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Phillydog

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  1. We don't have any leadership in DC to fight for NC. NC is the redheaded stepchild of the South. How Brunswick County is NOT part of Wilmington's MSA as it always had been is only political. When corporations look at locations, the size of the MSA is a big factor. Fight back, NC
  2. ...and, the 85 Carolina corridor is home to 11 of the 16 million. Meanwhile, the rest of country has no idea.
  3. This makes so much sense. Been waiting for Icelandair to add RDU. With our student population, well-educated, highly-disposable incomes...makes great sense! AWESOME!!!
  4. The potential expansion of air service to CLT, even if speculation, is worthy of discussion in this thread. CLT could support additional international carriers. If that conversation doesnt belong here, I apologize.
  5. https://simpleflying.com/play-24-hour-connection-loop/amp/ CLT or RDU? I can see RDU... Thoughts?
  6. My vote is waaaayyyy better. In fact, all of NC's major cities.
  7. ...and assuming you are making a connection, I'd rather go through CLT than ATL.
  8. "Bitter, table for one." Commence rant. Because maximizing the use of under-utilized land in a city where more people could have more access to more jobs and services....is a bad thing. They would rather nothing change. Or, haven't figured out that there's a finite amount of development. It's either here or a cornfield in the middle of nowhere completely inaccessible to anyone without a car; oops, I guess climate changes isn't really that big an issue. It's more important to save the slums (not suggesting this location is in the slums) because someone's feelings will be hurt or, worst of all...someone might make a profit (gasp!).
  9. Not technically official.... https://www.wraltechwire.com/2021/12/06/tmajor-battery-plant-in-triad-couldmean-nearly-4000-jobs-3b-investment/
  10. And....it's more fiscally conservative to develop where we've already invested in infrastructure.
  11. The sleeping giant --- Greensboro -- is about to awaken. The idea of three booming large metros along a single corridor separated by less than 170 miles in one state is something to behold. That's a major metro every 56 miles. You'd have to go back to the industrial era to find something similar I think.
  12. Absolutely part of the story -- but the media likes to think of itself picking "winners" and "losers" and unfortunately for us, we are rarely portrayed as a "winner" -- most of the national stories about NC are about inequality and hurricanes. Is Austin, Texas or Nashville, Tennessee really more dynamic than the Triangle or, Charlotte (from an economic standpoint)? Being a broken record here, NC does a bad job at self-promotion. The film and TV industry help to change this but, alas the pro-business, stay-out-of-your-personal-life GOP, felt it was fine to drop kick that industry to the curb where it was happily gobbled up by Georgia... Of course, it's not in the nature of native North Carolinians to be boisterous bloviators but maybe we need to be just a little bit more... GSO news reporting 12,000 jobs created as a result of a Toyota plant. The site in Randolph County is convenient to the Triad -- and western Triangle. I've been concerned for a few decades about the reliance of the state on I-85 while watching the artery become more and more congested... The corridor between Johnston and Granville and Iredell and Gaston counties is going to need some help very soon (should already be happening). I think a bigger push for high-speed rail, given the density and number of city centers along the corridor, is the way to go. Prefer to see growth in the corridor (as opposed to spreading out) but we need to step up our intrastate transportation projects.
  13. Figured there was drama....or labor shortages. Open the borders!
  14. Not to be partisan, but the NC GOP gave Georgia our film and TV industry it didn't naturally gravitate there. And, while Georgia is diverse, there is simply no comparison. If there were, I wouldn't see the mountains or Outer Banks of NC flooded with Georgia license plates. Personally, there's nothing about Georgia's landscape that I would go out of my way to see. The same is absolutely not true of North Carolina which is world renowned for its landscapes.
  15. Th indeed great news . The importance of our TV and film industry to the states prestige and economy cannot be understated . Unfortunately for us we handed the bulk of it away fortunately for us North Carolina is just a better location with a greater diversity of filming locations than any of our competitors on the East Coast
  16. Seriously! The Empire State Building only took 13 months for God's sake!
  17. ...but, the national media won't run any stories on our incredible years attracting new HQ and businesses...if we were Texas or Tennessee or even GA, they'd be all over it. Whine...
  18. I could not have said it better. "Climate arson" --
  19. Exactly -- on the one side, the very same people whining about greenhouse gas, forests and farms being lost to sprawl, lack of access to economic, education, and other opportunities, etc., are fighting density and redevelopment; on the other, people who say they are fiscally conservative, for individual choice, "people not working", etc., fight maximizing existing infrastructure, mixed use and transit, and support a definite lack of choice in housing. In any case, IMHO, the kinds of things happening in Charlotte (and Raleigh, Asheville, WS, GSO, and Durham, etc.) is what should be happening to address the concerns of BOTH sides of the political spectrum. The new medical school and innovation district will bring huge opportunities to people -- accessible by transit, walking, and car to a maximum number of people. We need more of the development pie to happen in existing areas of development: vacant, underutilized lots, should be reused and maximized. As far as neighborhoods are concerned, cities change -- it's part of human evolution. It's not ok for an urban neighborhood to change; is growth static? Not here. Because it's not, growth is going to occur somewhere. The question (to me) is where is it most efficient and where can you get the most value from it. If a neighborhood inside a city doesn't want change, are they going to fight to protect the rural landscape enjoyed by residents there? When change and growth slow, will be able to look at this period of time and be proud of what was accomplished? Are our towns and cities, and rural landscapes better or worse, just mediocre? Are we squandering the opportunity now while growth is happening, to build the places that will weather time? These are my questions.
  20. True, but it's an art-form in the Triangle. Back on topic, this may be the classiest high-rise residential building to date I've seen in Charlotte?
  21. Disappoint me? Big ego you got there. I was thinking of South End which is not technically part of the CBD.
  22. Exciting, awesome projects Charlotte! Over in the Triangle, residents would be killing these projects whining about gentrification and change.
  23. Looks more like Charlotte than Atlanta, GA.
  24. The goal is to build a city where people walk to grocery stores. Like real cities. Most of what is under construction in Durham's downtown is residential. Work places are just gravy. One day, there will be fixed guideway transit between downtown Durham and RTP and RDU, that will also contribute to the success of a much more dense downtown Durham. Durham's "only" problems are crime ,race and mismanagement by a hardly functional municipal government. These things are going to kill the goose that's laying the golden eggs...
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