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Old 09-26-2013, 05:28 PM
 
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You are correct. A local plastic surgeon bought it. So no apartment-style, B&B, or any other kind of business.

I would love to see more of that type of redevelopment over there.
This is the same family that purchased the Third Street School.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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This is the same family that purchased the Third Street School.
You are also correct. He has a couple of properties around.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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An update on the 10th Street Connector project.

The DOT has been buying and demolishing houses along Farmville Boulevard. DOT officials say 12 of the 14 remaining homes scheduled for demolition will be torn down this week. The other 2 are still occupied.


We are making progress, little by little.


Greenville Residents: DOT Project Created Eyesore, Safety Issues
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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An update on the 10th Street Connector project.

The DOT has been buying and demolishing houses along Farmville Boulevard. DOT officials say 12 of the 14 remaining homes scheduled for demolition will be torn down this week. The other 2 are still occupied.


We are making progress, little by little.


Greenville Residents: DOT Project Created Eyesore, Safety Issues
Unfortunately, you have to turn a neighborhood upside down in order to improve it...and there is no doubt that this project will improve that neighborhood (all of West Greenville)...through addition by subtraction.

Not only will this project rid a low income area of many substandard structures, it will also provide a clear barrier between two neighborhoods, marginalizing potential blight and allowing for improvements within them to have a real impact. It also reduces the density of the area, which was not favorable in how it existed. Finally, the project is eliminating substandard commercial structures where shady businesses can operate and helps increase the value of underutilized commercial structures in the area as well as in the city as a whole. The Dickinson/Myrtle Ave corridor is the worst in the city now...now that W 5th St (MLK) has had an initiative. As soon as this project moves from demolition to construction as the City continues with its redevelopment effort, I predict we will see a highly improved area from what we saw a year ago. These residents will have to be patient...its probably a 5 year process and it is only a year and a half in....there will be headaches along the way.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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Remember When Antiques has moved from Dickinson Ave to Simpson. The now vacated store on Dickinson is the other, less talked-about property CommunitySmith purchased. It's close to the GoScience center, but not too far from the bankruptcy court, so I'm thinking an attorney's office could be in the works here.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Oakwood starts expansion project

The Oakwood School broke ground Friday on a $1.65 million expansion.

The Oakwood Campus Master Expansion will nearly double the size of the Upper School and increase room in the school’s multipurpose hall, according to Oakwood marketing and communication director Donnarie Hales.

Agnes Monk Hall will be expanded to add space for the arts department, as well as a lab for Lower School science, a permanent home for Lower School and Middle School Spanish, a dedicated weight room for athletes, a larger extended day room, additional administration offices, and a meeting space for parents.

The Upper School expansion will double the size of the existing building and provide five new classrooms, a science lab and a student lounge area.

“This is the 18th year of record enrollment, now was the time to take a step forward,” she said. “The expansion does not come as a want, but as a need to accommodate the study body we have now, with a little growing room for the future.”

Rob Peterson, Oakwood’s head of schools, said the construction project is “a dream come true.”

“The most exciting day of my five-year tenure at the school came last May when the board of trustees approved the vast scope of this building project,” he said. “I am thrilled that our outstanding teachers will soon be rewarded with state-of-the-art facilities that will allow them to continue to offer our students an exceptional education.”

There are 398 students enrolled at the kindergarten through 12th grade school; the addition will allow up to 450 students to attend next year. Hales said there’s currently an admissions wait list.

Hales said the school’s board of trustees selected C.A. Lewis as the contractor at the Aug. 20 meeting. The project will be funded by money in the school’s budget. Construction should be completed by the spring with minimal disruption to the school day as it takes place, although some classes will use it as a learning opportunity.

“We’re taking on-school field trips to the site to learn about construction,” she said. “Little kids love seeing all the heavy equipment.”

The expansion is the first of a five-phase long-range plan. The second phase, an extra gym and classrooms for the Upper School, is recommended in the next three to five years.

Phase three, classroom buildings for the main campus, is recommended five to 10 years out and phases four and five, an arts center and an administration and resource building, are recommended in 20 years or more.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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There has been a crew surveying the Evans Street / Old Tar Road area for the past month. Does anyone know what is going on? Is this prep work for the expansion of that road?
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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There has been a crew surveying the Evans Street / Old Tar Road area for the past month. Does anyone know what is going on? Is this prep work for the expansion of that road?
The DOT website lists that evans will be expanded to 4 lanes in the next 10-20 years. Not sure if thats what this is surveying is about.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Mac & Cheese Restaurant and catering is opening in the former Pete's Wycked Grill off firetower road.
And a construction worker told the cashier at Kangaroo Gas station that China 10 is building beside them on firetower road.
If that is true about China 10 then that is great news! That's the best Chinese food i've eaten in the Greenville area and there are some really nice people that run it. Their restaurant right now is on 10th street and it's a little bit out of the way for those on the Winterville side of town but it's definitely worth it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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First Street from about Greene St to Jarvis is getting resurfaced, and needed at that.
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