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Old 09-04-2015, 01:46 PM
 
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Definitely a Gamechanger...and there is still a vacant parcel across Dickinson from this spot.

If ECU moves forward with its plans on Reade, this could be an overnight (so to speak) revitalization of downtown...which will encourage more investment in the existing buildings. The answer has always been to put more people (not freshmen) downtown. Hopefully the City works out the parking...because I would think the church is going to have something to say about it.
The key is establishing ANCHORS downtown. That's the key to a successful city. Greenville has failed miserably and passed up so many opportunities to do this (I'm looking at you, Convention Center. Also looking at all of the office development that city leaders didn't incentivize to set up shop downtown)

But, current leadership at ECU and Mayor Thomas have made it a priority - and how quickly all of this is happening is a testament to just how fertile of an area Greenville is. A sleeping giant indeed. There are not only a lot of people in Greenville, but there are also a lot of SMART and RICH people in Greenville.

If ECU moves forward with what it wants to do on Reade St as you said (Alumni Center, One Stop Shop, Performing Arts Center, and most of all HOTEL), and the Dickinson Ave Master Plan comes to fruition (Streetscape, private investment, Millennial Campus), Greenville is going to become a pretty daggon cool place to be in 10 years.
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:37 PM
 
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The key is establishing ANCHORS downtown. That's the key to a successful city. Greenville has failed miserably and passed up so many opportunities to do this (I'm looking at you, Convention Center. Also looking at all of the office development that city leaders didn't incentivize to set up shop downtown)

But, current leadership at ECU and Mayor Thomas have made it a priority - and how quickly all of this is happening is a testament to just how fertile of an area Greenville is. A sleeping giant indeed. There are not only a lot of people in Greenville, but there are also a lot of SMART and RICH people in Greenville.

If ECU moves forward with what it wants to do on Reade St as you said (Alumni Center, One Stop Shop, Performing Arts Center, and most of all HOTEL), and the Dickinson Ave Master Plan comes to fruition (Streetscape, private investment, Millennial Campus), Greenville is going to become a pretty daggon cool place to be in 10 years.

Add a minor league baseball team to that list.
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Old 09-04-2015, 03:07 PM
 
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^ This project is HUGE for uptown & really the whole Dickenson Ave area. They badly needed something like this to get that area turned around. The brewery will greatly benefit by this as well. So excited about the uptown movement. Looking forward to having an uptown area to drive, park & walk around and enjoy.

This whole area will be so different in 2-3 years with everything going on. Never thought I'd see these types of development in Greenville.

Here is the uptown website info about it: Uptown Greenville | First Market Rate Residential Project announced for Uptown Greenville

Are they going to have a parking deck too or where will everyone park?
There's only 39 parking spots allocated on site. I don't think parking on Pitt St. is allowed, especially after the city gets the transportion center built and running. 39 spots will not be enough.



Will GPD start parking on 5th near Pugh's and the old bus station?
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:48 PM
 
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I'm betting there is parking on the ground level of the buildings...look at the sketch...there is 6-7 commercial tenants on the street and then parking behind.
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Old 09-04-2015, 06:42 PM
 
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A big component of the Dickinson Avenue Corridor Study was to realign the streets that connect to Dickinson Avenue between Reade Circle and the Tenth Street Connector bridge. This would also involve moving infrastructure like water and sewer lines, electrical lines, etc. If this project is approved, which I assume it will be, will this work be done before the project starts? There seem to be a lot of unanswered questions about how all of this will work. Isn't there an enterprising reporter in the area who could find out more of the details? AB maybe?

It would also be nice to have more detailed renderings. There haven't been any good renderings of any of the recent downtown developments/redevelopment projects. It would be nice to see what kind of materials will be used for the skin of the buildings, the colors that will be used, how the architectural style fits into the district, etc.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:04 AM
 
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Add a minor league baseball team to that list.
That ship probably sailed mow that Kinston has a team again?
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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That ship probably sailed mow that Kinston has a team again?
It's not quite a done deal, but most likely will be soon. Even if Texas brings a team to Kinston and gives an upgrade to Grainger stadium, at some point they'll realize what Cleveland did: that Kinston and Grainger Stadium is no place to send your valuable investments. After a few seasons, an affiliate located in Kinston can easily be lured away by a town with a modern facility (including clubhouse, medical, and fitness center). Fayetteville also is considering building a ballpark. The Rangers may be saying and doing the right things, but right now their only goal is to gain control of their High A club by owning it. They're planning on spending $1M on Grainger Stadium. That won't go very far. Kinston is a town of regression and Greenville and Fayetteville are growth towns. A team still in Kinston beyond five years will be a bonus for Kinston.
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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If the city keeps selling their uptown parking lots (which is a good thing), maybe they'll be a public-private parking deck built? For residents here/uptown visitors/city vehicles.
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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Mayor Thomas just posted this to his facebook wall. Anything new there?

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To EVERYONE COMING into GREENVILLE* for GAME-DAY --- WELCOME HOME !!!!!!! ---- IF you haven't been in a while, you will notice a ‪#‎tremendous‬ amount of CHANGE.
New Development across the city--- most noticeably, ‪#‎Transformation‬ ‪#‎DOWNTOWN‬/‪#‎UPTOWN‬. You will also notice a great deal of PRE-construction for ‪#‎all‬ that is ahead. Even larger period of redevelopment and new growth---over the next 24 months.*
10th Street Connector, SWBypass, Multiple Retail, Office, Hotel, Shops, Outdoor Dining and Residential and projects in the Uptown Center. ---- Creating and adding to the incredible GAMEDAY atmosphere today--- and into the future. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!! And--- Buckle UP. many Great things AHEAD for the Pirates and your HOME in GREENVILLE !!!!!!


https://www.facebook.com/MayorAllenT...2496920777447/
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Old 09-05-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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If the city keeps selling their uptown parking lots (which is a good thing), maybe they'll be a public-private parking deck built? For residents here/uptown visitors/city vehicles.
I've said this before, but with the fire station being a noise creator (I hope they will soundproof those apartments if they build them!), perhaps there should be a parking deck on 5th right across from the fire station that would be primarily for police/fire/city hall, but with public parking on the top levels. The official police vehicles could use the bottom floor and enter/exit on 5th. City workers' personal vehicles (including police officers) could use levels 2 and 3. Fourth level could be used by citizens. Levels 2-4 would enter/exit from Pitt and Greene Sts. only. I'm not suggesting the whole block be used as a parking deck, just the front third of the block; front half at the most. That block is a great location for development, but the fire sirens will greatly limit what will go there. For sure, no hotel would set up business there.
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