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Everything posted by EllAyyDub

  1. The former Bojangles on Morrison Blvd was by far the best. None of their other locations come close.
  2. The above post reminded me of a little Atlanta history in my family (I know this is a Charlotte forum but history is cool). Before and after of some level of great-grandfather's home in Downtown:
  3. I have nothing to add, just wanted to say 150 Riverside in Chicago is my third favorite building in the World - so I have high hopes here!
  4. Little love for the State Freshwater Trout (and only native trout/char species), the Southern Strain Appalachian Brook Trout.
  5. Went on the Dragon this past Saturday. Had never heard of it before. Thousands of motorcycles - made for a wild experience & drive into the Smokies.
  6. The one by my house was already reported on the Duke map when I checked upon seeing the article. I had already reported it through the City, so that may be why it was flagged. A crew was working on that pole last night (11:30 pm) so I believe it has been fixed! Hope to continue to see these go away - they are UGLY.
  7. General rule of thumb is the more restrictive covenant takes effect. Also LOL at MP requesting to vote no - so many corner duplexes being built in that neighborhood doing absolutely nothing to property values. That said, I'd be more in favor of a scaled approach where the closer a parcel is to transit, the 'denser' it can be (similar to the TOD method). Very fine with the UDO in general, however.
  8. They put one in front of my house recently and I have noticed them in other places as well around town. I'm assuming it is Duke with a more energy efficient/longer life bulb, but it is very odd how purple they are. Not a fan!
  9. Lots of clearing recently on LSC by Woodlawn/Brandywine (across from the Taco Bell). Hard to say, but I guess ~12 months until you can go from the Polk House/485 to Cordelia Park/NoDa on one path - about 14 miles!
  10. General thought on the LPAs (I already commented): they seem to be focusing on maximum TOD, as opposed to maximum ridership. Does TOD follow ridership or does it simply follow a fixed route? You could make an argument either way. What this does tell me, however, is CATS is looking to utilize TIF as a funding mechanism. I am fine with a TIF included in the capital stack, but generally believe that ridership should be the primary concern.
  11. Was given a free dozen doughnuts walking by this evening! One was a blueberry cruller so they exist! (Mini crullers are my favorite)
  12. Big time equipment and some sort of building materials on site here. Can’t be done fast enough!
  13. Screengrab so it's easier to view. I like it as an ideal to strive towards. Nice density (6-20 stories), looks walkable, not a ton of parking garages. Also interesting is the more specific Silver Line routing - going over I-77 & down Bryant St w/ some sharp turns.
  14. What is the difference between '7th & Tryon' and 'Inlivian'? At face value, option 3 seems best to me.
  15. They put a new 'bus' lane in on fourth to help improve morning on-time performance. Cars are only supposed to use it to turn right, but many still use it (some enforcement of lane but seems low). I guess bikes are supposed to ride in that lane as well. 3rd has always said “Right Lane for Parking and Bicycles Only” which never made sense to me. No parking is allowed in that lane from 4-6pm weekdays but you see cars driving in that lane all the time (absolutely zero enforcement, other than towing cars around 4).
  16. Cousins bought this for the parking income/control. Unfortunately there is no way they tear it down. Best case scenario they build on the part where the circular ramp is (which for reference is smaller than the IC/Carolina Theater site).
  17. Would be fun to see by AADT also.
  18. What a throwback! I think my first beer was bought by Chilly Willy.
  19. There are a few more over in Savona Mill area indoors including the storied #85. I don't recall the history of the two sitting in the parking lot nor the bus. The ones in the lot look similar in structure to #85. "Car No. 1 is not an original Charlotte streetcar. It was found in Greece, transported to the U.S., restored in New England and then sent to Charlotte for operation on the South End trolley line. While Car No. 85 was under restorations, Car No. 1 was the first car to ever run on the restored former Norfolk Southern tracks South End line."
  20. Its widening westward from 85 to the county line. And its the red bit from the map above. All can be found on this map here: https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=71b2d6023e4c4f10b64ff6c8da4d32fa&extent=-82.4681,34.5797,-78.4883,36.2384
  21. Edens/Crescent is completing the section from Tremont to Publix. The City owns the section b/w Camden and the MPV building (behind the Autobell). Then Asana owns the Off-Broadway parcel. I don't know the timing or plans for those last two sections.
  22. I enjoyed southbound, but rarely went due to Sabor, Superica, Taco Mama, and Bakersfield all competing in that space.
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