cooperdawg

FreeMore Projects (West Morehead, Freedom Drive, Bryant Park)

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I'm not sure I like the idea of a radio station locating there unless there is more to it than some microphones and desks. I could be thinking about it all wrong, but that location needs something that will create a little more activity than that. It's great that that corner will no longer sit empty, but I think most people will walk passed this without ever noticing that anything is even there. It's interesting but an under utilization of the space IMO.

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This does look nice. Small footprint, nice angles, and it looks to be good quality materials too. I have a feeling Moorehead is on the verge of blowing up.

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I like it a lot. I hate that we're losing an old building for that, but it's better than the mini storage that was planned there at one point. 

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This is 1213 West Morehead Street

  • 78,500 Square Feet of Office and Retail space available for lease
  • Retail Space 1500-4575 sq. ft.
  • Office Space up to 62,800 sq. ft.
  • Almost 300 space deck

I like this project a lot

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probably one of the more honest artistic depictions that I've seen on this site, passing semis on I-77, multiple telephone poles + transformers at eye level. no question that you're buying into an urban landscape here.

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probably one of the more honest artistic depictions that I've seen on this site, passing semis on I-77, multiple telephone poles + transformers at eye level. no question that you're buying into an urban landscape here.

I like the invisible power lines.  (I get why they were deleted)

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I think Morehead is so underrated. It has so much potential. I wonder if the stigma of being the "west side" holds it back?

Maybe a little, but at this point I think it's mostly the uninviting nature of the traffic and the sidewalk designs. Every time I eat on the patio of Pinky's I regret it. Semis,  trucks of all kinds barrel through those thoroughfares  alongside the unbelievable amounts of other traffic. It's the only urban neighborhood with that kind of motorized activity.

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^ I have the same issue with Pinky's. When combined with noise from 77 at the other end of the street it becomes a place I don't want to spend much time in. It makes me sad, I really like the street.

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If there wasn't access to 77 S off Freedom, it would eliminate a lot of those issues.  The entire plan for 77 S, 277, and Freedom just boggles my mind. On a map it looks like a huge mess.

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This plan isn't going to fly.  It ignores the two biggest assets of this property -- the 100 year old oaks and the views of the Dowd House.  I like the rear alley idea, but this should be a row of town homes with rear loading garages and porches facing the park in the front or built as zero lot-line single family homes.  I like the density, but this is an all around bad plan.  The neighborhood will fight this petition as drawn. 

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Informative and feel good video about the plans for the West Side and Savona Mill Redevelopment.

 

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This plan isn't going to fly.  It ignores the two biggest assets of this property -- the 100 year old oaks and the views of the Dowd House.  I like the rear alley idea, but this should be a row of town homes with rear loading garages and porches facing the park in the front or built as zero lot-line single family homes.  I like the density, but this is an all around bad plan.  The neighborhood will fight this petition as drawn. 

Looks like they heard your criticism and have changed it to what you described.

 

http://ww.charmeck.org/Planning/Rezoning/2015/107-118/2015-114 site plan rev.pdf

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Informative and feel good video about the plans for the West Side and Savona Mill Redevelopment.

 

I like the sound of it. Where is Blue Blaze Brewing going to be located, in relation to Savona Mill? 

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Blue Blaze is at the southern end of the mill complex, right at the end of the greenway (intersection of Turner & State).

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