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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article215641795.html Anyone have additional info or opinions on this? Will construction stop until the litigation is resolved? Given the history of the Faison project around the corner, the Neighborhood Association's request of reducing density on the site's frontage seems like it could lead to a financially unsustainable development.
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    Brooklyn Village Redevelopment in 2nd Ward

    Totally agree - and if/when the UDO gets adopted, the minimum-required parking for First Ward would be zero for most land uses, with some maximum parking rates implemented. The entirety of Levine's First Ward holdings fit within a half mile radius of 7th and 9th St stations, qualifying it for TOD-A. Draft of TOD-A available here.
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    Center City Development Maps

    Little Sugar Creek Greenway - Tyvola to Huntingtowne Farm Park has been completed and facility is open. XCLT - Huntingtown Farms to 485 is under construction.
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    Charlotte Greenway Trails

    Had the opportunity to check out this new segment last week. It makes a big connection (and the on-street route between Brandywine to Tyvola isn't too terrible). Now I can more easily ride from Uptown to Park Rd Park, etc., and soon will be able to ride all the way to I-485/Pineville area on a low-stress network. Very exciting. One of my favorite features of this new segment is its proximity to great mountain biking trails. There are several access points/trailheads that connect to the Backyard Trails and mountain biking paths behind Marion Diehl Park. I've read about cities like Bentonville, AR leveraging the excellent nearby recreational trails and connecting them to downtown via greenways. This has resulted in a huge tourism boost with tons of dollars being spent in their downtowns. Charlotte is getting their first taste of this with the Backyard Trails on XCLT Tyvola-Huntingtown Farms. I hope there will be more to come!
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

  6. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article213534314.html Charlotte Bikes on the front page of the Observer this morning. I think it's excellent to see the Bicycling program getting this much publicity, and (finally) having funding restored after so many years without funding.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    First Ward Park splashpad was hopping this afternoon before the rain
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    Faison Development, 7th & Caswell

    Elizabeth Community Association at it again....update to the email referenced by @Bat'leth earlier on this page:
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    Charlotte Greenway Trails

    What are the endpoints of the segment in your photos? Randolph Rd to the North, and does it go all the way to Providence Rd to the South? Does anyone know if grade separation is ultimately planned at 7th Street/Briar Creek to connect to the Chantilly Park segment of Briar Creek Greenway?
  10. It's Grand Bohappening
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    Optimist Park / Belmont Projects

    I thought I remembered seeing reverse angle parking on 10th Street in a Site Plan for this development. Anyone know if that is still happening? Does not look like the curb line shown in these photos is in the right place for that. I'm also curious to see how engaged/active the rear side of this development will be with the future Cross Charlotte Trail. There's huge opportunity for ground level trail oriented development here - the trail will be bordered on one side by great views of the skyline over 277, and by this development on the other side.
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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    Plagiarism with permission seems to me like it would be ok, but it sounds like you have a strict editor if he/she won't let you mention the infestation of piranhas that will surely accompany this project in the headline.
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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    Elizabeth NIMBYism reaching new heights in this Charlotte Observer Viewpoint by Kris Solow (another vocal ECA member): With newcomers pouring into Charlotte like piranhas, we're headed for disaster That's right, folks - piranhas.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Someone should create an animation/gif of this same view for each year the stadium has been open. The skyline has changed a really impressive amount in the past few years!
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    http://wfae.org/post/red-light-cameras-still-under-discussion-despite-hesitations#stream/0 Bringing back the red light camera topic, though it didn't generate a lot of feedback last time I posted about it. Marcus Jones has advised City Council against installing red light cameras, arguing that there are more effective safety measures available through the City's (funded? unfunded?) Vision Zero program. I'm curious to hear the opinions of members of this group - red light cameras are politically unpopular but seem to be very effective at reducing the types of crashes that are most likely to produce fatality. In general, automatic enforcement (red light running and speed cameras) seems to me a necessary part of any credible Vision Zero program, alongside a heavy dose of engineering improvements that make geometric changes to streets to reduce the possibility of speeding automobiles in urban environments. Jones has been tasked with researching alternative safety measures and presenting those to Council in the coming weeks.