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  1. NcSc74

    Eastern North Carolina Development

    Kind of wish the city would have channeled some of that growth to a more urban plan. Downtown is still that of a small town and the surrounding area is a sprawling mess.
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    Wilmington Port News

    Think I read where Beaufort Inlet can go down to 45 feet and Cape Fear as deep as 42. The inlet is at 38 now. Honestly the best spot was or has been near the mouth of the Cape Fear near Southport for undredged deep water. But the shifting shoals off shore are more of an issue. But anything is possible with enough money invested. Perplexed by the current location of Wilmington port. Why it was placed shore side and not mainland side. It would have made for better transport infrastructure options (unlimited space foe rail). Happy with the progress though.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    I like that shot. Reminds me of Canadian cities and their tight skylines. Need more buildings though which is a good thing.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Well played mate, well played....
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    I did read somewhere that the original Brinswicktowne site on the west bank, had deeper water and was better suited for ships coming up the Cape Fear. But, in classic NC fashion politics and in-fighting caused that site to lose ship traffic to the "new" settlement of Wilmington. I get your point, however I think if anything fixing infrastructure around Wilmington will do more for job growth in SE NC than needless roads in rural counties.
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    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    Read an article on MSN about the looming housing bubble and how hot housing markets are going to fare. The article mentioned SF, LA NYC and little ol Charlotte and how the region deals with rapid growth due to a hot job market. Sorry no link.
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    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    I get what you are saying but I prefer tight urban cores. Charlotte may not have endless mid rise but what she does have is a tight skyline with height.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Wow, loving the urban feel of that picture. How is it from street level?
  9. NcSc74

    Charlotte area population statistics

    Still unbelievable that there is no direct interstate link east from Charlotte proper. Looking at that red blob and it blows my mind that Charlotte CSA is 2 maybe 3 coubties away from Fayetteville and yet if you travel as the crow flies it is mostly 2 lane county roads. We were forced to go the southern way 401 to 74. Maybe one day when the Farmers relinquish control of the GA someone will fix the mess of roads.
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    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    I would expect a state capital to have adequqre amount of mid rise. Add to that urban college campus and you can have ample infill. What Charlotte has is height and increasing density; building and population. Also, the QC has the neo-classical and antebellum neighborhoods as well. They are just hidden by the immense canopy. I like the pic and don't want this to be a city vs city thing.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Reminds me of a party i went to in Canary Wharf in London. It was at some rooftop terrace loft. dont remember much, the adult beverages were flowing.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Agreed. They need to be more like this on prominent roads or along the rail line.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    I have been screaming this for years. Seems there is some lobbying going on or something. My question why haven't the folks in WLM not raised the biggest fuss over 74. I swear what folks say about NC is true. Backwards and constantly cutting off the nose to spite the mouth.
  14. Well it is rural. A throwback to the small agri-days and the tug of war from each city that deems itself more important than the next. That in turn has led to the legacy of fightin over dollars, and the reason VA and SC had a 100 year head start on building cities.