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  1. I would like to say that everyone has been talking about the Pandemic’s affect on how people will do things differently when it comes to office work at home (which honestly lowers productivity in certain circumstances IMO). There have been these epidemics in Asia and SARS-COV2 is not the first, yet East Asia continues to support their transportation infrastructure and office buildings are still part of the work environment. This pandemic is by all means nothing to brush off and has been the worst so far out all those outbreaks, but I think some are over estimating the effects the pandemic will have on our lives moving forward when it is safe enough to return to somewhat normal function (pre-covid). I would like to state that I do not know what the future is and how exactly every entity is reacting to covid, but just my thoughts. Mass Transit will continue to be an increasing necessity for many and for the efficiency and sustainability of our cities.
  2. The misaligned windows make its look weird and displeasing. Perhaps if the actual chunk of floors were offset from each other to form a cantilever design (similar to the UNC CHARLOTTE campus for reference) it would look more natural. Since the windows themselves wouldn’t be offset just the chunks of floors. As for the gray and white color scheme on the sides of the building could have been one color. White looks nicer than the gray IMO. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk The misaligned windows make its look weird and displeasing. Perhaps if the actual chunk of floors were offset from each other to form a cantilever design (similar to the UNC CHARLOTTE campus for reference) it would look more natural. Since the windows themselves wouldn’t be offset just the chunks of floors. As for the gray and white color scheme on the sides of the building could have been one color. White looks nicer than the gray IMO. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Property is owned by BP NODA LLC "a Notice of Intent to Redevelop a Brownfields Property (“Property”) in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The Brownfields Property comprises two parcels totaling 8.33 acres and located at 2710 Chick Godley Road." "2710 Chick Godley Road" is probably the road the development is going to be on though I'm not too sure. "The Brownfields Property is currently vacant, undeveloped land bisected by Little Sugar Creek which has created low lying flood plains between the two parcels. The flood plain associated with Little Sugar Creek is not included in the Brownfields Property" <-- this pretty much describes that location. What they're planning to do: "BP NODA, LLC has committed itself to redevelop the Brownfields Property for: high density multi-family residential, retail, office, and with prior written DEQ approval, other commercial uses on the Brownfields Property." Link to the Notice of Intent: https://files.nc.gov/ncdeq/Waste Management/DWM/BF/Website/PC Docs/BF-Matheson_Ave-SNI.pdf
  4. Considering there’s already a trail in mind for that area that would connect the silver line to the USNWC. The idea of that trail is in the CharlotteMoves study.
  5. Welp the race has been called in GA meaning the senate is under Biden administration and will allow him to carry out his promises with less resistance otherwise. I wonder what will become of the transportation referendum and the rest of Charlotte’s transportation system for that matter in the coming years.
  6. It’s not the best looking building but I think I could say it looks good enough to not be called awful. I mean it’s better than building a parking garage and abandoning it and the rest of the project.
  7. Not sure if this has been posted before since it’s just over a year old. It has to do with urban environment and the higher price tag for space. It’s explained there: https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2019/12/13/publix-confirms-deal-in-place-for-uptown-store.html
  8. Yeah I thought that would be brought up. People just don’t really like taking the bus. People have expressed their concern for the CTC, (a bus hub) in this thread and its correlation to violence. The Transit Center doesn’t help very much when it comes to connection IMO. I may be wrong, but I haven’t seen much bus activity or people riding the bus to go to the mall or other places in South Park. It may be just me though and I’m just not seeing the whole picture. Also to answer another response in one quote: [mention]urbanlover568 [/mention] Yeah I’m well aware of BLE connecting those areas. It’s a start in connecting Charlotte without a need to heavily rely on a car when your home is just nearby and a few minutes walk from a station. Remote working is actually controversial from what I have hear though. Some people love it and others hate it. Productivity usually goes down when working from home. People like the separation of work and personal life. Where work can be a stressful task versus home more likely for relaxation. It just depends on the person and their job I guess. Some companies may change to remote because benefits outweigh the cons but I think others will return to offices as well. Really? Actually now that I recall I think there’s a Buffalo Wild Wings at NASCAR Plaza. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. I heavily agree with you on that. There just isn’t any common “budget” retail or a much retail at all if we’re honest. There are no McDonald’s, Burger King, Cookout, fast food chains at least within the 277 ring. It’s hard to describe what uptown is missing because it does have restaurants and some retail. Perhaps it’s because they are higher end? I also think stores that are usually found at malls like south park that could be in uptown are absent so foot traffic is minimal. Since uptown is just an office park CBD with a little here and there definitely more interesting than other office parks I can see why uptown has sort of died during the pandemic. If no one works in those offices then there is not many reason to be there. The malls are a very suburban concept. South Park on the other hand is getting a lot of development and it is a sort of a shopping district with housing being built around it. It feels like Charlotte is very spread out and disconnected and those centers of activity are relatively far from each other in terms of pedestrian scale and limited transit. South Park doesn’t have a solid connection to uptown I’m terms of transit and I believe it’s a destination area. I was hesitant in posting it considering it makes little since to me, but maybe some of you might understand at least somewhat of what I’m trying to say.
  10. JeanClt

    Ballantyne

    IMO that street is very massive and traffic heavy as well at many points during the day. I don’t think removing the gates and placing them elsewhere to make room for corner buildings would do much to help the intersection. Pedestrians would have a hard time crossing to get to the other side. Besides looking not like a corporate park (which Ballantyne currently is) is not going to help it NOT be a corporate park. The roads are just too wide and the current lack of density would prevent much pedestrian activity on those corners. Either way having a building there or not wouldn’t change much. That’s why I think the reimagined part is very focused on the top half where roads can be constructed pedestrian friendly, narrower, and for lighter traffic. http://reimagined.projectballantyne.com/ballantyne-reimagined/ That is why this that bottom area is not really included in the plans.
  11. The “crown” is so transparent it is easy to see the bars that hold it up and the braces that hold up the sign. It would have been better if it wasn’t so see through, which contributes to its “cheap” look.
  12. That is interesting. The office building behind the new library would be most likely to be the new speculated Tech center.
  13. https://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=91463488 I think this is the coolest thing ever and I’m glad I found it again. It’s a timeline of the buildings built in Charlotte.
  14. Let’s just stick to waiting for the company/contractor to announce that a building is topped out.. lol. To avoid unnecessary conflict
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