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28 minutes ago, CLTNative said:

McQuay & Tuckaseegee looks neat. Appears to include a basketball half court and bleacher seating.

Record LDCR-2022-00009

A bit confused here.  I drive by this area all the time.  McQuay and Tuck is a large surface lot that’s been dug up, with no buildings for renovation.  A couple blocks east of the Tuck intersection w/McQuay is a row of old bldgs fenced off and being worked on by fairwood construction.  Assume this permit relates to that project.

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Holy cow, the lovely albeit abandoned church at Enderly and Tuckaseegee in the pic below has been reduced to a massive pile of rubble just in the past 2 weeks.  Major, major changes under way in this area of Charlotte.  Too bad Glenwood Street is one of the most littered stretches of residential roadway I’ve seen anywhere in the country.

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Maybe thirty five years ago my uncle was driving this way from Indiana and wanted to visit me. Pre-GPS, pre-mobile phone, I told him to take I-85 and then at any exit go to a phone and call me and I would coach him from there or fetch him if it were close enough. I sat at home awaiting the call. "Ring, Ring" "I am at a station at Glenwood Drive exit." I was unaware of such an exit or street though I had lived in Charlotte for quite a few years at that time. "Go back onto the interstate and choose another exit." I told him. Next one was more successful. I still have no idea why that exit was necessary, even less so now.

How many of us have been on Glenwood drive intentionally and know where it connects? 

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Any idea how old that church was? edit: 1937

I would reeeeeally love to know roughly what a stick apartment build from scratch (my assumption for what is going here) costs, versus a total gut renovation of the existing structure + a smaller stick build.

Yes renovations are more expensive than a knock it down, scrape the lot clear edge to edge and slap up some garbage "luxury" apartments which is why this happens ad nauseam all across the city, but I could at least sleep slightly better if I knew that the costs are truly something unpalatable like 5x a from-scratch build. I'm guessing the difference is not even that much but I just don't know.

 

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1 hour ago, tarhoosier said:

Maybe thirty five years ago my uncle was driving this way from Indiana and wanted to visit me. Pre-GPS, pre-mobile phone, I told him to take I-85 and then at any exit go to a phone and call me and I would coach him from there or fetch him if it were close enough. I sat at home awaiting the call. "Ring, Ring" "I am at a station at Glenwood Drive exit." I was unaware of such an exit or street though I had lived in Charlotte for quite a few years at that time. "Go back onto the interstate and choose another exit." I told him. Next one was more successful. I still have no idea why that exit was necessary, even less so now.

How many of us have been on Glenwood drive intentionally and know where it connects? 

I thought this story was going to end with him having accidentally driven to Raleigh, lol

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39 minutes ago, Reverie39 said:

I thought this story was going to end with him having accidentally driven to Raleigh, lol

So it does not register as a Charlotte interchange with you also. 

I have been on Glenwood since then (in Charlotte) and cannot understand what industry or transportation access required an interstate exit.

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Townhomes will be going where the church was.  The church has not sold yet but will soon.  The buyer wanted the asbestos removed from the church by the seller first and demo before close.     Townhomes dirt work has already started across the street from this. 
A lot of change is happening in this area. 
 

there is also some environmental cleanup going on on Glenwood right now.  Something about laundry chemical cleanup is what I got

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21 hours ago, Matthew.Brendan said:

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Who needs a beautiful brick structure with amazing courtyard when you can have cookie cutter apartments instead? The quick-buck mentality is a cancer.

To me, the most disappointing--I wouldn't even say rises to the level of upsetting--thing is the lack of imagination or vision. I still don't understand why so many people think in terms of All or Nothing, or either/or. Quite frankly, I think the sanctuary structure is mediocre architecturally (I think it came later) and is a bland, "tasteful" midcentury gesture toward "class," so I'm sanguine about it going; the (educational?) building connecting the two wings is less remarkable--although probably was of quality--but I wouldn't protest vociferously against its demolition.

But...but the (I would imagine) old sanctuary to the left--it must've been the 1917 element--had real character and more individuality: It was the element that should've been salvaged, IMHO. It sits right along the side street, so it could've easily incorporated into the larger development, and tearing down the other structures would've allowed as much continuous development space as they needed. That's a failure of vision, imagination, and--dare I say it--taste and discretion.

But, maybe, all the structures were in bad shape and couldn't reasonably be salvaged. I'll try and be charitable. 

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On 1/9/2023 at 10:01 AM, tarhoosier said:

Maybe thirty five years ago my uncle was driving this way from Indiana and wanted to visit me. Pre-GPS, pre-mobile phone, I told him to take I-85 and then at any exit go to a phone and call me and I would coach him from there or fetch him if it were close enough. I sat at home awaiting the call. "Ring, Ring" "I am at a station at Glenwood Drive exit." I was unaware of such an exit or street though I had lived in Charlotte for quite a few years at that time. "Go back onto the interstate and choose another exit." I told him. Next one was more successful. I still have no idea why that exit was necessary, even less so now.

How many of us have been on Glenwood drive intentionally and know where it connects? 

Many, many times. Even 35 years ago!

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