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1 hour ago, CLT> said:

You can build a skyscraper out of wood (CLT, Cross Laminated Timber--I mean it's named for us after all....) if you wanted to, and we will likely see more of that in the future. Nothing is wrong with wood as a building material, just in the execution of the construction and the design of the cladding.

https://www.archdaily.com/916559/perkins-plus-will-design-the-worlds-tallest-wooden-skyscraper-for-vancouver

 

A CLT manufacturing plant recently opened in Alabama, and the international building code has made some changes to accommodate high rise timber buildings. I think it's a matter of when, not if we get a high rise wood building.

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On 3/28/2019 at 2:13 PM, Crown said:

Also interesting, this company has the 9,500 s.f. grocery space  in the shopping center behind it listed as available which I don't think is a mistake.  If you remember correctly, OH Community Grocery & Cafe took over this space from  Healthy Home Market.  Which it's too bad it's not contiguous with the gawdawful medical care place on the other side of ABC. It's well short of what a Fresh Market, TJs would ever look at.  What would yall do with that back strip? 

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Organic Harvest, which opened last fall on Central Ave., closed its doors on Sunday, months after the grocer ousted its CEO.

via the observer: https://t.co/ZCygH1SWzB

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Good news...    It seems the Victor Shaw house on Mecklenburg will be saved.   It's near the entrance to the country club.   It seems that some of the land behind the house may be subdivided for new homes.   Also, I noticed the main house in the Cramer Estate is 'contingent'.

Also, is there still a rumor that the country club will go through a makeover/expansion?   I think I read a rumor about that a few months ago. 

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On 7/12/2019 at 9:22 AM, hokiehigh said:

Good news...    It seems the Victor Shaw house on Mecklenburg will be saved.   It's near the entrance to the country club.   It seems that some of the land behind the house may be subdivided for new homes.   Also, I noticed the main house in the Cramer Estate is 'contingent'.

Also, is there still a rumor that the country club will go through a makeover/expansion?   I think I read a rumor about that a few months ago. 

I don't think the fate of the Victor Shaw house is sealed quite yet.  Preserve Mecklenburg Inc has an option on the property.  They have until Dec 1, 2019 to sell the option to a developer.  If they don't the house will come down.

 

I have heard a similar rumor about the Cramer house.  Thank goodness.

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On 7/26/2019 at 10:50 AM, Crown said:

What a lovely addition to the neighborhood

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This was featured on the r/Charlotte Reddit page today. Seems to be a relatively common consensus, if not demand for this to become a pay lot. It's far too much parking for the businesses in here, and they could easily make it "validated" parking like the Whole Foods uptown, while also gaining revenue from an OBVIOUS demand. By doing nothing this is evidence of either some kickback scheme or a not very savvy business owner who doesn't see the potential profits they're missing out on. 

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^yes, they engaged Plaza Midwood and Commonwealth Morningside neighborhoods and neither objected to the rezoning request to reduce parking requirements.

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11 hours ago, archiham04 said:

^yes, they engaged Plaza Midwood and Commonwealth Morningside neighborhoods and neither objected to the rezoning request to reduce parking requirements.

Hallelujah, I love this. As a Plaza resident I can say that walking anywhere in the area is easy. In a city like Charlotte with limited public transit the best way to reduce congestion is to provide people with a secure "home base" to keep their passenger vehicles, while creating a dense, car free, or car limited area around the residential. 

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