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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    The state evaluated this idea a few years back when doing the feasibility study of the road. Took the insane price of the road (already $1 billion) and doubled it. I found this document last year when I was looking to see if the highway expansion would take out my house. https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/planning/FeasibilityStudiesDocuments/Feasibility-Study_0810A_Report_2015.pdf
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Trains haul through the Atherton / Publix area. Not so much here as the distance from the East / West stop and Bland isn't far. So maybe only $1 million? I'd rather have the Wilmore South End Park for that price. All I am saying is that one day that crossing would be nice to have. And it definitely will be needed when @ricky_davis_fan_21 buys the Miller Services building and turns it into the greatest food hall in the world. The people who stay at the Holiday Inn will appreciate it.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    That is a great document. Walking around the area over the weekend I feel like the bullet point below is a big miss. Even more so as the Camden Rd area becomes the center and soul of South End. Would be great for the connectivity of that area to South Blvd. Is there anything out there like this for the original light rail plan that shows items that were cut due to costs (like the pedestrian bridge over 277)?
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    2019 Predictions

    Don't forget the Lowes Foods grocery store on the ground level.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Original Plat of Wilmore from 1914. Wonder if they originally intended for there to be homes on that corner or businesses.
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    Design Center Expansion in South End

    End of 2019. They have started work on it in Abbott Park down by I-77. https://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/WilmoreDriveParkAveSewer-Replacement.aspx
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    Sorry to continue this slightly off topic sidebar (feel free to move it to the South End threat). Counter point, Camden was originally part of Wilmore. Few of the 1920-1930's single family homes in the Camden / Tryon / West wedge remain and the last few will be torn down with the Common Square project. Also, that project name is awful. I'd take it being renamed "Wilmore Square" instead.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    A few shots from my drive around Uptown this morning.
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    https://news.duke-energy.com/releases/duke-energy-to-consolidate-uptown-charlotte-office-space-with-new-building-reaffirming-its-commitment-to-uptown?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=DukeEnergy&utm_term=Economic+development-Investment-multimedia&utm_content=1968932511-20181207-20181207171100&utm_campaign=Evergreen More details in this press release.
  10. Definitely interesting that it is a blend (or more so "meet in the middle") of the two routes previously proposed.
  11. Hopefully not! I want that line to go down by the Gold District and stop at West Summit. However, I can see all the tracks along that route complicating things too much.
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    Or go to the Amelie’s uptown?
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Was this not part of the last Bond package that voters approved in 2016 (or maybe 2017)?
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Curious to hear more about this... dead how?
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    The RailYard SouthEnd

    Love the building but this window bothers me...