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  1. 47 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

    I am much more concerned about the contractors and businesses not be paying what they are owed.  Do you think Steelfab would want to work with the Panthers again or the many other contractors?  What a huge waste of materials as well?  was this too ambitious and a vanity project for Tepper?  and do we know for a FACT that Rock Hill did not do what they said or did they need more information from Teppers organizations that was never provided?   Suing a major city in the metro area that can't be good for business of the Panthers.   

    What else was Tepper to do?  Let Rock Hill screw him over for not keeping their end of the contract?

  2. On 6/24/2022 at 7:52 PM, RANYC said:

    Who are "they?"  NC DOT?  Are they in a Charlotte office given they make design decisions for their roads in Charlotte?  Are there names and bios on a website?  Do they have some discretion in their planning for what these roads should look like and how traffic should flow, or are they carrying out pre-determined and very specific instructions from Raleigh?

     

    All direction of NCDOT comes from Raleigh not district offices. Also Metro Charlotte is split btwn the Division 9,  10, & 12 offices of NCDOT.  That's very inefficient as all 11 Greater Charlotte counties (Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Union, Cabarrus, Rowan, Anson, Stanly,  Cleveland, Catawba, and Alexander) should be all in the same NCDOT division or 2 divisions that are aligned with this region.

    Another sign, you all should be complaining to your NC State House Representatives and State Senators:

    https://www.ncleg.gov/findyourlegislators

    If they're not responsive to your requests on demanding more changes to NCDOT then support and vote for their opponent this election cycle on November 8th or the 2024 election cycle. 

    This is how we fix things demand change and stay on top of our state legislative representation to demand more division based decisionmaking from NCDOT and responsive decisions from the NCDOT leadership. 

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  3. 11 hours ago, turbocraig said:

    And Senator Garrett has a few thoughts about it (and confirms it).  I imagine after all this being broadcast, an official announcement will come as soon as they pass this.  Assuming they do.

    https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/15-million-dollars-move-acc-atlantic-coast-conference-headquarters-hq-out-leave-greensboro-charlotte-new-nc-north-carolina-proposed-budget-bill/83-9ead32e3-c2e7-4c87-92e6-1f671f93f3d2

    There are several forces at work in the state capital that will necessitate this deal.  The ACC has zeroed in Charlotte and Orlando. Charlotte is the assumed favorite because it's an in-state relocation. 

  4. 6 hours ago, KJHburg said:

    the 3 apartment complexes underway in the Gold District and some other shots.  This area is about to get a lot busier with residents. 

    I love that Kask building renovation.    This area need a QT urban format store to provide basic supplies (no gas) like the one in Atlanta's Midtown.  (and I have good sources they have been looking in the area) 

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    @QuikTrip on Twitter and I bet they'll respond

  5. On 6/22/2022 at 11:26 AM, kermit said:

    Sigh...

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    After watching the drone video you cannot convince me that adding 212 more cars to that morass would make any discernible difference. Traffic is bad down there, its never gonna get better, we might as well build some places for people to live.

    Sounds like typical ass backwards NIMBYs. They don't realize how stupid they'll look in the flipside.

  6. On 6/24/2022 at 8:45 AM, DMann said:

    *shrugs* Can he convince the City of Charlotte to give up CATS to form a fully-staffed regional transit authority with transportation professionals of various disciplines from transit, land use, real estate acquisition & management, environmental compliance, service planning, engineering, long-range planning, fleet/infrastructure  maintenance, and cerified transit vehicle operators? Expecting a COC department to act like a regional transit agency is a fools errand.

    Yeah I didn't think so. If he's not trying to convince his competent colleagues & peers  to run and get more pro-urban state legislators elected to the state capitol in Raleigh then his criticisms are hollow. That's what's wrong with NCDOT, the NCGA doesn't want to properly fund it.  Most of his criticisms sound like armchair quarterbacking without any practical, politically doable solutions in this effed up, anti-urban, political environment.  

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  7. On 6/25/2022 at 11:16 AM, Windsurfer said:

    They thought, rightfully so, that they'd get re-elected. Collins in Maine knew what was going to happen with Kavanaugh, she's just putting on a little drama in order to have her cake and eat it too.

    That's why Chuck Schumer was an idiot for discouraging Susan Rice from challenging Collins bc Rice would've beaten Collins at the ballot.  Schumer is a moron for manipulating the 2020 US Senate race against Jeff Jackson to allow Cal Cunningham to be the nominee.  Jackson should've been the 2020 Democratic nominee against Tillis. The same Tillis who said the restaurant food service workers shouldn't be mandated to wash their hands after using the restroom....

    https://www.fox46.com/news/tillis-restaurant-workers-hand-washing-should-be-up-to-business/

    Tillis is disgusting. Who says something that unsanitary? 

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  8. A regional HOT/managed lane system is the future here for all of our freeways. If you want a quicker ride then you'll have to pay in a private vehicle or ride the regional express buses to be offered utilizing these very lanes. See Other Sunbelt major cities such as Atlanta, DC, Miami, Houston,  Los Angeles, and DFW are proof of this setup of regional HOT lanes. 

