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Old 05-25-2018, 09:36 PM
 
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I hope things slow down soon. I really don't want Charlotte to turn into another Atlanta.

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Old 05-25-2018, 10:53 PM
 
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I hope things slow down soon. I really don't want Charlotte to turn into another Atlanta.
It won't as far as feeling like a true major American city.

Raleigh-Durham and Atlanta and Charlotte have all doubled in population since 1990 and Raleigh and Atlanta don't feel any different from back then.

NCDOT projects the NC part of Charlotte's metro population to be 2.9 million in 2040.

So add 500,000 more for SC's portion and you've got 3.4 million in 2040.

That is a little over half of Atlanta's population today of 6 million.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:33 AM
 
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It won't as far as feeling like a true major American city.

Raleigh-Durham and Atlanta and Charlotte have all doubled in population since 1990 and Raleigh and Atlanta don't feel any different from back then.

NCDOT projects the NC part of Charlotte's metro population to be 2.9 million in 2040.

So add 500,000 more for SC's portion and you've got 3.4 million in 2040.

That is a little over half of Atlanta's population today of 6 million.

A true major American city. Does any city in the southern US including Texas feel like a “real major American city” ?
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:52 AM
 
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I was down in ATL (Buckhead) in January for a weekend. Charlotte isn't even close to the traffic ATL has.

That said, yes- CLT's infrastructure can't handle the traffic today.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:02 PM
 
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It won't as far as feeling like a true major American city.
architect77, How do you define 1) "true major American city"? and 2) "feeling like a true major American city"?
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:16 AM
 
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architect77, How do you define 1) "true major American city"? and 2) "feeling like a true major American city"?


I think people who say things like that have some idea that real American cities are basically modeled after the northeast. Like Long island type density and blocks. I wouldnít ever want to live in Long Island looking places or all those hundreds of houses ringing downtown Philly.


The southern cities are obviously not like that and Iím sorta glad because I personally prefer the beauty of southern cities versus the block by block houses like in Philadelphia, Long Island, etc. Charlotte is a very beautiful city and itís not wonder so many northern transplants flock to Charlotte and other southern cities: beyond low cost of living, the beauty of southern cities is itself desirable.
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:17 PM
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I hope things slow down soon. I really don't want Charlotte to turn into another Atlanta.
Your post actually speaks to an issue that I have often thought about: why the headlong rush to grow Charlotte?

The upside of growth: the hope of upward mobility; diversity; better facilities.

The downside of growth: traffic; cost of living pushing upward; the loss of small town civility; greater strain on natural resources.

The degree to which Charlotte attracts world cultures sometimes surprises me, and a diverse population makes for a rich and fulfilling life.

Yet the costs associated with growth are undeniably high. I sometimes marvel at the degree to which Charlotte's suburbs will vie for newcomers, the consequence of which will (likely) be the permanent loss of Southern hospitality/virtues.
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:36 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I think people who say things like that have some idea that real American cities are basically modeled after the northeast. Like Long island type density and blocks. I wouldn’t ever want to live in Long Island looking places or all those hundreds of houses ringing downtown Philly.


The southern cities are obviously not like that and I’m sorta glad because I personally prefer the beauty of southern cities versus the block by block houses like in Philadelphia, Long Island, etc. Charlotte is a very beautiful city and it’s not wonder so many northern transplants flock to Charlotte and other southern cities: beyond low cost of living, the beauty of southern cities is itself desirable.
Are you drawing a comparison of Philadelphia & Long Island? Have you been to Philadelphia? The downtown area of Philadelphia has been known as Center City for over 50 years. By saying that houses ring Center City, you're implying that there's housing in the Delaware River.
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:57 PM
 
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Are you drawing a comparison of Philadelphia & Long Island? Have you been to Philadelphia? The downtown area of Philadelphia has been known as Center City for over 50 years. By saying that houses ring Center City, you're implying that there's housing in the Delaware River.

Iím not going to name streets and blocks and areas. I dislike Philadelphia. I donít want to know philadelphia that well but itís very clear when you go there, itís block after block after block of homes surrounding the place with big skyscrapers....
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:19 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Iím not going to name streets and blocks and areas. I dislike Philadelphia. I donít want to know philadelphia that well but itís very clear when you go there, itís block after block after block of homes surrounding the place with big skyscrapers....
Apparently you're unaware of the squares, Independence Mall, & most of all, Fairmont Park. Carry on. Enjoy.
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