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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    ^^ I actually counted 8 cranes (6 are tower)
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    This has been discussed here plenty of times, but I believe this is the first time I see it discussed outside a forum... re: new Lynx stop in SouthEnd
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Are we talking about the same CATS here? They do not seem to care much about reliability... take a look at their twitter feed, the number of tweets talking about delays (or for Gold LIne -- outages) is way too high!
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    FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    You know groundbreaking is close when you see articles like this (I give it 10 days):
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    And just found out that a new mid-rise apartment complex is starting site work across North Community House Rd -- at the traffic light. There's already an apartment complex on right behind EarthFare, but apparently that is not enough.
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    FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    Looks like NCDOT Street and Driveway Access permit was approved today!
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    Scaleybark Station Area Projects

    I have... what does that have to do with the attitude displayed on this board?
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    Scaleybark Station Area Projects

    That is kinda what my "commie" comment trying to point out. Unlike yourself, some other UPers strongly believe they should not be allowed to build them.
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    Scaleybark Station Area Projects

    Didn't reply to this part... I invite you to take a look at the warehouse district around Carowinds (down south) or Statesville Rd (up north)... these companies made sure that there is a bus route. CATS has work to do to incorporate the full weight of BL in-to their network but it is already underway. When I was doing a big project off IBM Dr one of the prospects was specifically asking what the bus schedule is and whom at CATS they can work with to facilitate their needs. Every major industrial park has a bus route serving it.
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    Scaleybark Station Area Projects

    Oh please, the holier-than-thou attitude "I walk uphill both ways" is prevalent here. My post was pointing out the blind car hatred... not anti-walkability in any way! (and in the context of the town-homes, you build what the market supports, that is how capitalism works) And my commie reference was in regard to soviet rules (if you study govt master planned cities and towns) on where residential and what type were allowed or not allowed. And the utopian disregard for how market economies work. Somehow I believe if any of you took my challenge we would end up with a soviet style city with such draconian rules that the city would become utterly unsustainable and in the end lifeless. The beauty of Charlotte (and other cities in the US) is that the choice and freedom of choice is there. The goal of Charlotte should be to keep building on that model to allow for choice in every major corridor of the city!
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    Scaleybark Station Area Projects

    You are missing the "utopian commie" gene... (don't worry that's a good thing) With comments like the one below, it is better to keep scrolling to the next thread. Since I am here and going to get flak for this anyway... a friendly challenge for my car-bashing UPers on here, I've mentioned this somewhere else on this forum, without cars our economy would not be even close to where it is (historically speaking and today). Please provide a business case where our "car culture" can be replaced with public transit without killing the economy. CATS existing infrastructure is your starting point... please remember to consider the funding for your plan, this is not a commie paradise after all!
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    I second the bit about visiting Levine Museum of the New South ( ) It was there that I first learned the following about First Union, now Wells Fargo (emphasis mine): the quote above is from
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    Charlotte Center City Streetcar Network

    A little update on the new Siemens streetcar trains.. from twitter...
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    KrispyKreme/JAB Holdings/JAB Beech in Charlotte

    More Krispy Kreme execs settling in Charlotte... paywalled article:
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    FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    Spoke with a contractor for this project... they have an executed contract in hand, ~Q4 to break ground, did not go into details why. Also, from what he said, all the contractors for the job were lined up and under contract. Hopeful that we will see this thing break ground in Q4!