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^ "primary" is more then a stretch.

The only side you can even argue that point is the Trade St access, but on the plans and elevation renderings it clearly shows to the left and to the right street-level entry into the CGS and the retail to the left. 

Graham St, no stairs at all.

4th St, ramp or street level access to the garage.

Can you point to the rendering of your actual complaint? 

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^No, Gold Line has center-running, embedded-track, mixed-travel lanes here on W Trade St.

And per the usual CATS segregation of customers, the bus connections are a full block away from Gold Line on the "South Block," as in south of 4th, or a block off of Trade.

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According to AMTRAK we get 8 trains a day, and half are after midnight.  While this is beautiful, it might be overkill.

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My bad!  I take the train when I can, and love the thought of rail travel.  I would love to see increased activity.

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We need gateway station to happen. Also, Anyone know if they build gateway station if they are going to extend a Light Rail line to connect with it?

 

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20 minutes ago, Cadi40 said:

We need gateway station to happen. Also, Anyone know if they build gateway station if they are going to extend a Light Rail line to connect with it?

 

A primary reason for the streetcar is to tie Gateway to the Blue Line. The Silver Line / West corridor might, but their intown routing is still uncertain. 

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11 hours ago, kermit said:

A primary reason for the streetcar is to tie Gateway to the Blue Line. The Silver Line / West corridor might, but their intown routing is still uncertain. 

Here's to hoping the silver lines connects to Gateway!

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On 11/4/2017 at 7:20 PM, kermit said:

the coach service yard at Summit street is now fully formed.

Did you happen to snap any pictures? (If you went by there yourself)

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13 hours ago, Scribe said:

Did you happen to snap any pictures? (If you went by there yourself)

Unfortunately I am normally there at dusk (on my way to the arcade bar) so the photos I have are awfully washed out. I'll try to get some daytime shots when the entry tracks begin to go down.

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the only update is it has $25M earmarked toward it and an updated masterplan. They are taking RFPs from development firms to partner with as we speak. 

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15 hours ago, kermit said:

I am confused by the two different platform canopy renderings (one is the wavy glass, the other is a big suspension concrete roof).

I see this as a positive sign.

The July 2017 initial document on CGS ( http://charlottenc.gov/cats/transit-planning/charlotte-gateway-station/Documents/CGS MSAP - Final Report.pdf ) states on page 10:

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The plan provides an illustrative example of the application of the design principles, but is not intended to be a final
design proposal. However, the multi-phase development of CGS should adhere to the general design principles
established in this section.

With this update from Jan 8th (lol, I like how they dated it in the future) we see that phase 1a and 1b in focus and now the design is more refined and IMO more solid (for the canopy).

I think it is a positive sign only because I hope that with each phase the design and materials used get better.

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54 minutes ago, Scribe said:

With this update from Jan 8th (lol, I like how they dated it in the future)...

Its a slide deck for a meeting scheduled for Monday.

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