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57 minutes ago, dubone said:

It is an industrial plant for Charlotte Pipe and Foundry.   Pipes and jobs are more important to society than sportsball, and obviously the city seems to have done very well with the 3rd Ward location of the ballpark, spurring density that is easily the highest in the city.   Then at some point when they opt to leave for a new stadium or if MLB comes, then that land owned by the public and has been reserved for the ~2040s for development will very valuable.

Obviously it is ugly, though, and does create some emissions.   

 

The Refinery Building is looking good there.   I hope Freemore can build out to be more of a destination than it has seemed.  To me the potential has always been there, but there isn't much thre yet which spurs me to actually go to the area much. 

I wasn't referring to the Pipe and Foundry, but the newer stuff along Palmer, Clarkson, and Post streets on the other side of that 277 connecting point. It's so out of place that it hurts.

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40 minutes ago, tarhoosier said:

Techniques and materials have changed since his day but the thrill and monotony and danger have not.

The danger has changed significantly (though I get your point).  Over the years in my profession, I've seen a few folks "walk the beam" with no harness, attached to nothing.  The guy in the video won't fall far if he falls at all.  

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On 4/17/2018 at 10:10 AM, DCtransplant said:

Starting to go vertical on the Wilkinson/W Morehead apartments. In my opinion this will be a very interesting project for the corridor - Camp Greene behind it is coming along, but living right on Wilkinson a healthy walk from FreeMoreWest and Uptown could be a tough sell depending the price point.

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Not apartments.  This is a doggy daycare facility. 

Just beginning to move dirt for the apartments which are on Suttle Ave across from Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services building.

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3 minutes ago, Nickolas said:

Hi all. Does anybody perhaps know what the status of this approved rezoning is? 

http://ww.charmeck.org/Planning/Rezoning/2016/122-131/2016-124 approved site plan.pdf

This always seemed like a pipe dream project to me. Just never felt real.

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Just now, KJHburg said:

here is my photo of the Refinery from yesterday a drive by.

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Like the building but...that parking garage!  Seems far bigger than necessary.

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56 minutes ago, Nickolas said:

Hi all. Does anybody perhaps know what the status of this approved rezoning is? 

http://ww.charmeck.org/Planning/Rezoning/2016/122-131/2016-124 approved site plan.pdf

Just looked up this rezoning request and it was Approved.  Just seems to be no movement on this from the developer.  

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48 minutes ago, Hushpuppy321 said:

Just looked up this rezoning request and it was Approved.  Just seems to be no movement on this from the developer.  

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I'd imagine they aren't comfortable going spec in a non slam dunk location

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27 minutes ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

I'd imagine they aren't comfortable going spec in a non slam dunk location

I agree I am sure they want  to see how the Refinery leases up which I think it will fairly quick.  However that FreeMoreWest is a small office market so I am sure they are interested in how the competition does.

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Makes sense. Being in the neighborhood hopefully this comes to fruition soon. No news is better than bad news I suppose. It’ll be nice to see more development spilling over this way. 

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46 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

Updated photo of Refinery today.  Looking good. 

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I need to see windows on it. I don't think its matching up to the quality of the renderings, but its tough to judge before windows go in

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17 minutes ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

I need to see windows on it. I don't think its matching up to the quality of the renderings, but its tough to judge before windows go in

The brick is definitely darker than I anticipated.  Still think it has a decent chance at looking good but you're right, it's going to depend on the windows and quality of the material on the first floor and "front" of the building.  Do you know what kind of material that is going to be?  Some type of stone?

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I heard there is a 6000 ish square foot restaurant / arcade bar considering space in the bottom floor of this building. Seems like a very odd fit for this location.

Also heard there is a 14,000 square foot brewery headed to the building across the street from Bark and Brew on Thrift Rd. I forget the name though unfortunately.

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