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  1. Crescent Stonewall Station

    Here is another viewpoint:
  2. [emoji91][emoji91]hot take[emoji91][emoji91]hot take[emoji91][emoji91] LOL Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. It is different. I like it, but I think the color palette and materials will make or break the project.
  4. Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    Does this article really have 16K views already?! Nicely done. I truly hope that this lights a fire under someone and 2018 is a year of progress. Does anyone know if they are going to remodel the Eagle building in anyway for The Spoke Easy? The Eagle building looks like it is going to fall down... Glad for The Spoke Easy, of course, but that building needs to be replaced. Nicely done on the article. Hope it hits home.
  5. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Anybody know about this? Did I miss discussion about it?
  6. I mean... I get what you are saying... but the construction fencing for this project literally says "Panthers" and "Keep Pounding". The thread has definitely been off topic a few times, but to some extent the project and the panthers are connected. The stadium being across Mint Street will affect the retail feel of Legacy Union, and the development along Mint Street could feasibly impact the stadium's long term viability if done correctly. I do understand it is not a panthers reaction thread though.
  7. I love sports as much as the next guy(probably more) but our stadium is great. Besides, I said hopefully this will make additional upgrade preferential to complete replacement. At any rate, if some billionaire decides we need a brand new building, if you are willing to pay my portion of the $1.5B+ subsidy to that billionaire, I will take you up on that offer. [emoji57] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. The bigger question to me is I wonder how legacy union will affect the stadium’s long term viability. I am hoping the location of the stadium next to brand new development will prevent a new owner from pushing for a new stadium in 10 years. We don’t need to spend $1B+ of tax payer money on a new stadium. Maybe this will make it more viable/attractive to just upgrade the current stadium in the future. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. The River District

    I am not sure this makes sense. Regarding South Park, the mall area is surrounded by single family homes, which actually help the retail in the mall area thrive. Density in the form of apartments, etc. came well after the single family homes. Regarding Ballantyne, the initial master plan for Ballantyne had very little retail or apartments. It was largely office park, so I don't buy the River District being lesser than Ballantyne. They will be different. Also, you mentioned we don't need more urban sprawl. The river district is the opposite of urban sprawl in that it is a master planned development within 6 miles of Uptown. In my mind, urban sprawl occurs when when growth spreads away from center city without a master plan. I say that to say, give them a chance. If executed well, I think it will have a nice feel. I was disappointed by this too. I was hoping for some waterfront restaurants/entertainment.
  10. Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    For reference on the new proposed Midtown/Elizabeth tower: the first picture is what sits on the 3rd Street, the second is what sits on the 4th street side currently, and the third is a bunch of empty lots across 4th street from the proposed tower. To echo what RDF already said, for a developer to tear down a seemingly nice block when there are gravel lots upon gravel lots across the street really highlights Grubbs missed opportunities. On a different note, if this Papa Johns goes away I will have to find a new one for taking advantage of "Hornets95". Regarding the tower itself, I love the look, and can't wait to see it finished. Very exciting.!
  11. Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    It is quite possible I don't know what I am talking about, but I thought it was odd the article said the 20th floor would have a "private boardroom". The tenants, I assume, can have the floors built out however they want, so the fact that it called out a private boardroom made me think there was already a tenant. But what do I know....
  12. Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    All of the empty lots and abandoned buildings along Elizabeth Ave. are embarrassing. I do a morning run through here several days a week, and I can't tell you how many times I have done run-dreaming about winning the lottery and buying some of the land off of Grubb. The entire road is sloped in a way that every building added along Elizabeth Ave. could have view of Uptown.
  13. Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    "The site is steps away from the Lynx Gold Line streetcar system, the second phase of which is under construction now." Is this a true statement? If it is on the corner of Baldwin and 3rd, then you still have to cross heavily trafficked 4th/Randolph and walk around the corner to get to Elizabeth and the street car. I guess it is within steps of the Gold Line, but 4th doesn't seem like it would be fun to cross on foot twice a day.
  14. Future Skyline Rendering

    One element that I think could really enhance the new Duke Tower would be including a slender glass pyramid inside the four corner points, with the pyramid being just slightly taller than the 4 corners. I think that would help the top looking a bit fuller, while still maintaining a very unique crown. If not a pyramid specifically, some glass structure to help fill out the middle. @ricky_davis_fan_21, can you float this idea from a humble UPer by someone?
  15. Amazon HQ2

    Very true, but IMO the intersection of 485 and Tryon is a nightmare. Tryon has like 4 traffic lights within half a mile of the on/off ramps. One afternoon I had to drive like 1.5 half across 485 on Tryon to get some contact solution and it took me like 40 minutes round trip. I say that to say if they are looking for a more dense build out I hope they are going to work with relevant governmental entities on some infrastructure improvements.