=e_du_prem&s=article_du&ed=2018-04-24&u=oAaDx%2B74FoP4qOJ%2By4AU6dhJPpc&t=1524597656&j=81203231
  14. Charlotte area "ring cities"

    The NC Research Campus in Kannapolis continues to grow. Here is the latest a Wisconsin company ""Standard Process cut the ribbon Tuesday on its 10,000-square foot Nutrition Innovation Center, which planners expect will grow to 30 employees within the next two years or so. N.C. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest was in Kannapolis to welcome the company to North Carolina. There’s another reason why N.C. Research Campus and the Wisconsin company syncs so well: profit, says Michael Klinker, general counsel for Standard Process. “Across the atrium in the same building, the campus will open a 15,000-square-foot $6.6 million Food Processing Innovation Center. It’s expected to open its doors in 2019."" From Subscriber article https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2018/04/24/nutrition-r-d-center-opens-in-kannapolis-on-the.html
  15. Good New Restaurants

    Not much into meatless burgers but hey try it. Gotta be better than a Boca brand burger. A couple of my vegan friends swear by those meatless burgers but not sure what they buy.