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Old 03-11-2017, 06:46 PM
 
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The river will be the seller.
Nobody ever seems to mention the giant coal powerplant directly across the river.

Last thing I'd want to live near or look at.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:11 PM
 
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Nobody ever seems to mention the giant coal powerplant directly across the river. Last thing I'd want to live near or look at.
2 decades from now, in general what's the likelihood giant coal power plants exist - especially very close to large metro areas in developed nations? Kick it up a notch with plans for a rather substantive residential real estate, odds on the current giant power plant existing? Without betting the house, ...
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:22 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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2 decades from now, in general what's the likelihood giant coal power plants exist - especially very close to large metro areas in developed nations? Kick it up a notch with plans for a rather substantive residential real estate, odds on the current giant power plant existing? Without betting the house, ...
Duke is phasing out coal plants. They are looking at natural gas.
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I thought this may help -- info on the River District from the Chamber of Commerce.

https://charlottechamber.com/index.p...rDistrict_3_17
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:01 PM
 
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Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:12 PM
 
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The river will be the seller.
Yes, but if you look at the map, the area will have access at points but a large mid section, plus the entire northern section will not butt up to the river. Appears a large number of property owners held out and are not included in this "district."
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:16 PM
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Location: Gaston County
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Yes, but if you look at the map, the area will have access at points but a large mid section, plus the entire northern section will not butt up to the river. Appears a large number of property owners held out and are not included in this "district."
Excellent.

That part of west Charlotte is beautiful, largely untouched, and devoid of traffic.

As to the development itself, I hope the State bolsters that section of 485 with an extra two travel lanes in each direction before development takes place. Also on my wish list is that the entire development be arranged in such a way as to work around light rail.

Please keep Ballantyne in mind:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/new...llantyneAerial

The logic behind the City's planning is seriously flawed:

"Roads encourage sprawl" (this is true)

"Let's build bike lanes all over the place" (the majority of folks won't use them year round)

"Let's incorporate live/work/play districts; people will live in close proximity to work, which will keep traffic down" (it's unlikely that people headed by two adults will work in the same area)

Ballantyne is an auto dependent development. It cannot be retrofitted to accept light rail, nor can South Park. Either design the River District around mass transit, or equip the area to handle vehicular traffic.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:31 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Excellent.

That part of west Charlotte is beautiful, largely untouched, and devoid of traffic.

As to the development itself, I hope the State bolsters that section of 485 with an extra two travel lanes in each direction before development takes place. Also on my wish list is that the entire development be arranged in such a way as to work around light rail.

Please keep Ballantyne in mind:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/new...llantyneAerial

The logic behind the City's planning is seriously flawed:

"Roads encourage sprawl" (this is true)

"Let's build bike lanes all over the place" (the majority of folks won't use them year round)

"Let's incorporate live/work/play districts; people will live in close proximity to work, which will keep traffic down" (it's unlikely that people headed by two adults will work in the same area)

Ballantyne is an auto dependent development. It cannot be retrofitted to accept light rail, nor can South Park. Either design the River District around mass transit, or equip the area to handle vehicular traffic.
Bike lanes are a good thing. Yes, a majority will use cars, but if a safe bike option is given, many people will use that option. Unless there's a blizzard or an ice storm, a surprising number of people will use the option year round.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:20 PM
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Location: Gaston County
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Bike lanes are a good thing. Yes, a majority will use cars, but if a safe bike option is given, many people will use that option. Unless there's a blizzard or an ice storm, a surprising number of people will use the option year round.
I am not saying this to be argumentative , but a climate controlled light rail is a good replacement for automobile use. Many years ago I was in an environment where I found myself outdoors, often, in a jacket and tie. My employer mandated the jacket and tie during hot summer months, and that short experience stayed with me.

Summers in Charlotte are hot and run long. I am not against bicycling, and in urbanized areas (e.g. downtown, South End, etc.), it might even be practical. My issue is that the City is banking on bicycling as a major form of transportation, an unproven option in America, for a good number of people. If the City is right - good. But if they're not, they will have created a mess that will be cost prohibitive to fix.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:09 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I am not saying this to be argumentative , but a climate controlled light rail is a good replacement for automobile use. Many years ago I was in an environment where I found myself outdoors, often, in a jacket and tie. My employer mandated the jacket and tie during hot summer months, and that short experience stayed with me.

Summers in Charlotte are hot and run long. I am not against bicycling, and in urbanized areas (e.g. downtown, South End, etc.), it might even be practical. My issue is that the City is banking on bicycling as a major form of transportation, an unproven option in America, for a good number of people. If the City is right - good. But if they're not, they will have created a mess that will be cost prohibitive to fix.
I think that light rail would be good. We need a change in Raleigh to have any certainty, though. Giving the bike option is a good thing. You'll be surprised at how many use it. I know. I've seen regular people on regular bikes & motor bikes in Philadelphia, on blistering hot days with ghastly humidity, & freezing cold days too.
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