It appears that the Charlotte Knights have installed a "Home Plate" on the proposed location for their stadium. This coming on the heels of the announcement of Romare Bearden Park groundbreaking on September 2nd, and the county commissioners giving the Knights 10 more months to line up financing for a planned baseball stadium in Third Ward.
This is mostly a publicity ploy in my estimation but it is exciting to see some activity taking place at the site.
During the height of the condo building boom, a local developer had an option (maybe still does?) on the parcel on the southwest corner of MLK, Jr. Blvd. and South Graham Street nestled against the Duke Energy parking garage. Interestingly the project has the code name "Home Plate"!