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  1. charlottestories.com

    I don't think it's as nefarious as you suggest. IIRC they have been called out for stealing content and posting old content. It's just a garbage blog trying to make money via clicks.
  2. The RailYard SouthEnd

    It's amazing what 10 or 15 feel less of a setback does....
  3. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    The sad part of it is of any place that I have ever been to, Coronado is the perfect city for shared bikes. It's a awesome 15 minute ferry from San Diego and a perfect setup for day tourists. Has very wide streets that are perfect for bike lanes and a super simple street grid that makes navigation a breeze. This is the same city that wanted the US Navy to dig a tunnel from the Coronado Bridge to the North Island base so locals wouldn't have to be disturbed with military traffic. Coronado is NIMBYtown, USA with a city slogan of 'Get off my lawn'...
  4. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Anyone else find this article a bit of a hit and run job? Where are the cars? Two new light-rail parking decks are almost empty. > http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article206221569.html#storylink=mainstage The way I see it is the extension has only been open a week. It's going to take years to build out to the level that these parking ramps are going to be in high demand. But with Park and Ride parking it's not a question of which comes first...you obviously have the parking first. That way you grow ridership without issue on parking. Once someone embraces this method they don't have to get hit with parking issues a year from now and wait for a ramp to open up. Am I wrong?
  5. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    Coronado is doubling down. Coronado to impound dockless bikes, fine companies (http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/south-county/sd-se-coronado-dockless-20180319-story.html)
  6. Ya. New to these types of documents. Glad to have incorrectly assumed.
  7. I was going off the pdf. Good to hear it will be that tall.
  8. Super excited for this but am a bit sad that Building D 'Corporate Office' is only projected to be 15 floors. With that greenspace wrapping 2 sides and having such a prestigious address I hoped to find something much taller. Do full floorplates up 8 stories and then go to floorplates covering just 1/4 of the footprint on the corner of 7th and Tryon. That would give awesome views down the Tryon canyon. Still an exciting project. Thanks for posting.
  9. FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    432 Park and One57
  10. FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    IDK. It reminds me a lot of a smaller version of 3 Hudson Boulevard. I know that's all office but I am not going to live here so all I care about it how it looks in the skyline. I had a place in the ballpark district that had a tiny balcony and it was almost pointless. Not only was it uncomfortable with more than 2 people standing and 1 sitting but it also dictated the layout of the loft which was small as well. Personally, I would have much rather had a wall of glass. Should be noted it had an awesome rooftop community space, so I agree 100% there with you.
  11. Reading this CO article (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article149507139.html) it said that the first way of jobs were back office, which makes sense for a University area location. But it expands that the new jobs would include information technology, finance, legal, accounting, customer service and human resources...which feel more of an uptown gig. I would assume the AB jobs would also be higher end. So that's what I based my hopes on a new tower. Fingers crossed regardless. This would be a very welcome addition for sure.
  12. FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    Love this idea. Reminds me of a parking ramp next door to Petco Park. It has the depth of 1 row of spaces for the most part and is used as a flex space. I have been in it for a pop-up art gallery of touring artists and have seen it rented for private parties during Comic-Con and during the baseball season. Even when empty it's very welcoming. Not the same amount of sidewalk space however.
  13. Am I reading this correctly in that if AllianceBernstein were to open an office here we would be looking at 2,000 total employees and the need for 400,000 sf of office space? 1,000 employees for AB and 1,000 for AXA? That's half a new tower if so. No? Very exciting news for sure.
  14. So we're calling Levine a developer now? I always thought he was just an urban prairie farmer or something. My comparison between Private v. Public/Private was in response to how long things take.
  15. Good New Restaurants

    I really hope they have OK burgers and reasonable service. That would instantly put this place at the top of the list down here.