{advertisement="MMFP"} First Ward Urban Village / North Tryon Vision Plan - Page 153 - Charlotte - UrbanPlanet.org Jump to content

uptownliving

First Ward Urban Village / North Tryon Vision Plan

Recommended Posts


On 1/8/2021 at 8:05 AM, KJHburg said:

that I know some will never go into shelters as they don't want to abide by their rules etc.  However we can not have people camping on state owned right away. 

Agreed...that would be a good question to ask the NCDOT...they have been dealing with homeless camping sites on their property for probably a century if not longer. So far NCDOT has not requested to have the homeless removed from their property so that ties the city's hands to only use voluntary means to get them to a better place. As soon as NCDOT requests it the city can use mandatory means to remove them from the property. 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's no good reason why the state and city should not build housing-first housing on that land, or intentionally make it happen on any other publicly owned land. Unfortunately un-housedness is treated an acceptable by-product of our society. An initiative like that would perhaps do better if waited until after the UDO is completed, but if activists/officials mentioned it it could be used as a cudgel against the UDO by the gen pop. 

Edited by SgtCampsalot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Robbie Charlotte said:

This might be a silly comment, but I stopped by the new public library on South Boulevard on Saturday.  At the site is a one-story, single-use structure with a parking lot.  I thought to myself, given the urgent need for housing, couldn't this have been a multi-story building with affordable apartments up top and a ground floor library and coffee shop?  

Yea, especially given the synergies that would come with a library/affordable housing together, it is criminal that we have any single story libraries in this city.  Even just having a second floor with a few apartments would be better than nothing (and not crazy expensive since I think you can have a second floor without elevator and still be ADA compliant).  

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, NYtoCLT said:

Yea, especially given the synergies that would come with a library/affordable housing together, it is criminal that we have any single story libraries in this city.  Even just having a second floor with a few apartments would be better than nothing (and not crazy expensive since I think you can have a second floor without elevator and still be ADA compliant).  

This branch is in leased space. The  library had to  vacate their previous location and couldn't  wait on the lengthy process for a new building. I'm sure the area will see a new county owned  building in the corridor in the next 10 years.  But I agree  the city specifically has  missed the mark with their new police stations and  citizen service centers being uninspiring single use buildings. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/11/2021 at 12:52 PM, Robbie Charlotte said:

This might be a silly comment, but I stopped by the new public library on South Boulevard on Saturday.  At the site is a one-story, single-use structure with a parking lot.  I thought to myself, given the urgent need for housing, couldn't this have been a multi-story building with affordable apartments up top and a ground floor library and coffee shop?  

Absolutely.  Check this out.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/real-estate/ct-affordable-housing-libraries-0728-20190719-5kwcmtfycjbypjrabtvytulpia-story.html

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great idea from Miami and I do know Camp Northend is doing this.  Now where can we find acres and acres of land in uptown where this could happen and what goodwill it will create?  Mr Levine do you have any such properties within the uptown loop and help contribute to the rebirth of uptown Charlotte? Any vacant property?? 

In Downtown Miami, A Drive-In Movie Theater Called Nite Owl Is Now Open On Property Owned By The Estefans – The Next Miami

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.