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Old 02-03-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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If you got the Mercer newsletter regarding the Jones-Lee house, note that Mayor Connelly and Councilman Bell addressed the matter over Facebook, and that there is utterly no intention to raze the home. The town is considering relocating the house (since densifying in the downtown area is a higher and better use of the land), but such an action (a) is common with historic homes and (b) under no circumstances requires demolition. The newsletter is fearmongering at its worst.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Neighbors express concerns about proposed Winterville greenway - Daily Reflector
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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NIMBYism at its finest. Also, the drugs/crime connection with greenways has been so thoroughly discredited it's laughable. Greenways raise property values and make communities more attractive for existing and prospective residents.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:44 AM
 
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NIMBYism at its finest. Also, the drugs/crime connection with greenways has been so thoroughly discredited it's laughable. Greenways raise property values and make communities more attractive for existing and prospective residents.
Exactly. What the Town should do is start the Greenway at Boyd Lee and move toward town, skipping the neighborhoods that don't want it. Then those people will wonder why their neighborhoods are losing value while others nearby are gaining.

Tell the neighborhood they are being skipped and I bet the silent majority comes out to support it.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:23 AM
 
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If you got the Mercer newsletter regarding the Jones-Lee house, note that Mayor Connelly and Councilman Bell addressed the matter over Facebook, and that there is utterly no intention to raze the home. The town is considering relocating the house (since densifying in the downtown area is a higher and better use of the land), but such an action (a) is common with historic homes and (b) under no circumstances requires demolition. The newsletter is fearmongering at its worst.
Mercer still at it I see.... Not surprised.

Also, with regard to the Winterville greenway... Greenways are highly valued commodities these days. I am amazed at some folks opposition to progress.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Just disappointed in him more than anything else. If you follow the history of the building, the city owns the land has stated that if it's not able to get buyers, it'll raze it. With that said, Taft-Ward has been working towards a plan since at least 2015 (note the timing; our previous council could have pushed this matter further and overlooked it) to develop the land and relocate the home.

The only silver lining to Mercer's piece: if he intended for it to motivate people interested in historic preservation to continue to push both Taft/Ward and the city. With that said, I don't think that was his motivation--it read like a hit piece on Connelly--and I'm really disappointed in him.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Greenville
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NIMBYism at its finest. Also, the drugs/crime connection with greenways has been so thoroughly discredited it's laughable. Greenways raise property values and make communities more attractive for existing and prospective residents.

Sounds like most opposition is based on simple fear of their homes. ...worried they would have to put in blinds......really??? That's a concern? Sounds like South Hall elite when an expanded road was considered there.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Greenville
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If you got the Mercer newsletter regarding the Jones-Lee house, note that Mayor Connelly and Councilman Bell addressed the matter over Facebook, and that there is utterly no intention to raze the home. The town is considering relocating the house (since densifying in the downtown area is a higher and better use of the land), but such an action (a) is common with historic homes and (b) under no circumstances requires demolition. The newsletter is fearmongering at its worst.

Do you have a link to the Mercer piece?
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:25 PM
 
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Not exactly a Greenville development, but Representative Walter B. Jones has passed away.

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/po...225147640.html
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