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Considering there’s already a trail in mind for that area that would connect the silver line to the USNWC. The idea of that trail is in the CharlotteMoves study.

I’ve never met a bigger narcissist than Jeff Wise. He loves talking about himself and believes he’s god’s gift to the Charlotte outdoor community. And he rules that place with an iron fist to its detr

I was out at USNWC this morning and it was beautiful.  It is one of my favorite places anywhere for a run.  It was very busy this morning, so I hope they fully recover from last year's difficulties.

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It is kind of sad that we had a record-setting kayaker die recently in NC. In addition to being sad on its own merits, it is also a shame that he won't be able to visit the new Whitewater Center. He would certainly have come to it, and his presense as a famous kayaker would have added a lot.

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on WCCB tonight They talked about the whitewater park and Nimbyism becuase of the temporary enterance for the park being built off Charlie Hipp Rd (off of Moores Chapel) since Whitewater Pkwy won't be ready in time.

I see that this story was in yesterday's paper too.

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any updates on this project, their website is about a month and a half behind on their construction update, and I was wondering about the whitewater parkway, the temporary entrance and blah blah blah, how all that stuff was progressing and if anyone had pix or something (I realize this is probably nearly impossible to get to.)

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Yep....its on the agenda for this week. They are proposing a compromise that will allow the extension but mandate that is be permenantly closed sometime in 2007.....we'll see if they go for it. Support was sketchy among the commissioners last board meeting.

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I got to work at the USNWC today and of course I had my camera so I couldn't resist.

These were all taken today, notice how much more work still needs to be done before they can open. I really dont see them making their deadline. Maybe not having their access road ready won't be a big deal after all.

I'm guessing this is the main facility:

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The lower Basin:

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Back of the Pump station:

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Front/Top of the Pump station:

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And the actual pumps:

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Upper Basin, concrete still hasn't been poured:

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This channel is almost complete:

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And one of the channels they are still working on:

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The area is definately getting some really cool additions.

I found out about one project, set to be announced soon. I can't go into many details but the area will most likely see a new BMX, mountain biking, track racing, crit racing, climbing, and whitewater course all combined into a single facility..... and it WON'T be the Whitewater Center that this thread has information about.....

I wish I could say more but I am not allowed. :(

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The area is definately getting some really cool additions.

I found out about one project, set to be announced soon. I can't go into many details but the area will most likely see a new BMX, mountain biking, track racing, crit racing, climbing, and whitewater course all combined into a single facility..... and it WON'T be the Whitewater Center that this thread has information about.....

I wish I could say more but I am not allowed. :(

That is awesome news, thanks for sharing. I just hope that it is not a long time before we hear anything.

If we keep on getting more stuff like the USNWC and this project, then the area can become nationally known for outdoor activites and further increase Charlotte's tourism.

Will any hotels start to pop up in this area anytime soon?

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