Popsickle

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  1. Popsickle

    Panthers New Team HQ and Facility

    As a fan, the office location doesn't matter to me at all. I couldn't care less to which state the team or players pays thier taxes to. Also, as a fan of the want the stadium in uptown because it is great up the community and is a centralized location and I love going to games in that location. As an individual and NC taxpayer I'd like the team/players taxes to go to NC, because it's easy money for the state to help improve itself. Also, as an individual I don't like, no I hate, no I loathe the fact that states can "buy" corporate relocations with incentives. I personally believe this should not be allowed and states should attract businesses on their native tax and corporate laws and not incentives.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    I agree that certain stores would work uptown, just need somebody to take the leap. Once a store is successful others will follow.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    I have seen your calls for a public input or demands for buildings built by companies. I cannot disagree with this idea more. Do you know what a camel is? It's a horse designed by committee. 1. My biggest issue is, why, why, why... why should one person dictate how another spends their money or time. I completely understand that one can have an ideal of how they wish their community to look, but that doesn't mean one person or group should dictate what others should or can do. 2. The public would never agree on how a building should look, it's subjective. Even on this board where people who spend their free time researching and documenting the developments in town (because they enjoy these activities) cannot agree on this building. 3. Issues with above ground parking, the opportunity cost is just not there to build underground parking at certain locations, this will change over time. Will it be for the next highrise? probably not, but in another 10yrs..maybe so. And as land becomes more valuable or flying cars happen garages like the big beotch on this project can be torn down and rebuilt like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. 4. Uptown retail (non restaurant and bar) again this is just a matter of simple economics. As of right now, individuals or companies with the capital do not see it as advantageous to open in uptown. This again will only change with time as additional people move into the area and shopping habits change. In sum, not everyone has to like this building, you can call it trash or you can love it, and you're allowed to. There is nothing wrong with that. My issue is that you wish to stop people from expressing their opinions (the building itself is an expression) because you do not like it, and to me that is not acceptable.
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    Panthers New Team HQ and Facility

    NFL min is $7200 per week they are on PS.
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    2019 Predictions

    My predictions are all Tepper related, based on his press conferences since taking ownership. 1. MLS and Charlotte are back on track (although personally I would prefer MLB) to have a team play here in the near future. 2. Tepper has spoken a lot about sports betting since the ruling came out. I can see him if NC law allows in the future pushing for a casino in the Charlotte area.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    You know folks in the south can't drive in the snow...
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    Sports in Charlotte

    This times 1000.
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    Carowinds

    530 is the wait time in minutes to get on the ride without Fast Pass
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    I read an observer article a couple of weekends that interviewed Lewis about the station and to paraphrase he said the contractor will have architectural freedom in designing the station.
  10. Since you cannot be bothered to actually look at the data.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    You are correct, here is the link to the history of the port and how it was moved to Wilmington. http://www.nchistoricsites.org/brunswic/brunswic.htm P.S. It's funny I got think link from you over a year ago!
  12. Are you sure? https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/president https://www.politico.com/mapdata-2016/2016-election/results/map/president/
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    Love me some speculation on speculation!!!
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    All I hope is that this tower gets built at the speculated height. So, "Bank Town" will have a new tallest by a utility provider and spur BoA to one up them.
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    To piggyback KJs post, 1,000,000sq/ft at 25k sq/ft floorplates is 40 stories. So, it's not difficult to see that many additional stories would be needed to accommodate the out of town jobs that will transfer and growth. If it's wishful thinking on my part (which there is) or logic, I can see this being a very tall building.