    NCGA are the reason why NCDOT is broke but when you consistently vote anti-urban morons in the majority (see NC GOP) then you wind up with these results. The irony is their main constituency are voters whom live in suburban areas that quickly becoming more urban and densely populated with time.  Fighting the density is killing the goose that lays the golden eggs...

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  9. 7 hours ago, J-Rob said:

    Has this been formally proposed? I missed that.  That is big news.  If so, crazy to think WF is plugging the med school and law school gap in Charlotte.  Great for them, but seems like a major missed opportunity for UNC Board of Governors.

    There have been discussions mentioned  but nothing formally announced. 

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  10. 52 minutes ago, Jakeupps said:

    I have been a lurker on here for quite a while and this topic finally convinced me to post something.  I’m not In the industry as some of you seem to be but am very interested in what is going on with the projects and infrastructure of Charlotte.

    What can a homeowner like myself in First Ward do to show my displeasure for the potential changes in the silver line with our local leaders?  The original LPA appears to be the way to go.  Would community involvement even be effective for a project like this.

    Contact all via email & phone calls of the At-large COC City Council members (Winston, Ajmera, Eiselt, and Phipps), the COC Mayor, and Larken Egleston (District 1). Also appear for public comment at the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) meetings along with getting involved with the Citizens Transit Advisory Group (CTAG) of the MTC.  Repeatedly give your input at those meetings and be aggressively consistent with expressing your concerns to them. You will be heard as you're the driver as homeowner and City of Charlotte citizen & taxpayer.

    10 minutes ago, tozmervo said:

    Trying to remember where I heard this, but it sounded like CATS wasn't at liberty to ignore the ULI recommendation. It sounded like there was some process in place where they HAD to go through this process after ULI suggested it. 

    ULI has power and the lobbying purse over the COC and MTC. Especially with the UDO conversation. It's awkward and trifling their relationship with those entities

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  11. 7 hours ago, CharlotteWkndBuzz said:

    Would be awesome if we could have a “Jordan” experience store/museum to anchor this as one of the main retail spots. Similar to those cool experiences we had when the NBA all star game was here, we’d have a permanent, interactive, museum/store. Limited edition releases of shoes and other items unique to only this store. I hated when the all star game left and all the cool exhibits and pop up stores went away.  People travelled from all over the globe to Charlotte for the all star weekend just for these limited releases of shoes and other apparel.  This would be a big draw. 
     

    Some reports have talked about coupling this with an epicentre redo as well. Would love to hear or see some ideas of a future state of the epicentre as well someday. Also, looks like Moxy could potentially be in a very prime location down the road. 

     

    8 hours ago, JeanClt said:

    They also really seem to want to do that arch for CTC station with some signage too… would be interesting to have that and have it lit up too.

    I believe that might be in the works. Nike regional offices for the college basketball and other collegiate sports divisions based in CLT would diversify our regional offices and corporate presence here. Atlanta thinks it suppose to host everything in this part of the Southeast but Charlotte has something to say otherwise. 

    7 hours ago, KJHburg said:

    that is my concern.  I would say no start without an anchor.  However the base could be built with the bus depot and hornets facility and wait until an anchor.  I dont see a large unanchored office building starting anytime soon in this city anywhere and large I mean bigger than 500K sq ft.  

    To me this would be great location for Bank of America if they needed the space.  

    BOA should sit this development out and focus elsewhere. We need more diversification of our offices and corporate footprint. Everything cannot be BOA or financial in Uptown. 

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  12. 1 hour ago, kermit said:

    Back in the 1990s Iredell was not part of the Charlotte MSA. Its geography sets it up to send commuters to Hickory and Winston as well as Charlotte, so Iredell didn’t hit the necessary commuter threshold to any one of those places until N Meck employment and S. Iredell residential got built out.

    MSAs in NC are pretty flakey (e.g. Anson County) due to our relatively small county size, our dispersed urban system and a cultural affinity for long distance commuting (leftover from the days of rural industrialization)

    Due to the industrial development in Union County around Monroe, Wingate, and Marshville and the brain and economic drain in Anson (see the Wal-Mart in Wadesboro shuttered as proof) will likely be realigned again with Charlotte. The same with Stanly County but partially because of exurban sprawl but long commutes into Charlotte.

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  13. I don't think the SC government officials aren't without blame. Yeah Tepper have made some crazy moves but he's not alone. There's no PR job in place that can save the SC officials from their eff up. I don't buy the belief that the NC GA aren't going to help Tepper, the Panthers, or Charlotte FC with future projects if it's beneficial for the state.  NC is rapidly growing and changing so fast that this won't be as memorable for the NC government.  

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  14. 4 hours ago, asthasr said:

    The new Super G should help, but my secret hope is that it reveals pent-up demand and a bigger player like H-Mart or 99 Ranch decides they should expand here.

    H-Mart's expansion to Charlotte is coming. We're an extremely diverse market that doesn't get the proper amount of international supermarket choices as our rapidly growing .peers

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  15. 2 hours ago, CLT2014 said:

    Got it. How much of the tax increase is going to roads?

    That's exact amount is still being discussed at the moment. It's a constantly moving target on the exact proportions of roadway, sidewalks,  greenway, and transit. The Silver Line, Silver Line rail trail are both included in the discussions, the Envision My Ride initiative implementation has been added to it.  

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