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JaMiNNiNeR

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on: July 22, 2017, 09:52:01 am
Entertainment complex planned near campus including a brewery.

http://www.charlottestories.com/massive-new-entertainment-complex-works-university-city/


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Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 12:46:45 pm
Has the site been cleared for grave sites yet? A lot of old graves have been found in the UC area since it started being developed. There are graves near CMS, CMC, all over out there. A lot of slaves and indigent folks laid to rest out that way, away from the city.
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Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 04:24:44 pm
I would not consider it that close to campus.  It's near Ikea off of Univ. City.  I think the land has mostly been cleared already.


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Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 06:38:54 pm
I would not consider it that close to campus.  It's near Ikea off of Univ. City.  I think the land has mostly been cleared already.

Easy light rail trip...


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Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 09:54:27 pm
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Reply #5 on: July 22, 2017, 10:46:46 pm
Wonder if there is enough space for a 2nd Top Golf location?


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Reply #6 on: July 23, 2017, 11:47:09 pm
Tryon is slowing going to become a great road with all the development... still a long way to go but seems a lot of investing going on.  1 question though where are all the less fortunate going to move to?  Seems the city will be pricing all of them out soon.  Hidden Valley may be making a comeback. 


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Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 07:49:55 am
Tryon is slowing going to become a great road with all the development... still a long way to go but seems a lot of investing going on.  1 question though where are all the less fortunate going to move to?  Seems the city will be pricing all of them out soon.  Hidden Valley may be making a comeback.

clt says they will head to concord.


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Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 10:35:44 am
  Hidden Valley may be making a comeback.




Northlake and Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road area is my guess since is still relatively affordable over there. This has been a big probably for the city for a while now NODA, Plaza-Midwood, Wesley Heights, Villa Heights, Wilmore...the list goes on and on.


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Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 11:55:42 am
  Hidden Valley may be making a comeback.




Northlake and Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road area is my guess since is still relatively affordable over there. This has been a big probably for the city for a while now NODA, Plaza-Midwood, Wesley Heights, Villa Heights, Wilmore...the list goes on and on.

I think gentrification is a good thing.  More. More. More.  I am not worried about having more affordable housing.  Every month I realize I live in what seems like unaffordable housing and you should too.
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Reply #10 on: July 24, 2017, 03:42:09 pm
  Hidden Valley may be making a comeback.




Northlake and Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road area is my guess since is still relatively affordable over there. This has been a big probably for the city for a while now NODA, Plaza-Midwood, Wesley Heights, Villa Heights, Wilmore...the list goes on and on.

I think gentrification is a good thing.  More. More. More.  I am not worried about having more affordable housing.  Every month I realize I live in what seems like unaffordable housing and you should too.


Aligns perfectly with an article I was reading earlier:




https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/07/24/quantitative-easing-the-most-opaque-transfer-of-wealth-in-history/


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Reply #11 on: July 24, 2017, 03:58:03 pm
Tryon is slowing going to become a great road with all the development... still a long way to go but seems a lot of investing going on.  1 question though where are all the less fortunate going to move to?  Seems the city will be pricing all of them out soon.  Hidden Valley may be making a comeback.
They seem to be getting priced out of living near campus. I lived at The Edge this year and rent went in two years from around $470 a month to now for new residents $609 a month.
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Reply #13 on: November 21, 2017, 10:04:14 pm
Iím not sure why gas stations, car dealerships, and an entertainment complex is being built right next to the light rail. Wouldnít housing make more sense?


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Reply #14 on: November 21, 2017, 11:06:35 pm
Iím not sure why gas stations, car dealerships, and an entertainment complex is being built right next to the light rail. Wouldnít housing make more sense?

clt says top golf beside the light rail equals profits.


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Reply #15 on: November 21, 2017, 11:59:38 pm
I think Top Golf makes a ton of sense there, its a spot with a lot of traffic and University City is dying for something for students to do during the weekends. But if they really want to capitalize on this land they need to add a couple bars to create a nightlife. A atmosphere students will want to be at so they dont have to go to uptown or NoDa, and a place that 49er fans can go to after a game. I thought i heard a few months ago that there was a plan to use the land for a top golf, rooftops bars, and a brewery.


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Reply #16 on: November 22, 2017, 07:06:16 am
I think Top Golf makes a ton of sense there, its a spot with a lot of traffic and University City is dying for something for students to do during the weekends. But if they really want to capitalize on this land they need to add a couple bars to create a nightlife. A atmosphere students will want to be at so they dont have to go to uptown or NoDa, and a place that 49er fans can go to after a game. I thought i heard a few months ago that there was a plan to use the land for a top golf, rooftops bars, and a brewery.

clt says a chiliís or Applebeeís would be fetch.


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Reply #17 on: November 22, 2017, 07:41:35 am
Way too much retail space in University City that uselessly eats up land near the university that could be used for neighborhoods or office space.

One of the reasons our fan support isnít better is because there arenít nice neighborhoods adjacent to the university. It is difficult to make a midweek basketball game when most of your alumni base lives 20 to 30 miles away. Most of the university faculty and staff donít live nearby either.

Also, instead of the university being surrounded by shuttered big box stores  and old chain restaurants imagine having more land where research related businesses could build right next to the school and develop partnerships.


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Reply #18 on: November 22, 2017, 09:16:56 am
It will probably be 10 years before we experience South End type development near the University light rail station.
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Reply #19 on: November 22, 2017, 11:46:54 am
It will probably be 10 years before we experience South End type development near the University light rail station.
Longer, they keep approving non-transit and pedestrian -oriented development like automalls, storage places, retail that doesn't face the sidewalk and has huge parking lots.


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Reply #20 on: January 16, 2018, 09:09:03 pm
It's officially announced that Top Golfs second location will be located at the entertainment district near IKEA/light rail station. I think this is great for the uni area, that will draw ppl from uptown/Southend. Even more reason to spruce up the boardwalks area and the street level presence of N Tryon and around CRI. The boardwalk and surrounding area needs a major overhaul. Needs more mixed use stuff...retail, office, UNCC on campus hotel will help. I said in another thread, there needs to be a reason for ppl uptown and South charlotte to come. Top Golf, potential brewery, and a "downtown" strolling district along tryon could be a good start. I think a byproduct of all this potential could improve gameday attendance to sporting events. Most ppl who live uptown/Southend, etc have no reason to come to the university area...light rail will be game changing along with the development it spurs.


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Reply #21 on: January 17, 2018, 06:01:37 am
I was really looking forward to the used car dealerships that were supposed to go there


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Reply #22 on: January 17, 2018, 06:20:05 am
It's officially announced that Top Golfs second location will be located at the entertainment district near IKEA/light rail station. I think this is great for the uni area, that will draw ppl from uptown/Southend. Even more reason to spruce up the boardwalks area and the street level presence of N Tryon and around CRI. The boardwalk and surrounding area needs a major overhaul. Needs more mixed use stuff...retail, office, UNCC on campus hotel will help. I said in another thread, there needs to be a reason for ppl uptown and South charlotte to come. Top Golf, potential brewery, and a "downtown" strolling district along tryon could be a good start. I think a byproduct of all this potential could improve gameday attendance to sporting events. Most ppl who live uptown/Southend, etc have no reason to come to the university area...light rail will be game changing along with the development it spurs.

Good post


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Reply #23 on: January 17, 2018, 08:44:30 am
clt says Boone is a candidate to get a papa johns, but it doesnít look good.


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Reply #24 on: January 17, 2018, 10:23:05 am
With the light rail coming to campus and the entertainment complex being added close to campus why not try to host the CUSA basketball tournament in Halton in a few years?


 

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