Nov. 19 headlines: See more detailed plans for the Common Market/Food Truck Friday lot

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Art Plaza Perspective (Tryon and Camden)

Last week, we learned a little bit about the new plans for a development on the South End lot that is currently home to Food Truck Friday (which will have a new home) and Common Market.

Now we have even more detailed plans of the office building that will rest between Park, Camden and Tryon.

First, the quick facts:

– Cousins Properties is developing the site as an office building for Dimensional Fund Advisors.

– The original plans were called too suburban by some. Now, each corner will be branded — such as the “art plaza” at Tryon and Camden — and the facade is intended to be more distinctive and less “office park-y.”

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– Executives say they want local businesses in the ground floor retail spaces, hoping to add to the character of the neighborhood, not sterilize it.

– City Council will hold a public hearing on the plans on Dec. 14.

Now for the renderings:

Festival Square (Camden)
Festival Square (Camden)
Landing Spot Perspective (Tryon and Park)
Landing Spot Perspective (Tryon and Park)
Art Plaza Perspective (Tryon and Camden)
Art Plaza Perspective (Tryon and Camden)
Park elevation
Park elevation
Tryon elevation
Tryon elevation
Camden elevation
Camden elevation

In other headlines …

– You get a toll lane! And you get a toll lane! Everyone gets a toll lane! Just days after construction started on the controversial I-77 toll lanes, the N.C. DOT is expected to award a contract for toll lanes on I-485, between 77 and 74 in south Charlotte.

– In a move that could pave the way for a vibrant new uptown development, the city of Charlotte and the General Services Administration are swapping a surface parking lot, currently owned by the federal government, in exchange for the Jonas Federal Courthouse at 401 W. Trade St., currently owned by the city.

– Remember that idea in which certain areas of town could be off limits to people arrested or convicted? The CMPD public safety committee voted against moving forward with the idea, and Chief Kerr Putney said he didn’t think it was a good idea.

– A made-to-order pizza concept called Project Pie is coming to South End and a new food truck that launched Wednesday called Twisted Eats serves items made only with Wooden Robot beer.

– Will Cam Newton dance again if he scores a touchdown in the Panthers next game? “What’s today? Wednesday? I think we’re going to have to find that out on Sunday.”

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