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Old 10-26-2015, 08:21 AM
 
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I imagine that until one of these new complexes opens that has some market rate apartments and shows that they can be rented out rather quickly, it's going to be hard to get apartments built that are 100% market rate. I think it will happen, it'll just take a little time. The Taft spot on 1st street, with the talk of it being a retirement apartment complex, that becomes more interesting going forward. That would be a different population age in the area.

I expect if they can get the Hilton built and it stays fairly booked a few more hotels will come as well.

I still haven't heard anything about businesses for the spots below the boundary. They are about done with that place...would like to see some legit places open up shop there.
Well we know the Hilton downtown will be booked at least 6 Saturdays per year. Every parent type weekend whether it be orientation or graduation etc.

I think that hotel will STAY filled. No one wants to stay on Greenville Blvd. when they can be in the heart of the action.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:05 AM
 
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Well we know the Hilton downtown will be booked at least 6 Saturdays per year. Every parent type weekend whether it be orientation or graduation etc.

I think that hotel will STAY filled. No one wants to stay on Greenville Blvd. when they can be in the heart of the action.
So there is a planned Hilton in downtown?
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:40 AM
 
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Have there been any renderings of the bus stop development?
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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So there is a planned Hilton in downtown?
yes, but not a full service Hilton from what I have heard. Probably a Hilton Garden. I think HGI sits between Hampton and Hilton in the marketing hierarchy.
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:38 PM
 
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Have there been any renderings of the bus stop development?
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:31 PM
 
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No I meant of the new apartment complex going where the old bus stop and Pugh tire is.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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No I meant of the new apartment complex going where the old bus stop and Pugh tire is.
There are no renderings at this time that have been made available to the public. Actually, I don't think they are that far along yet. However, if you'd like to see the designs for their other student housing projects, go to: RAEL - RAEL Development Corp

Of the four announced projects on the "gather" page, I believe the one in Memphis is the only one that has been completed. As you can see from the pictures here, it has no parking deck, no street level retail, and looks like a standard apartment building. The design for the one in Fayetteville, Arkansas is nicer and it does have a parking deck, but no street level retail. Those renderings can be found here.

The big question is: "what will Greenville get"? I don't like the idea of surface parking and I think the city should require street level retail, at least on the Greene Street side of the building, but also on Fifth Street would be preferable.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:51 PM
 
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Requiring street level retail downtown was an issue in Charlotte in the 1980's. The feeling was that without street level retail there would be limited pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks and the effect would be a sterile downtown. Seems to have worked out for Charlotte. Believe it or not, downtown Charlotte was dead in '80's -- especially after 5:00.

This is something Greenville could learn from.

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Old 10-27-2015, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I was excited about the complex when I read about it..but looking at their other developments I am going to hold judgement I guess. Some of them are pretty nice, then there is the one in Memphis which really does nothing for me. Granted, anything is better than what is there now & brings in more tax dollars. They really need some retail spots on the first floor. though.

Our downtown is fairly small, especially with all the government buildings down there. They need to maximize the amount of commercial spots possible if they want it to grow into what it can be.
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