Reconnecting Communities: Untangling Nashville’s Freeway Mess

Nashville sits at the intersections of I-65, I-40, and I-24 making it one of the biggest freight corridors in the country. It also ranks as one of the of the biggest major freight bottleneck areas with greater than 65,000 annual truck hours of delay per mile. Existing Conditions Much of this has to do withContinue reading “Reconnecting Communities: Untangling Nashville’s Freeway Mess”

Four-Plex Featuring Varied Unit Sizes

This four-plex features two duplex type units plus two ADU’s in the rear. 11/27 Updated Sketch: Same basic principles with updated stair placements in main two units to minimize wasted hall space. Unit One Unit one is 2300 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, an office, loft, 2 porches and a rooftop terrace. TheContinue reading “Four-Plex Featuring Varied Unit Sizes”

Reconnecting Communities: Langford Pkwy

My reconnecting communities series continues in Southwest Atlanta with Langford Pkwy. Catch up with the other reconnecting community plans I’ve examined to date: Durham Freeway, I-277 Charlotte, I-20 East Atlanta Full Build I-20 West Atlanta Interim Plan MARTA recently published plans to revitalize the Campbellton Road corridor in Southwest Atlanta. While plans initially called for Light RailContinue reading “Reconnecting Communities: Langford Pkwy”

City of Raleigh Quickly Implementing Approved Traffic Changes

Recently, the City of Raleigh approved changes in the Downtown core to increase safety for all users. All streets within Downtown will have their speed limits reduced to 25 MPH, right turns on red will be restricted, and dual turn lanes will be eliminated. These changes will even take affect on the Downtown streets thatContinue reading “City of Raleigh Quickly Implementing Approved Traffic Changes”

Reconnecting Communities: West Atlanta Interim Plan

My reconnecting communities series continues in West Atlanta with some relatively “quick” build projects to help bridge together neighborhoods severed by the construction of I-20. Catch up with the other reconnecting community plans I’ve examined to date: Durham Freeway, I-277 Charlotte, I-20 East Atlanta Full Build I-20 West of Downtown Atlanta snakes through historically BlackContinue reading “Reconnecting Communities: West Atlanta Interim Plan”

October 2022 Wendell Falls Construction Tour

The weather and housing market has cooled, but not construction! Treelight Square Dining District Work is complete on the exteriors of the first group of buildings (Phase 1A). The Smiling Turtle is just about complete, while Don Beto’s and Falls Local have been busy with their interior framing. Phase 1B continues it’s exterior build andContinue reading “October 2022 Wendell Falls Construction Tour”

Week One Parade of Homes Review

3029 Churchill Road Located in West Raleigh’s wooded mansion areas this home features incredible finishes and a wonderful pool but the exterior and finishes weren’t my style. Other missed opportunities for me are lack of upper porch with the flat roofs and location. Despite being “in town” there are no sidewalks or things to walkContinue reading “Week One Parade of Homes Review”

Making the Case for Car Free Weekends in Glenwood South

Glenwood South is the nightlife hotspot for Raleigh. Every Friday and Saturday nights Glenwood Ave transforms into a gridlocked mess full of cars cruising and throngs of people on narrow sidewalks. This Google Typical Traffic map shows how congested the area gets on Saturday nights. Currently the setup of Glenwood contains two travel lanes withContinue reading “Making the Case for Car Free Weekends in Glenwood South”

September 2022 Wendell Development Updates

As Wendell continues to grow and thrive, it appears that we may finally be on the cusp on of attracting larger scale mixed-use developments instead of just subdivisions. Here’s a rundown of some of the big things we have to look forward to. Click here for an interactive look at all things coming – andContinue reading “September 2022 Wendell Development Updates”