Jump to content

Plaza-Midwood Projects (Central, Commonwealth, The Plaza)


Seeker

Recommended Posts

20 minutes ago, Nathan2 said:

Looks like Midwood Corner is getting renovated. This place had definitely needed some TLC, though I am not a fan of the white washing of the building and the ousting of some of the long time tenants. If you look closely the building has beautiful brick that has been hiding underneath that I wish could be restored and used instead of plastering everything white. Better yet demo the whole building and get rid of the awful parking lot fronting central. 

 

Screenshot 2022-01-25 095629.jpg

Screenshot 2022-01-25 095518.jpg

I get both your points but have to say, this looks like a pretty significant improvement. Knocking the building down to reposition the parking or restoring the original brick would both be huge expenses.  I'm pretty thrilled with what they are doing.  Giving me some Park Road Shopping Center vibes...

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Replies 4.3k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

3 hours ago, JBS said:

I get both your points but have to say, this looks like a pretty significant improvement. Knocking the building down to reposition the parking or restoring the original brick would both be huge expenses.  I'm pretty thrilled with what they are doing.  Giving me some Park Road Shopping Center vibes...

Yes a huge expense, but a huge opportunity to build much needed housing above. It does look like Park Road which is exactly my problem with it. Everywhere looks exactly the same, there is no uniqueness. Its just a developer coming in and doing the bare minimum in order to raise rents sky high.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Nathan2 said:

Yes a huge expense, but a huge opportunity to build much needed housing above. It does look like Park Road which is exactly my problem with it. Everywhere looks exactly the same, there is no uniqueness. Its just a developer coming in and doing the bare minimum in order to raise rents sky high.  

Let's not let perfect be the enemy of better...

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Nathan2 said:

Yes a huge expense, but a huge opportunity to build much needed housing above. It does look like Park Road which is exactly my problem with it. Everywhere looks exactly the same, there is no uniqueness. Its just a developer coming in and doing the bare minimum in order to raise rents sky high.  

Again, I get your point. But I think they are doing more than the minimum. It's an old strip center and they are definitely in it for the money. But if I lived nearby I'd be pleased. Across the street, they are building a dense urban project that's beautiful and neighbors nearly rioted. Can't please everyone...

4 hours ago, Third Strike said:

Not exactly in PM, but I feel like the Eastway Crossing shopping center could become something similar to Park Road. A decade ago the shopping center was mostly empty, but now the shopping center is almost full with some significant tenants (Book Buyers from Midwood Corners is moving here).  There should definitely be a push to redevelop some of the remaining parking lot for mixed-use development. The shopping center will have a stop at the Gold Line and not too far away from the Silver Line. 

That center is great and populated with a lot of PM tenants who moved down the road!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 1/28/2022 at 9:57 AM, sakami said:

Anyone have any insight on why Charlotte Metro Credit Union is buying residential houses on Sunnyside? This is technically in the Elizabeth neighborhood but it feels more like P-M. 

They might need land adjacent to their property so they could be buying similar properties around the neighborhood as an offer to trade or sweeten an offer to buy

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Minor complaint on the commonwealth project, but with the parking garage being built why do they need to incorporate 34 on street parking spots? Why not provide more space for pedestrians and further narrow the street so cars drive slower? Living in Plaza I sometimes feel like the neighborhood is for cars and not people. This is especially true along commonwealth Ave, a street that I wish the city could reimagine, the weekends tend to be backed up cars just circling around for hours. 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

29 minutes ago, JBS said:

Some of those backed up circling cars are looking for parking. I could be 100% wrong but it seems like on street parking has a traffic calming effect. 

Yes I get that. Though it has negative affects on pedestrian usage of the street and sidewalks. I would think a community garage on the edge of the neighborhood would serve the area better than have people constantly driving around trying to find limited parking. Half the time the bus can't even make it down the street because cars are parked terribly. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.