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23 minutes ago, TCLT said:

I disagree. The affordable units should be in uptown. It'll contribute to a more vibrant and equitable city. The idea of affordable/workforce housing is to let people live in close proximity to job opportunities. There are probably thousands of low wage workers uptown (fast food, service, hotel staff, janitorial, etc). It isn't helpful or fair to push low wage workers that are necessary for a city to function to the city's fringes and force them into long and expensive commutes. Providing uptown housing options makes it possible for those people to work without a car or incredibly long public transit rides. It gives them more time with their families. And you get better outcomes when you mix residents of various socioeconomic statuses. We shouldn't continue to segregate the poor in affordable housing projects away from job opportunities, cultural amenities, and more well off people. 

I believe the potential for off-site units generated has been misreported.

The 207 units is via the BofA $4.2M earmarked contribution. 

Depending on the desired allocation for the remaining  $14.5M, overall potential for off-site could be closer to 600-800 total units.  

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Mecklenburg_County,_North_Carolina Here are the remaining National Historic Registered buildings in Mecklenburg.   (

to replace the all brick  Hall House historic hotel building with a 6 story wood frame construction is a travesty of the biggest magnitude in terms of urban development.  NO other NC city including Ra

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6 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

I am just saying I think getting more units if they are transist accessible is important.  Uptown is the most expensive real estate in town.  Not tyring to segregate anyone. How about this buying some of Levine's land and building a stick built apartment complex which is much cheaper a few blocks away. How about Southend or towards NoDa along the light rail line?  To just get 36 units to say we have affordable housing uptown! is not an answer to the overall shortage of affordable housing.  If the Brooklyn deal falls apart there should a LOT more affodable housing over as the city and county own the land.  There is another uptown option. 

Exactly. We need more units built in dense and transit accessible locations full stop. 

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Much more accurate depiction of big picture and choices around housing.

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article242815616.html

WHERE WILL HOUSING MONEY GO?

Bank of America already has committed $4.2 million, about half the proceeds from selling its land, to fund up to 207 units in affordable housing projects already underway outside of uptown. The money would close funding gaps to make units available faster.

That leaves commissioners to decide how to spend $14.5 million, which comes from the rest of the land sales and $3 million committed by the developer for affordable housing.

County officials presented the commissioners three options, two of which would put affordable units in or adjacent to the Seventh and Tryon development.

The first would use the $14.5 million to build 36 affordable units on site, including 12 for households earning 30% of the area median income, or $23,700 for a family of four.

The second option would bring Inlivian, formerly the Charlotte Housing Authority, back into the mix. Inlivian, which owns land originally included in the Seventh and Tryon project, left the landowners group after disagreements with other landowners about whether the housing authority would sell its land outright or lease it back to the master developer.

County officials and others involved in the project, including Bank of America, planned to move forward without Inlivian or its land, and have previously said the now-smaller footprint would make affordable housing too expensive on site.

County officials offered no details about how Inlivian would be involved under option two.

The third choice, similar to a proposal Seventh and Tryon leaders outlined to The Observer earlier this year, would direct all money from the land sale — $18.7 million — to affordable housing projects outside of uptown already underway.

If all of the money went to outside projects, it would increase the possible units spread across several developments to more than 700, rather than the 200 Bank of America has committed to with its $4.2 million.

Commissioners can also choose to direct money to a combination of the three options.

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1 hour ago, 49er said:

I hope the county commissioners squash this quickly. What I see is the private sector coming in and whining about the cost of renovating a historic structure. Same song we heard with the Polk building.  Odell wants to honor history....blah blah blah "The intent is... to honor that legacy and celebrate that history but at the same time support the new residents,” said Brad Bartholomew of Odell

Except are they the Housing Authority? I am confused about Inlivian’s status. 

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The Addison at McDowell and Morehead, was a residential structure of approximate vintage of Hall House. It fell on harder times and languished until renovated by private partners. Not at all the same as Hall House. But as a comparison the modern communications, lighting, and HVAC required ceilings lowered and tenants say it is one of the things they have to come to terms with. The convenience of Addison, the history, the strong corner presence and Dilworth location sell it sufficiently that it stays leased for business tenants.

Point:  An older building with structural limitations can be renovated for the 21st century.

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I certainly will #typemyconcerns...

This is a ridiculous proposal. CCCP has always included the Hall House preservation In their vision plans. I’d love to see it back to BERINGER glory. Check out this one in Sioux City, it’s a casino conversion, but the exterior is similar and the proposed decor is pretty groovy.
 

https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/warrior-hotel-project-includes-hotel-theater/article_3858f868-bdf5-5acb-b630-9b0ad9424be2.html

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Everyone's right, we need County Commissioners to squash this quickly. Politicians sway with the current right in front of them. The longer this sits out there, the more entrenched they'll become.

Here is the list of County Commissioners to call and email:
https://www.mecknc.gov/CountyManagersOffice/BOCC/Pages/Home.aspx

Here's a map to know which district you live in:

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