NCpride

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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Excited for this project, but feel it will accentuate the bookend nature of our skyline. DEC/620 on the south and BAC/Hearst to the north. Not necessarily a bad thing. I may be ready to see BAC finally lose its crown and watch CLT's new tallest rise somewhere in the middle.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Curious... I'm sure it depends upon multiple factors, but how much influence (if any) would an anchor tenant have in this scenario regarding the building's final design? Agreed with the comment that I can't tell if I will love or hate this building based on the descriptions. Big thanks to all who share on this forum.
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    The Bad News Report

    The best thing I've read that unpacks the hypocrisy charge, courtesy of the Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article71899667.html
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    Any guesses on when we'll see a crane(s) go up?!
  5. Man, I really liked the green and thought it would be a nice contrast with the surrounding buildings. Oh well... guess as long as it gets built I'll be happy.
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    Dilworth Projects (Kenilworth, Morehead, East)

    Apologies if I missed this, but does anyone have details on the development adjacent to Morehead Place, specifically the vacant lot at the corner bounded by Morehead and Royal Court? I understand construction of an office building is about to begin. Orange fencing is up and dirt has been turned towards the back of the lot.
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    The Good News Report

    Big hiring news from Red Ventures. Looks like they're mainly after inside sales reps for their call center. Decent compensation for minimal-skilled workers. Still nice to see strong and sustained growth from one of the region's tech companies. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article26959474.html
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    Ascent Uptown - 33 stories (3rd and Poplar)

    Wow, what a unique and stunning addition to our skyline this will be! The website says construction will start in "late winter of 2015". This beauty will break ground sooner than that, right?
  9. Agreed these two buildings should go to make way for structures that will better utilize the space. I hate to hear a parking lot will take their place. In lieu of more surface lots/decks, folks that don't live in Plaza should just get a ride with Lyft or Uber, espeically if they're coming over to drink at one of the neighborhood bars. Veering off topic a bit, but still related to the best use of space in Plaza; my biggest wish for the neighborhood would be to doze everything in the Family Dollar shopping center and essentially turn that entire parcel into a Charlotte version of Dolores Park. A pipe dream I know, but wow would it add so much character to the area and create even more demand for urban-style retail and residential surrounding it.
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    Brooklyn Village Redevelopment in 2nd Ward

    Those renderings make me cringe. Would loved to have seen something more in line with the Embassy Suites in downtown Denver here. http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/colorado/embassy-suites-denver-downtown-convention-center-DENESES/about/index.html
  11. Any ideas on how tall the crane is right now relative to the height of the finished building? From Plaza-Midwood, the crane looks as if SkyHouse is going to be a solid northward extension of the skyline.
  12. Anybody know what the former gas station across from Zada Jane's is being converted into?
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    West

    I think the recession, and especially the real estate bubble has left a permanent scar on that industry. In my opinion, even when credit markets loosen up we won't see the no-holds-bar pace of development that defined the last decade. With regard to Downtown Raleigh, I think it will continue to grow and prosper, but I've reset my expectations. The pace of growth is going to be much flatter than I once thought before the recession hit, and took all our momentum away. This is mostly due to the type of developments that have recently been built and the ones that are on the drawing board. We would be in a much better position to rebound right now if we had built more apartments and condos geared towards the middle class, as opposed to luxury condos that are half empty and going for exorbitant prices. Downtown Raleigh needs critical mass before it really takes off and starts to grow exponentially. But how is that ever going to happen when most developments are only catering to such a narrow segment of the population? Sure, condos at the West will be worth $390/sq ft one day. But I think that is a long, long way off at this rate. It might be a nice place to live, but it
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    Green Square & NCSECU HQ

    Yeah, I'm not sure the exact definitions of mid-rise/high-rise, but I thought there was a taller building involved here somehow. Any word when the SECU plans to move forward? Thanks for the info!
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    Green Square & NCSECU HQ

    I thought part of this project was going to be at least mid-rise. From the rendering, looks like it will be about the same height as the existing museum. Not that this is the end of the world, but does anybody have details?