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  1. I’m just thankful they’ll never be able to widen South, West/East, or Tryon, so at least when this neighborhood reaches gridlock due to all of these new developments’ parking decks, it will really incentivize taking transit/biking/walking into the neighborhood.
  2. It’s true, NC is very unique in that almost all roads are state maintained, however it would have been proactive on these Union county towns’ part to require new developments to include upgrades like turn lanes etc. to the roads they access.
  3. Exactly. My firm is keeping the same number of employees or has hired more, but our office space across the country is getting halved including Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, etc
  4. Guess we’ll have to raise wages ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  5. Thank you for saying this! To have a fully informed opinion on single family zoning, and how it does - demonstrably - continue to relate to race in our country and in our city, I totally recommend reading this book (The Color of Law).
  6. You can see the Portman tower starting to be visible
  7. FWIW I did bike or take the light rail to work before covid, and I don’t even work uptown. However it’s kind of chicken and egg to me...you’re right this region is almost impossible to commute or live in carless. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t want/advocate for better!
  8. Really bothers me that we’re getting this size of parking infrastructure at what is probably THE most prime transit accessible spot outside of uptown. East/west is the busiest light rail stop outside of uptown and the blue line termini. If this is the type of development we’re getting directly fronting our transit and rail trail assets, how can we ever hope to evolve away from car dependency in this region?
  9. I wouldn't read too much into crime this year for long-term trends. Crime across the country has gone up drastically in 2020, a major part of that being unemployment and quarantine due to Covid-19.
  10. I will say that the express bus route from downtown Denver to Boulder is very popular and well-run. Very frequent service with coach bus type buses, initiates from the Union Station facility (large underground waiting area for boarding/unboarding buses that also links the aboveground commuter rail, Amtrak, and several light rail termini). Then dedicated flyover ramps for the buses put them on HOV/HOT lanes on I-25 and then US 36 (only the very last part of the route into Boulder is not on HOT lanes) with some high quality TOD stops in areas like Broomfield - some of the best ones have ped brid
  11. Nice idea! The main issue I’m thinking of is whether the radius turning around that warehouse at 90 degrees would be too tight (unless of course they tore it down), and whether they’d have to remove a lot of parking on the north side of optimist hall merge onto the blue line. However, since this spur would only be for out of service trains, the curve could be possibly be managed since very slow speeds wouldn’t be an issue as far as impacting service times.
  12. Let me just say I have colleagues who have left CAMPO prior and I understand
  13. Definitely same moving from Denver/Chicago
  14. The article addresses a lot more than affordable housing, which I found interesting. Issues such as weather/climate, segregation, car dependency, income growth, and endowments of public and philanthropic funds
  15. Not totally sure if this is the right place for this, but interesting article summarizing the future issues for Charlotte and sunbelt cities in general compared to traditional northeastern and midwestern cities. We have good growth and some good assets but many challenges ahead. https://kinder.rice.edu/urbanedge/2020/08/06/charlotte-sun-belt-cities-urban-growth-housing-costs-income-inequality
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