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    • By Scribe
      The search for this thread was prompted by the big announcement that Crescent Communities is being acquired by Sumitomo Forestry America, a subsidiary of a Japanese firm.
      There are many sides to this transaction:
      Sumitomo Forestry America will pump more capital and is more vertically integrated now to handle future expansion and also sees huge potential in Charlotte. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/article209961859.html in June of 2009 Crescent Resources filed for bankruptcy protection -- in June of 2010 they emerged https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/stories/2010/06/14/story2.html Rebranded in 2013 to Crescent Communities. Is Crescent -- being intimately acquainted with the market -- trying to cash out as this development cycle is ending? Or worse -- Crescent sees similarities to 2008 in the economy in general and is cashing out? Lets try to stick in the "market analysis" and stay away from "doom and gloom" - "sky is falling" realm.
       
      I tried to find an existing thread for this, but the one I found is archived and not open for new posts... and it is from the "Great Recession" days.
       
       
    • By J-Rob
      Since I think the Amazon HQ2 thread should be officially retired, I thought it would be good to have a general Economic Development topic.  If one exists, I couldn't find it.  Obviously the city's ability to recruit relocations and expansions to Charlotte directly impacts urban planning and increased density in the central business district.  @ricky_davis_fan_21 mentioned this in the Amazon HQ2 thread, but the CBJ is reporting on  AllianceBernstein Holding L.P.  scouting Charlotte.  Charlotte makes so much more sense to me than Nashville does, simply because of the deep talent pool here.  If we can't win this expansion... well, let's just hope we can land this.  I would love to see an eventual tower on North Tryon, in South End, or in Elizabeth near the Grubb properties.  Sounds like they plan to try to make a decision in the next 3 months or so.
      https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2018/03/13/exclusive-new-york-financial-powerhouse-scouts.html

    • By Cadi40
      I couldn't find a thread for the River District so I made one. I happen to be really excited about the River District, Most U.S. Major cities are on a river. Charlotte is near a river but not on it and I think River District will fill that hole, Most cities that have a river have lots of shopping and dining options along the river. 
       
       
    • By Scribe
      Since we have a Charlotte Greenways thread, I figured we should dedicate a thread to parks in general.
      So, in 2nd Ward topic @kermit brought up the ParkScore by the Trust for Public Land: http://parkscore.tpl.org/city.php?city=Charlotte
      I initially replied there, but this subject should be discussed in depth - and I could not find a thread that was dedicated to Parks overall (not just greenways). In my reply I compare it to Seattle - http://parkscore.tpl.org/city.php?city=Seattle
      The CharMeck Parks and Recreation website has details on all existing parks: https://www.mecknc.gov/ParkandRec/Parks/Pages/default.aspx
       
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