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Old 10-27-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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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.
Ah okay, thank you for answering! Is there a place where I can additional information on this development, or is it one of those word of mouth type of things?
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:59 AM
 
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Ah okay, thank you for answering! Is there a place where I can additional information on this development, or is it one of those word of mouth type of things?
No links. I believe it was announced at an ECU BOT meeting of some sort.
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Ah okay, thank you for answering! Is there a place where I can additional information on this development, or is it one of those word of mouth type of things?
Someone posted that they saw at a meeting(?) that it was confirmed there would be a hotel. The hotel brand is word of mouth. If Tom Glennon is part of it then it will probably be a Hilton Garden since he already has Hilton and Hampton in town.
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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Default Bus Depot

Hey everyone,

Yes, we are of the same school of thought as to where the inclusion of street level retail space would be highly desired. This is an entire city block downtown, one of which we have very few of. Downtown Greenville has very limited land area in general when compared to other cities of similar size. Modifying the site plan and restoring our historic bus station would provide an element of retail/restaurant space. We are in the process of talking to city staff and connecting with the developers to see if this is attainable. We will be going to the Historic Preservation Commission to seek an endorsement of our efforts as the bus station has been a priority for historic designation for over 10 years by the Commission. Again, we are totally for the development of this project as it adds vital housing to the downtown core. We merely want to enhance this development by including a restored bus station and the addition of some street level retail space, preferably along 5th and Greene Streets. If you are interested in showing support, please sign the below petition, as strength in numbers would greatly influence the outcome of this effort. Thanks!

Save the historic Greenville Bus Depot! - Petitions24.com
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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This isn't a popular opinion, but I believe the old Pugh's lot should have used to build a parking deck for the police and fire departments and city hall employees. Putting them blocks away in a bad part of town is just cruel, and in the case of police, unwise - they need access to their vehicles quickly.
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

Yes, we are of the same school of thought as to where the inclusion of street level retail space would be highly desired. This is an entire city block downtown, one of which we have very few of. Downtown Greenville has very limited land area in general when compared to other cities of similar size. Modifying the site plan and restoring our historic bus station would provide an element of retail/restaurant space. We are in the process of talking to city staff and connecting with the developers to see if this is attainable. We will be going to the Historic Preservation Commission to seek an endorsement of our efforts as the bus station has been a priority for historic designation for over 10 years by the Commission. Again, we are totally for the development of this project as it adds vital housing to the downtown core. We merely want to enhance this development by including a restored bus station and the addition of some street level retail space, preferably along 5th and Greene Streets. If you are interested in showing support, please sign the below petition, as strength in numbers would greatly influence the outcome of this effort. Thanks!

Save the historic Greenville Bus Depot! - Petitions24.com
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It this the building you speak of? If so it is awesome and efforts should be made to save it!!
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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This whole discussion just goes to show how uninterested I am in historical structures. It just looks like it needs a wrecking ball to me. I see nothing cool about it. To each their own.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I too think it should be saved. The new place should be designed to complement it. But for the life of me I can't make myself sign that petition and put my name with the anti-growth people.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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I also wonder with all this student development located downtown, what will become of the old student complexes that are on the outskirts like North Campus Crossing, 33East...seems they are going to have to either become cheaper options for students in order to survive or just become ordinary non-student housing.
Good on you for asking the question that no one else (not even city council) has thought to ask or has been willing to address...
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:12 PM
 
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It this the building you speak of? If so it is awesome and efforts should be made to save it!!
At best I think the only part of this that could be incorporated into any future design would be the wall/frontage on 5th street. Though I am a proponent of historic preservation, when it comes to designs of scale, especially those which seek to densify a downtown area, this building simply isn't significant enough in size to incorporate into a new project. Obviously not all preservation is necessarily gainful financially, but it must be in the developer's best interest as well as the public's. In particular, a project that comes to mind would be The Dillon in Raleigh's warehouse district. It is significant enough in size that the preservation benefits both the public aesthetically, as well as the developer from a standpoint of marketing/character and most likely tax credits... The Dillon



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