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On 10/21/2021 at 1:31 PM, KJHburg said:

Christenbury Villagethis Christenbury Village near Concord Mills is a little mixed use projects with retail the Lowes food, and apartments.



Christenbury Village

Christenbury Hall, the housing development, is seeing homes sell for 1mil +now. It's astonishing to me because of the small lots. But the architecture is top notch. Being in the Cox Mill HS district (#10 ranked HS in North Carolina doesn't hurt either).

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On 11/17/2021 at 6:02 PM, KJHburg said:

Outer outer ring cities this is the town of Star in Montgomery County east of Albemarle where my college roommate is from.   Nice new arts center in the mill his dad was manager of back in the day.

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My grandparents lived in Star for a number of years.  I went there many times as a young child.  It is Mayberry in my mind.

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I will point out, though, that I don't think folks in this area identify much with Charlotte.  I have cousins nearby in Troy.  When they need to go to "the city," they're more likely to go to Greensboro.  Interstate 74 runs by there and they can get up to Greensboro in about 45 minutes, whereas it takes twice as long to get to Charlotte or Raleigh.  But I must say, having driven those roads between there and Charlotte, it's a very pretty drive going through the Uwharrie Mountains.

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5 hours ago, rancenc said:

So damn depressing for me.   That area had such potential. Between the casino and its subsequent hotels and strip malls, the subdivisions, strip malls, big boxes, mines,  there won't be anything left to enjoy around Kings and Crowders Mountains.  There's such an incredible need in this area of an outdoor area that's not threatened. If you don't believe me, just try to find parking on the weekend at the trialhead leading up Kings Mt.  Some of the newcomers to this board will never see bobcats and even bears that roamed that area. 

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Finally getting a chance to post these.  Had some time to kill a week or so ago so I walked around Concord.  It had been a while since I'd been in downtown but it looked great.  Hard to believe there are three residential projects all at once!  I think it would be cool to see that vacant gas station turned into a restaurant or something...maybe enclose the area underneath the canopy as a dining room and use the building as the kitchen.  It would also be great to see the operating gas station replaced with more apartments or retail, since that is a pretty major intersection in downtown.  And of course the What-A-Burger, which I hope stays there forever.  Thought I had pics of the courthouse, guess I'll have to dig around on my phone to find them.






















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11 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

Concord releases their downtown streetscape plan for Union Street.   A new county courthouse is under construction as well as 3 apartment projects by Lansing Melbourne. 


I didn't realize there was a new restaurant/taproom planned on Cabarrus Avenue...interesting to see what the offerings will be.


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