Is North Hills Development appropriate here Leo? Not downtown, but will have nearly 70% as much retail and residential space as the current DT core when its built out. Let me know if you want to keep this stuff off your page.
Clear-cutting has begun on site, this mixed used area will not be as dense as North Hills East, but will still sport multiple office towers and residential areas. Lighter on the retail space.
Would it be a problem for a dedicated North Hills thread, which would contain all North Hills news and discussion?
What happens in North Hills often directly affects downtown, in terms of developments, office space, retail, and restaurants. Not to mention it may have more tsll buildings than downtown soon. Also, there’s several sceanrios where North Hills could become more connected to downtown in the decade to come.
I just figure if topics involving North Hills keep coming up periodically, it would be nice to have a place to keep that contained but still discussed, if people are interested.
North Hills serves a purpose, but is a SUBURBAN mixed use development. Most cities have these anti-downtown developments for those who must park within 50 feet of their destination. Suburban projects such as PNC Arena, NCMA, and, yes, Cameron Village have hindered development of our downtown through the decades. Kane is developing downtown now, but his emphasis is North Hills.
I like the idea of a North Hills-specific thread (maybe a Midtown thread so it includes the Wake Forest Rd. projects like Wegmans), but that’s it. I definitely don’t think individual projects in North Hills merit their own threads in a DTR-specific blog, but since there is a push/pull factor between DTR and Midtown, it might be worth talking about it off to the side. I say this as someone who wants both areas to succeed.