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emf

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Reply #25 on: May 03, 2017, 11:20:45 am
Just watched a Facebook Live presentation. Couple interesting bits are that the JW Clay/UNC Charlotte bridge will be lit like Duke Energy for special occasions, and that there will be signs on the Interstate indicating if a parking deck is full or not.


So baby blue instead of green.  Got it.


By the way, how predictable was it that they would not use that brand new overhead pedestrian bridge to advertise in some way, shape or form that a nearly 30,000 student public university with D1 football and basketball exists literally across the street?


The [university city parters logo]universityCity[unc charlotte crown logo] thing might be the most confusing and ridiculous bit of "branding" I've ever seen. 


Every time they have an opportunity, they just dig a deeper hole.
It's hard to see, too.  I'm hoping the new CRI entrance will make more of a statement on Tryon.


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Reply #26 on: May 03, 2017, 03:14:52 pm
Just watched a Facebook Live presentation. Couple interesting bits are that the JW Clay/UNC Charlotte bridge will be lit like Duke Energy for special occasions, and that there will be signs on the Interstate indicating if a parking deck is full or not.


So baby blue instead of green.  Got it.


By the way, how predictable was it that they would not use that brand new overhead pedestrian bridge to advertise in some way, shape or form that a nearly 30,000 student public university with D1 football and basketball exists literally across the street?


The [university city parters logo]universityCity[unc charlotte crown logo] thing might be the most confusing and ridiculous bit of "branding" I've ever seen. 


Every time they have an opportunity, they just dig a deeper hole.
It's hard to see, too.  I'm hoping the new CRI entrance will make more of a statement on Tryon.


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Reply #29 on: August 08, 2017, 05:50:12 pm
Soccer needs a BLUE LINE similar to hockey to better define offsides.  ⚽️🏒

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Reply #30 on: August 08, 2017, 07:09:21 pm
clt says it is nice to see the green at our station.


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Reply #31 on: August 08, 2017, 08:44:53 pm
I would consider using the blue line since I live in UCity and work uptown but if I have to pay for parking in the deck that might be a dealbreaker.


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Reply #32 on: August 08, 2017, 09:31:24 pm
I would consider using the blue line since I live in UCity and work uptown but if I have to pay for parking in the deck that might be a dealbreaker.
it made it seem like monthly pass holders wouldn't have to pay to park.

This is likely a way to deter students from parking for free and hopping on the train for 1 or 2 stops without paying.

In the past the plan was for the parking to be free with a paid train ticket.


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Reply #33 on: August 09, 2017, 08:33:43 am
I would consider using the blue line since I live in UCity and work uptown but if I have to pay for parking in the deck that might be a dealbreaker.
it made it seem like monthly pass holders wouldn't have to pay to park.

This is likely a way to deter students from parking for free and hopping on the train for 1 or 2 stops without paying.

clt says our students are too fat to hop.

In the past the plan was for the parking to be free with a paid train ticket.


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Reply #34 on: December 12, 2017, 02:39:45 pm
You got your Christmas card from Phil and Lisa too, right?  :)  It had a pop-up of the Light Rail.

Separating this from the current vitriol, I believe the Light Rail is going to be bigger than can be imagined for our school.

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Reply #35 on: December 28, 2017, 10:52:28 am
Read an article this morning in the Charlotte Business Journal about probable new townhomes in Elizabeth built by Pulte, but what caught my eye is that Pulte is building townhomes by the Scaleybark Blue Line station starting at $365,000, and on South Blvd at $435,000.  The timing could not be better for the Light Rail extension to be coming to the University area with respect to the economy.  Developers are going to have cash and favorable tax rates that make projects very attractive, and with unemployment going down, more first time homebuyers are going to feel secure enough to buy something.  This may drive development at a speed that the first leg of the Light Rail did not see.  Let's hope that developers drive the City Planners to do the right things.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article191854369.html
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Reply #36 on: December 28, 2017, 11:18:14 am
It would be nice to see some of the vacant big box retail space demolished around the University Lake area and more residential mixed use space developed. I would love to see a Birkdale Village like development near UNC Charlotte.


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Reply #37 on: December 28, 2017, 12:29:40 pm
It would be nice to see some of the vacant big box retail space demolished around the University Lake area and more residential mixed use space developed. I would love to see a Birkdale Village like development near UNC Charlotte.

That would be such a boon for that area. Here's hoping UCP are wise enough to push that agenda.


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Reply #38 on: December 28, 2017, 01:36:46 pm
It would be nice to see some of the vacant big box retail space demolished around the University Lake area and more residential mixed use space developed. I would love to see a Birkdale Village like development near UNC Charlotte.

That would be such a boon for that area. Here's hoping UCP are wise enough to push that agenda.

http://amp.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article119800658.html


 

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