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15 hours ago, Third Strike said:

I really want a developer, or even the city, to do something with the abandoned buildings and lots on Independence on the same side as the Varnadore building between Albemarle and Eastway. Even a conversion to a greenfield is preferred; the brownfield is by far the worst I’ve seen in Charlotte. 

 

13 hours ago, Hushpuppy321 said:

Not sure I'd want the City involved as owner.  Look at the Eastland Mall site.  Only City involvement I'd want to see is something they could do to incentivize those properties.  Waive all development fees, create special Zoning overlay for distressed sites, etc.   Something to make it sweet for developers to privately fund something.

Agreed, I'd prefer incentivizing developers to make projects that face inward, away from 74 - while connecting the ped/bike infrastructure more.

Now, all the subdivisions in the hinterlands... one of these decades I'd love to see those all return to greenfields... sadly it will take horrid economic conditions on these areas for that to come even close to being possible.

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^That would be bold.  The diagram is a little simplistic, and unrealistic given the extent of small privately owned parcels involved, but it certainly is a good solution for creating a there, where there is no there.

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“Come on y’all, let’s hop a train to the Checkers game!” - future me

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I see they’re demolishing the entire right section of the old Matthews Festival shopping center. The lights were on in the old theater though, are they saving it?

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On 3/10/2019 at 6:10 AM, lit said:

I see they’re demolishing the entire right section of the old Matthews Festival shopping center. The lights were on in the old theater though, are they saving it?

Don't know about the old movie, but they are building a BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse somewhere on that parcel closer to Independence.

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7 hours ago, Jasons0013 said:

Don't know about the old movie, but they are building a BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse somewhere on that parcel closer to Independence.

That would be cool in the old Theater!!!

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