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Ballantyne wants to keep out mixed-income housing. Thoughts?

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I bet husker complains to the store mgr at Food Lion when they have a reset and now ice cream on the left side of the bldg instead of the right.

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Those aren't trees those are green cell-phone towers.

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All of the hate of Ballantyne comes from people who can't afford to live there. Those see anyone living there as elitist and evil.

MadHatter, it's the Obama way. They are just following the presidents lead.

:hurray:I just knew I could get an Obama smack in this thread somewhere!!

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I just wanna know 2 things.

When is this pig farm gonna happen in the South Park area so we can get some really fresh bacon.

Two, it's pretty much a proven fact that Ballantyne = Stepford. Almost Baxterish.

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I bet husker complains to the store mgr at Food Lion when they have a reset and now ice cream on the left side of the bldg instead of the right.

Food Lions do not exist in Ballentyne.

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I just wanna know 2 things.

When is this pig farm gonna happen in the South Park area so we can get some really fresh bacon.

Two, it's pretty much a proven fact that Ballantyne = Stepford. Almost Baxterish.

Baxter is so much more lame. At least in Ballantyne the people really are rich. In Baxter, they are playing rich.

With their stupid BAX car window stickers.

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I'm fairly certain there's some really nice real estate near Quail Hollow country club off of Park Road that could easily be turned into Low Income housing.

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I bet Harris would sell to anyone willing to pay at this point.

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I'm fairly certain there's some really nice real estate near Quail Hollow country club off of Park Road that could easily be turned into Low Income housing.

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There is?

Bare in mind the flood plain law as well.

Space is running out in Charlotte, and the City of Charlotte is constrained by Charlotte's SoI, Ballantyne happens to have space.

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Ballantyne is nice, there's no doubt about that. My problem is the attitude of lots of people that live there. When I say I want to live close to the city people who live in Ballantyne will say 'ew why don't you want to live somewhere nice?' and their ignorance really gets under my skin. I know everyone out there isn't like that though. And my dislike of the place has nothing to do with income - I grew up in Eastover(the house has appreciated about 700K since we moved in mid 90s).

I'll stand by my original statement that Ballantyne is a castle made of sand. If you have to worry about section 8 housing killing your home value then your home didn't have much value in the first place. If you look at all the things people like about Ballantyne you'll see it's all based on perception. Traffic is bad close to downtown on weekdays 9-5 - traffic is bad in Ballantyne/University/whatever ALL the time. Crime is really no better in the suburbs than people think.

The place just doesn't have any character either. I much rather live in a older house in Dilworth, Elizabeth, Chantilly, NoDa, etc. I'm living out by the university right now and I hate it. I'll be closing on a house in Cotswold next month and it can't come fast enough.

I'm sure there are lots of great people that live in Ballantyne(I know some great people that live there). I'll just love watching all the faux snobs squirm from have low income people living close by - the kind of fake rich that would rather look like they're rich than actually be rich.

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Has anyone thought that is also forced gerrymandering? The govt is able to add or subtract and dilute a voting block at the stroke of a pen?

Doesn't sound like it's trying to do the right thing and give these folks a hand up. How many are also going to work in Ballantyne? Wouldn't it make sense to know that # instead of taking people further away from their job and either add to the commute costs or..hmm, shocker, they have no choice but to use public trans.

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OMGZ THEY'RE TRYING TO GET INTO STARBUCKZ!!!!!

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