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  1. But there just isn't much left for James Island to annex, especially considering the whole concept of the city incorporation was due to all the remaining residents who didn't want to be in Charleston. I do notice a few scattered areas towards Folly Beach but other than that James Island is surrounded by Charleston.
  2. I wouldn't be surprised if there will be several more new FBS teams in the next 10 years that were previous commuter colleges without football that transitioned into major urban universities. UT San Antonio is one relatively new FCS team that will play FBS next year, as I noted years ago the college I went to Georgia State is now playing FCS & could be planning on a jump to FBS in the next several years. One thing that does seem to be common is that for these large universities, it doesn't matter at all if they are necessarily successful in FCS to jump to FBS, but they have deep financial pockets & can fill a 15-20k stadium.
  3. ^ Out of those projects, only the I-20 improvement in Aiken County truly sounds necessary. As long as the Dave Lyle extension idea has been proposed (I remember it from the 80's) it would only succeed in spreading sprawl westward to Lancaster County.
  4. Very interesting - besides the fact that I grew up a half mile south of the Miller Pond neighborhood & used to play there back when it was a cow pasture. I had no idea Old York Rd. was being developed, I'm honestly shocked that it is as developed as the article states it is. Regarding the article, I wouldn't be surprised they try to evade city water & use well water, since my neighborhood directly south had its own well. But it is absurd that anyone would consider it 'blackmail', when the developer signed an agreement that the city has the option to annex the subdivision. Not to mention most unincorporated RH residents routinely use city services, such as driving to city parks as there are none in the outlying subdivisions. Perhaps the state should at the very least provide cities with limited control over an extra-territorial jurisdiction which other southern states provide cities limited control. Then at least it would be fair warning to residents that they may very well be annexed in the future.
  5. Rock Hill like most cities have long embracced shopping centers, but I admit I'm surprised about a Dollar General & a Food Lion going in there. At least since the 80's Rock Hill had been planning for the Celanese exit at 77 to be a vastly improved entrance into the city than it had been. Sadly, I think we were a lot better off when we had a putt putt golf & 2 roll-a-rinks open instead. Still, there is so much road traffic there that I would have thought more retail interest would exist. Or maybe it's just the current state of the economy in SC?
  6. 2007 estimates: Denver Aurora MSA is 2.4 million, Charlotte Gastonia Concord MSA is 1.6 million. Denver Aurora Boulder CSA is 2.9 million, Charlotte Gastonia Salisbury CSA is 2.2 million. Regarding municipal population, yes Charlotte is larger. Denver is a city - county government (no excuse - just saying).
  7. Happened again - the ticker on this morning's tv news in Denver reported that the Broncos would be playing in "South Carolina" today.
  8. What a huge difference between the planned spartan Tokyo Hotel & the planned Mandarin!
  9. For comparison Georgia State University, a comparable college to UNCC in Atlanta that has historically been a commuter college but in the past 10 years has been migrating to a traditional college, announced a new football program this year. They hired Bill Curry to start the program & will begin play in 2010 in the Colonial Conference, an FCS conference, that includes northeastern colleges & several Virginia colleges more known for basketball - like Villanova. It would be cool if Charlotte & GSU played each other, as well as other urban colleges like Richmond. Perhaps even the Colonial Conference would be interested in Charlotte, it's a conference that attracts large colleges that are just developing football programs who are in traditional basketball conferences.
  10. I agree - I think in terms of perception, nationwide is completely different from regional perception. A lot of people mention NASCAR, but having grown up in SC & lived in Atlanta, I do agree it's big, but not that prominent of a perception. Considering NASCAR races are common in most southern states & especially in SC the Darlington race had more significance than the race in Charlotte - it's a wash. Nationwide though, with all the NASCAR based movies (Burt Reynolds, Tom Cruise & Will Ferrell) taking place in Charlotte & arguably the most important NASCAR race is near Charlotte besides of course the head quarters & museum - then nationwide I could see that. Also of course, as Spartan suggested, in SC - Charlotte is the big city. Though certainly areas bordering Georgia it would be different, Charlotte is the primary big city nearest SC. Otherwise, Charlotte is known nationwide not as a big city but certainly a growing city & a new symbol of the sunbelt. Regionally, it is highly subjective, nonetheless Charlotte clearly is well known in the southeast as much as Atlanta, Nashville, or Dallas. So that perception would be completely different than the nationwide perception - except for banking. Nationwide Charlotte is known as a banking center & of course many of the southeastern banks, especially in SC are based in Charlotte. I think the biggest indicator of Charlotte's perception is from business travelers. Most medium to large businesses nationwide will have sent at least one person to Charlotte to conduct business a year. That really is significant & possibly a factor in Charlotte's growth & positive image. As I stated before, business people travel there for business & usually have a good time there - they compliment the downtown, good weather & affordability. They tell their coworkers who tell their families & so forth. Being a business friendly city has definitely helped Charlotte & developed a strong perception for people.
  11. ^ It likely is sewer or storm drain trunk line construction by Clean Water Atlanta. From what I understand, the lakes that will be in the park will be built for storm drain purposes. That is a major flood area where Clear Creek used to flow.
  12. I understand this might be a weak comparison - but you know what upstate city that is doing a great job of giving their downtown a facelift is? Anderson. I was really impressed with the work they are doing there a month ago. It helps give downtown Anderson an intimate feeling (only if more buildings were renovated).
  13. I'm not sure I'm even promoting 'better design' but more of an anti-design stance in regards to architecture. Or how about I'm a architectual deconstructionist? Nonetheless, the remnants of post-modernism has to be absolutely destroyed! Rather than paying a pretentious architect firm that designs using a cookie cutter based on over-used patterns, just build a big block & brick it & add big windows. That's all.
  14. Huh - not sure I would ever want to go to a restaurant named after a slaughterhouse. Even if it's french
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