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  1. The Good News Report

    What does bidding entail? I didn't know there was bidding for the RNC/DNC, I thought they just went wherever they wanted. If this involves tax breaks or discounts, that would be truly disgusting.
  2. They're putting glass in on the webcam side now.
  3. University City Projects/News

    Snapped a couple pics of the new student apartments at the corner of University City Blvd and Suther Rd. We have brick!
  4. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    "Light rail privileges are tied to your 49er ID Card, so that means you don’t have to have a ticket to board. Just show your card if asked by a fare inspector on the train" I was expecting to have to pay as an alumni! I'll just carry my old card with me.
  5. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    I think people like to romanticize car ownership. Sure, we all have fond memories of days in cars with friends. But if you think about it, aren't these moments actually few and far between? For every one great drive I have, there are 30 that are frustrating, tedious, or at best totally neutral. I believe once people really do have the option of never needing to drive, the majority of people will take that choice. I know I will. As for the rest of you holdouts, well, eventually you won't have much of a choice. All of the associated costs of car ownership will go way up. And soon public opinion will shift. People won't want you on the road because you will be seen as dangerous, an unnecessary risk. And that will be entirely true. How often do you see a horse and buggy on the freeway?
  6. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Guys...there will be no new light rail lines in Charlotte after the BLE. Human transportation is going to look very different by 2030. Ordering a self driving taxi will be faster and cheaper. Mass transit is going the way of the dinosaurs.
  7. Carolina Panthers

    What if the City of Charlotte purchased the team? I'm guessing the numbers wouldn't work, but it'd be nice to see the public have some stake in this instead of yet another oligarch.
  8. Amazon HQ2

    Why release a shortlist at all? To pressure the cities on it to offer up even more incentives?
  9. New nightlife spots in Charlotte

    Does anyone know if a new mid-size music venue might be on the horizon? I hope I've missed something. The loss of Chop Shop, Amos's, and Tremont in quick succession really sucked.
  10. Charlotte Off Topic

    Saw this on FB.
  11. Crescent Stonewall Station

    Err, not that I know of. I have seen several examples of garages being built recently with a future conversion in mind. I doubt our developers have that foresight though (which makes no sense to me). Inclined floors complicate things quite a bit I imagine... Necessity is the mother of invention though. Something will be done.
  12. Crescent Stonewall Station

    Everything is temporary. The garage will be converted to another use in 10 years, when we no longer need parking spaces.
  13. Stonewall - Northwood Ravin Project

    Is it me, or is this project moving very slowly? It looks the same as it did in August.
  14. UNC-Charlotte Construction

    Burson is almost done! I've noticed the same about the bricks. It's really bad next to Rowe. I've seen them reset the bricks more than once, but they don't stay even for long.
  15. Charlotte Off Topic

    I went to Greenville, SC for the first time to see the eclipse. It was great, but possibly even better was seeing how totally awesome Greenville's downtown is. I found it very walkable with many mixed use spaces, art galleries, restaurants, boutiques. Falls Park was especially cool. I left the town feeling quite envious...