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  1. pathb

    Optimist Park / Belmont Projects

    Does CoHab have any projects in construction yet? I really like the approach they seem to be taking. They seem to have won over the elected representative in District 1 as well, making the argument that higher density, small but affordable units near transit make sense and are more in keeping with the character of the neighborhoods than the mcmansions that are being built in one to one teardowns across the near-in neighborhoods East and North of Uptown.
  2. In the same thread with discussions on pedestrianizing areas of Uptown, this Tweet has been getting some traction. Definitely an interesting concept. Could also see Tryon being narrowed to two lanes for transit only (maybe frequent, free service from end to end of Uptown like the Gold Rush used to provide along Trade?) and repurposing the remaining space for bike/ped.
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    Charlotte Center City Streetcar Network

    One more question... If the initial plan is to run one modern vehicle at a time (presumably with greater capacity than the current replica trolleys?), are the stops being built/adjusted for future ability to run a greater number of vehicles? I was traveling in Dublin recently and was impressed with the capacity and frequency of their streetcars - example streetview:,-6.2592013,3a,73.3y,278.5h,92.17t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svFvl75heA1zhAvdd_nc33Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
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    Charlotte Center City Streetcar Network

    I know that the Gold Line Ph 2 will replace the replica trolley vehicles with the modern Siemens lightrail-style vehicles. Does anyone know how many cars will be run at a time, or CATS' plans for frequency? 1 car vs 2 connected? Similar schedule to Gold Line Phase 1, or more frequent/later service? Thanks to those more knowledgeable than me...
  5. Can we call Option 1 the Google Home option going forward?
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    Charlotte Bike / Scooter Sharing

    LOL. Charlotte mayor pro tem @JulieEiselt votes for e-scooter rules, immediately breaks them. And the person who caught/photographed/tweeted this photo (while driving?!) was Council Member Bokhari
  7. Sometimes it takes something extremely excessive to make you realize a change is needed (e.g., eating a whole box of oreos leads tot he conclusion that it really would be a good time to start eating healthy and back in shape). Maybe this exorbitant parking garage is the equivalent and we'll never build another deck in Uptown?
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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    This is definitely true. I have friends in Elizabeth who are pretty fed up with the neighborhood association. Sounds like it's mostly older/wealthy/retired folks who are active on the ECA, and the young people who live in the neighborhood are too busy with families/work/other things to have time to push back against the entrenched anti-development attitudes in that neighborhood. It's also ironic to see their newsletter/hear complaints about automobile traffic when their demands typically result in more auto-oriented development...
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    Charlotte Bike / Scooter Sharing

    Gamechanger! That plus the electric bikes B-Cycle is preparing to roll out will make bikes+groceries that much easier...
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    Charlotte Bike / Scooter Sharing
  11. From their press release: I don't think they'll be marketing those parcels based on the value of those buildings...
  12. 1000 room convention-center hotel site...?
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Love the mix of old and new in Uptown Charlotte. HBD, QC!
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Skyline view from Midtown Park