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Here are some photos of the NoDa (north davidson street arts district)

I'm still learning, so i'm sorry that some of these have glare spots.

Here is the northern point of NoDa, at Davidson and Craighead. North (and across the tracks to the west) of this spot is

very industrial.

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Renaissance project getting close to the final stages of construction:

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This is WAS my favorite railroad crossing. You used to be able to drive under it a few years. Not much freakier than

driving under a massive freight train just a few feet above your head:

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Here is one of the things that makes noda a great neighborhood. It still has some random interesting old things that would

not fly in a fully gentrified or subdivided suburb.

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New development on Davidson. These are live-work condos.

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Johnson Mill is currently an old folks home or something like that. I have heard talk, though, of turning it into lofts or apartments. These mills are gem's in this neighborhood:

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Some houses along Davidson:

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Looking south to the Davidson St and Charlotte business districts:

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The neighborhood around 34th:

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Highland Mill, being renovated into apartments by Winter Properties:

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Johnston YMCA

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Back at the skyline:

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Sweet, though I heard at night it's kind of sketch and crime can be a problem.

But within the next few years I see crime dropping in this area with all the new renovations and residents.

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and by crime at night, are you reefer ing to the purple haze coming from half the houses, or something more insidious?

I do think though that crime numbers will get better and demographics start to diversity, and new projects are built to remove the remaining blight.

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This is one of the best parts of the city for infill since much of the road grid is still intact. It's amazing how nice this neighborhood is becoming. Even compared to a year ago, there is a much cleaner look and safer vibe.......too bad Fat City is gone.....they had some killer Long Island Ice Teas and French Dips.

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I agree, and when the rest of highland mill, the renaissance, and the other smaller multifamily projects come online, this neighborhood will change even more for the better.

It is an at-risk neighborhood for gentrification, though, with the light rail coming within a decade. I hope it never converts over to a standard issue gentrihood. Now, don't get me wrong, first ward is that in many ways, and i like it... but the city needs noda to be the place for very very unique developments and places.

I hope the development pressures continue to expand south into belmont, east into to the plaza and eventually to eastway, and perhaps north to sugar creek.

The long term health of the area between uptown and university city rides on NoDa... it is an oasis.

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And Kelly's restaurant. I think the loss of both in such a short amount of time took away a lot of the character of the place.

NoDa is a very unusual gentrification. It has been going on almost as long as Dillworth, but the results are much more mixed.

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My personal opinion is that the University area is doomed.....it's the ghetto of the future.

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