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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    True - The Aesthetics on the Monroe (Bypass) Expressway are really nice looking. Here's a close up:
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    That'd be pretty cool if something like that could start up in the coming couple years. I'd ride.
  3. Seems like that 2nd Hotel (forgot the name but it's the Modular Construction one) is taken its own sweet time. Reinforced Concrete Floor & Stairwell Risers have been up for sometime now with no sign of the Modular part...
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    Charlotte Center City Streetcar Network

    I think what'll be key to helping development grow along the Streetcar Line will be if certain parcels/properties receive (or able to be rezoned) to the new TOD Designations.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Yes - Monroe Bypass will be fully tolled from day 1. I-540 was free for a few weeks because it opened partially.
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    Well spoken! I totally agree on both accounts - The CLT punching above its weight and the hustle and bustle. Only been in charlotte a few years and I was stunned by the dense urban environment. Truly nothing else in NC like it.
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    I can't wait for the day that all 10 of the 10 Tallest Buildings in North Carolina are in Charlotte. CLT dominates this category now with 8 out of 10. The other two are in Raleigh & Winston-Salem respectively. Once the Legacy Union BOAT is completed then 9 of the 10 Tallest in NC will be in Charlotte, leaving only Raleigh with 1 building cracking the 10 Tallest. Guess I'm bored as well!
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    Charlotte MLB Team Speculation

    I personally would love to see MLB in Charlotte but think that chance is very minimal & distant at best. I'm betting on MLS in Charlotte before any MLB especially now that Tepper is interested and willing to have BOA Stadium as host facility. This is much more doable than MLB in CLT.
  9. Wow - That's a great article about the planned Homewood Suites. I thought it'd be 10 Stories but seems like they're developing a 13 Story Hotel according to the article. Only thing I seriously doubt is the 'Mid-2020' Opening which would be a June-Sep 2020 timeframe. They could be trying to rush its opening prior to the Aug 2020 - RNC so they can benefit from the National Convention but they would really need to break ground immediately after Lennar breaks ground in order to meet that aggressive schedule. I mean like if Lennar breaks ground on the High Rise/Midrise/Parking Deck in the December - January timeframe, the Hotel Management Company would need to be right behind them by not later than early April/May 2019. Any later start for the Hotel than that and I'm sure Construction delays and other unforeseen issues would cause them to miss the Convention. They'd probably open a few months after the Convention was over placing them squarely in a late 3rd Quarter or early 4th Quarter 2020 Opening.
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    FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    I'd hope so but Ground breakings always seem to take longer than expected this cycle. I believe it's due to construction costs, due diligence and robust economy as High rise's are being built everywhere across the US and skilled labor shortages abound!
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    FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    My speculation is that this site will be under construction between April & July 2019
  12. A project this large if it truly breaks ground in December would probably have staggered opening similar to Stonewall Station where the Midrise Apartments open first then the Highrise Apartments. Below is my estimated timeline for Market 42: if construction actually starts Dec 2018 then: Midrise Apartments Open around Oct - Dec 2019 Highrise Apartments Top out around Dec 2019 to March 2020 and Opens July-Aug 2020 Hotel Construction Starts Sep 2019 and Open around Dec 2020 - Mar 2021 My official guesstimates!
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    The Company (Cintra) needs to begin collecting some toll revenue in order to begin making payments on the Bonds. The tolls will be discounted some since the entire project isn't opened on time as promised but there will be some relief (at least in North Meck) to the Hellish daily commute thousands have currently. It'll just cost a pretty penny.
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    Who is going to buy all the Condos, (Part II)

    I'll be officially 'amazed' if those approximate 1750 Units under construction throughout Optimist Park rent out pretty quickly over the next 14/16 months as they come online. Only guessing that they should be more affordable than units in Southend currently are.
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    Belk Place: Carolina Theater and Hotel Intercontinental

    I too have some construction background and am curious if MicroPiles will be used as Deep Foundation for this Structure in Lieu of Steel Bearing Piles. If so, they take a good deal of time to install, cure and be load tested. I would suspect at this rate we may not have any vertical construction until Summer 2019 with top out possibly Early Spring 2020.