Hello! This is Lynnsy Logue The Real Estate Lady and Condo CanDo in Charlotte NC
Thursday, a Time For Favorites…
Favorites have included the very first condominium in Charlotte, Gaynor Arms; a first and a favorite, Center City Green recently announced because it is creative, progressive and green; a favored builder, Brian Speas, because he is the epitome of a fine builder and good person. “So now what??, you’re thinking. You know what I like…I like many of the ways Charlotte is changing and many of the ways Charlotte is constant. Change is 400 North Church with it’s green center island…when it was new and exciting at the time. The main streets, Trade and Tryon, in Charlotte or at least six blocks in each direction of the square had been torn up and remade.Curbs, street lights, bus stops, streets, sidewalks, all rebuilt, Only a handful of cities in the world have ever undertaken that project. Constant is The Poplar in Fourth Ward, once apartments that were converted to condominiums and how The Poplar’s grace and charm harken back to my visits to New York City. Change is Ivey’s Department store when it was renovated into condos…very large condos with large storefront windows and no terraces or balconies and what seems like bridges to some of the units. Constant and change how The Square has evolved to be the traffic cop of all the condo towers and high-rises in UptownCharlotteCenterCity. Change in how Earle Village (subsidized housing) in First Ward has become the Garden District wrapping around the Afro-American Cultural Center and how many of the condos overlook the freeway…and change in how Piedmont Courts (high crime-low rent) is being totally transformed as a gateway to Central Avenue and The Plaza…Change thrives on Central Avenue as condos spring up and through Plaza Midwood. Constant are the wide boulevards and tree canopies in Plaza Midwood, MyersPark, Elizabeth, Dilworth, WesleyHeights. Change is how FreedomPark becomes more charming and constant is how much the lake and park and playing fields are loved by old timers and new comers alike. Unfortunately, we are constantly tearing down what is old and historic…or cutting down trees, or changing the threads of the fabric that made our tapestry wondrous to produce the change some think will be more appealing. In some cases, that works…I look at South Boulevard and the impact of the light rail and the profusion of condos and apartments from South End on out towards Pineville.
Charlotte is constantly changing, growing, envisioning. I can see favorites both in looking back and imagining tomorrow.
Lynnsy Logue The Real Estate Lady and Condo CanDo in Charlotte NC