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  1. The Barings building is beautiful, but such a missed opportunity that needed to be a third taller. They spent all this money on the ornate sail, fancy lights, and clearly think of it as a big time property, but it barely peaks out so as to even be visible.
  2. Like many in the area, I am a young professional from the Northeast. The only way I’m living in Fort Mill is if I’m jumping the border to get more house for my money one day. 73k people in a city of 40+ square miles is a density and character more analogous to average size towns in NE suburbia.
  3. I’m not a real estate expert, just a young professional asking questions. As I said, I see the vision, I just doubt it comes together as you laid out. SC isn’t going to allow a casino. We are having a hard enough time getting quality restaurants and night life in Charlotte- BofA stadium is adjacent itself to a strip of abandoned storefronts that would be perfect for bars and nightlife- yet off some highway exit in SC is going to become a dining and nightlife attraction? If some company wants to locate to a suburban campus in SC, sure they may move to the area, but that is nothing new.
  4. Light rail having an issue this morning. Both North and Southbound trains I saw crawling at the pace of someone walking. Long lines of cars at intersections. At least three CATs trucks in the parking lot across from All American at the Bland St. stop checking on something
  5. I appreciate the ambition, especially because it excites me for what may be in store for Charlotte, but I question whether it will all come together. The panthers are great and all, but who is buying a home or renting an apartment or staying in a hotel somewhere just because the panthers practice there?
  6. Where is that? I’ve never noticed it.
  7. I know I am continuing the tangent, but while I appreciate the desire of a meaningful location to go and honor a person’s memory, if graves were never moved ever, do you realize how impractical that would be? I remember being surprised during my funeral and cemetery law class at Wake (yes, that is a thing) at how unique the American outlook on death is. Pump the body full of chemicals, place it in the Cadillac of coffins, and put it in the ground on a plot we expect to remain untouched for perpetuity. If everyone did that it’d be only a matter of time before the amount of space occupied by the dead starts to seriously hamper the living.
  8. If I am visualizing correctly where that apartment complex is going on Old Pineville right by the split, it should fill up fast and be a good connector for that corridor. That location on South Blvd. for a brewery I always thought was complicated. South Blvd. kind of sucks for retail, dining, drinking atmosphere. It has a ton of traffic and going fast, and it’s not enjoyable to walk down it. If there isn’t accessibility to the rail trail what’s the point? A decent number of empty retail spaces including old Carrarabas and Stache house space and the retail spaces in some of the apartment complexes that have been sitting for a bit now.
  9. I thought I saw someone already reference the lot by Barcelona and Superica.
  10. With a tease like that my mind is going to run wild.
  11. Also, will it extend the entire length of the parking structure? If so, that is a thicc building.
  12. On its own, I think it is a good project for Uptown. Sure, there are taller, more impressive residential buildings Uptown, but there are also much, much worse residential buildings. This would raise the collective quality and add a good number of bodies Uptown. The tragedy is that a historic building had to be lost for it, and that it can’t overcome. If it was an Ascent height level stunner, I’d be able to forgive it.
  13. So what is the plan for connecting 25th street station to, well, anything? I got off there with friends visiting Charlotte to go to Amelies and Free Range, and walking up to the intersection and back to Amelies was ridiculous and half of the sidewalks were closed. You literally get off the train and there is just a wall of barbed wire enclosed industrial properties. Is the City counting on some developer to out of the kindness of their heart incorporate a pedestrian walkway into a future development? Why is the stop even there? It seems bizarre that they go from 7th to a completely unnecessary 9th street station that is a stone’s throw away, then a 25th street station serving ... what? Who?
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