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Arrowood Station Transit-Oriented Projects

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I don't know if this is really out of the unofficial Queen Park alignment, but the following site plan is for a development off the Arrowood Station off of the LYNX. It's listed as a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) although don't have any details other than what I am posting.

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Granted, it looks like a townhouse development that might very well end up being just like The Block in SouthEnd, that siteplan appears to have great urban street connectivity, and density. I like that they are saving sites for higher density projects, rather than just making the initial development less dense and more suburban in nature.

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Granted, it looks like a townhouse development that might very well end up being just like The Block in SouthEnd...

You don't know how right you are....2 words....Ryan Homes

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You don't know how right you are....2 words....Ryan Homes

Ryan Homes :stop:

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They are who they are, but I at least give them credit for being committed to redevelopment down the South/Lynx corridor and to building in Charlotte in general. While The Block leaves a little to be desired I am pleased with Park South Station so far. I believe I remember Harris saying these TH's would start somewhere around $200K. While its pretty ambitious for west side of South Blvd I think its a great step in sparking more projects on the "other side of the tracks" :)

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I have heard some positive anecdotes on the Block, so I guess the units are liveable. I really don't like the way The Block looks, and nor do I think that a townhouse development was right for that land to begin with. However, for the west side of the tracks between Hebron and Arrowood, brick townhouses might be the best way to mashup the suburban location with a denser landuse pattern that the Lynx line demands.

I am just so shocked to see straight line roads in a gridded and connected pattern that I am having a hard time being disappointed about the fact that Ryan Homes is involved.

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I park at Arrowwood station about half the time, and that's a fairly high hill you go up, when driving into the parking area. With nothing on either side, if feels weird going there.

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I don't like how any development that happens to be near a train station is automatically labelled as "transit oriented." Its not. TOD implies that its more dense (vertically), ideally mixed use. The ideal being to cram as much as possible near the stations. Having said that, this does appear to be a decent development. They are setting up the street to be connected in the future, they have a good street grid overall - including service alleys, and leaving some key parcels available for true, dense, TOD in the future.

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Looks like the grading on this site is nearing completion. Gotta think the strong Lynx numbers are helping push this project fwrd despite the extremely slow housing market now.

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I noticed the signage going up on this project in the last few weeks and took a look this wknd. All the infrastructure is in on the first phase. Nothing vertical yet but I imagine they want to sell a few buildings or so before they get rolling. Wouldn't be surprised to see construction start in the next few weeks as they try to make the April 30th deadline for the credit.

I'm happy to see this progressing as it is the southernmost point along the Lynx to see development. This site along with some recent signs of activity in the South End might prove the Lynx corridor is weathering the recession better than elsewhere.

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^Good to see this move forward. I drive by this site twice a week on an errand and was shocked to one day a few weeks ago to see the site just flattened. Any word on whether they will keep that Queen Park "space needle-esque" sign up? I think it would be tragic if they took it down. Then again, this is Charlotte :whistling:

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^Good to see this move forward. I drive by this site twice a week on an errand and was shocked to one day a few weeks ago to see the site just flattened. Any word on whether they will keep that Queen Park "space needle-esque" sign up? I think it would be tragic if they took it down. Then again, this is Charlotte :whistling:

wrong site. The arrowood site is five stops south of QP.

Having said that, does anyone here know what is happening here at QP on the recently cleared site?

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wrong site. The arrowood site is five stops south of QP.

LOL... holy crap, I was off!

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Having said that, does anyone here know what is happening here at QP on the recently cleared site?

Noticed that too. My guess would be 2010 property tax planning similar to what happened at the Bonded Warehouse site earlier.

Being on a demo crew is proving to be good seasonal work.

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Noticed that too. My guess would be 2010 property tax planning similar to what happened at the Bonded Warehouse site earlier.

Being on a demo crew is proving to be good seasonal work.

Can you elaborate on what this means and why it's being done? So, I assume there's no development scheduled for this lot?

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Can you elaborate on what this means and why it's being done? So, I assume there's no development scheduled for this lot?

If you tear the building down before the new year then those improvements are not taxble in the new year. In the grand scheme of things I never really thought you saved that much.

The permit was for demo only. This parcel is is owned by Cherokee (the Brownfield specialists from Raliegh), but I was assuming it was being lumped into the eventual Scaleybark Prtnrs plan. I could be wrong.

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There is no good thread for this but the medium-sized parcel at the corner of Tyvola and Old Pineville (across the street from Tyvola station -- beside the aldi) has been scraped and construction looks like it will commence shortly (a financing sign is in place). I think this was an unused bank branch.

Anyone know what this will be? I have always thought this area has more potential for redevelopment than average given the demographic skew created by the Costco and office parks.

EDIT: \/ Bummer (but thanks browngeo)

Edited by kermit

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It is going to be a carwash, it is replacing an old mexican restaurant that shut down awhile back. This is pretty much as anti-transit of a business as it gets (along with gas stations.)

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I'm seeing a lot of this along South. There are two new strip mall buildings near the Ford dealership further out and a pretty big renovated dealership complex past that. The strip malls aren't that bad looking and easily could have been built near the street edge with parking out back.

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You don't know how right you are....2 words....Ryan Homes

Looks like Ryan has pulled out of this project completely. Drove through Sat morning and the sales trailer was gone and everything is overgrown. No mention on teh website now either.

Methinks Harris is in real trouble.

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I guess Arrowwood Station is back. 

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article19808319.html

Just to remind everyone this was the plan for arrowwood station. The interesting thing is one of the outparcels is being developed, not the rest of the station.

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The Roads were built, then they ran out of money. Hopefully we see the rest of this project come to fruition, it sounds like the team might have something else in the works soon.

 

From what i have been told Gvest Capital Partners, the developers of this project, have signed on one of the guys responsible for Sharon Square and Phillips Place, so its likely we won't see Garden Apartments here, but something half decent and and possibly mixed use.

 

https:[email protected],-80.8768942,1030m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x88569e9f8ae22a9b:0xcc518a0396107b98

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^The way I read this article is that is said 245 units in 9 buildings.. That screams parking lots and Junction 1504 to me. Hope that's not the case and it's something more mixed use. That master plan looked way better than what I was visualizing.

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^The way I read this article is that is said 245 units in 9 buildings.. That screams parking lots and Junction 1504 to me. Hope that's not the case and it's something more mixed use. That master plan looked way better than what I was visualizing.

Let's be honest, it most likely will be, but they have signed some new blood, hopefully it's reflected in their ideas.

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It's an empty barren wasteland over there right now. I've rode my bike through there a couple times. I'll take almost anything at this point.

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