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Old 03-29-2016, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Gotta love this gem in the comments section:



What?!?!? Is this guy high or something? No one is advocating for an interstate to run right through the middle of Greenville. This road is needed and makes complete sense to connect the hospital and ECU and downtown.
Looks like he was typing under the influence...
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Typical NCDOT: when cities around the country (including Boston, Seattle, and Syracuse) are *getting rid* of the big downtown expressways that destroyed street-level life and made their downtowns economically unproductive, Greenville is doubling down and failing to learn from their mistakes. It's too late to do anything about this project. But let's make sure this doesn't happen again.
hahaha - what he just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in his rambling, incoherent response was he even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this forum is now dumber for having read it. I award him no points, and may God have mercy on his soul.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:47 PM
 
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Construction has begun on the new Parker's in Bells Fork, so we should anticipate their opening this summer.
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:55 AM
 
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hahaha - what he just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in his rambling, incoherent response was he even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this forum is now dumber for having read it. I award him no points, and may God have mercy on his soul.
ok...a simple "wrong" would've been just fine but, uh...
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:53 AM
 
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Another downtown parking change. Amazing how quickly this got fuddled up. Growing pains of a small city getting larger.

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Confused about where to park in downtown Greenville and how much it will cost? You’re in good company.

“Many of my customers told me they quit coming downtown because parking is so confusing,” a downtown business owner said Tuesday afternoon during a meeting to discuss parking issues. ”People are going to stay away if they get a ticket every time they come to my shop.”

More than 50 people attended the meeting to share concerns with city officials and police about changes in parking policies in downtown Greenville. Many were business owners who said recent changes in parking are hurting the downtown area.

Police Chief Mark Holtzman said that the city is working with businesses to try to address downtown parking issues.

“We understand that there has been some confusion, and we want to address these concerns,” Holtzman said. ”We appreciate the input that the public is providing us.”

Holtzman said one of the biggest changes is taking place at the city’s parking deck at Fourth and Cotanche streets. Holtzman said that on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, public parking no longer will be allowed past the first level and the inclined area leading to the second level of the parking deck after 10 p.m.

The top level is leased parking and will be unaffected. The second level will be used by downtown and city employees during that time.

Holtzman said that the change is necessary because police have had to respond to more than two dozen incidents at the parking deck, including several assaults, drug arrests and a recent shooting.

“And the elevator has been used for other things than its intended use ... and I’ll leave it at that,” Holtzman said. ”I guess some people are not aware that there is a camera in there.”

Holtzman said that by only opening “a floor and a half” of parking during those times, officers can more effectively patrol the area and do not have to be stationed on the upper levels of the parking deck.

“I’m trying to eliminate the headline ‘Crime in the parking deck,’” he said.

Holtzman said the change will be in effect until April 30.

“For now, it is a temporary measure,” he said. “We are going to take another look at the issue at the end of April.”

Holtzman also answered questions about why parking no longer was free at the parking deck and why the city was increasing the amount of parking fines.

Holtzman said parking at the deck became free in early December to make it easier for shoppers to patronize downtown shops. After the holidays, the Greenville City Council agreed to keep parking in the facility free until March 1, when all-day parking became available for $6.

Holtzman said that the increase in parking fines became necessary because people still were parking their vehicles in a two-hour space all day because a $5 fine was cheaper than paying $6 to use the parking deck.

“These spaces were changed to two hours because they wanted to free up the spaces and get that turnover for businesses,” Holtzman said. ”When people figured out that it was cheaper to get a $5 fine than to use the parking deck, they just left their vehicle there. By gradually increasing the fines — from $5 to $10 and eventually $20 — we are trying to make it more expensive for people to leave their vehicles on the street all day instead of using the parking deck.”

Public Works Director Kevin Mulligan also addressed some changes in downtown parking that will take place when the city begins renovations to the city-owned Washington Street parking lot, which is part of the redevelopment plan on the downtown theater, and the closure of the city-owned parking lot on Greene Street, which is primarily used for police and fire-rescue vehicles.
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:47 PM
 
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Noticed a ton of trees cut down on Turtle Creek Dr. & Arlington (near Red Banks). Anyone know what they're up to?
A branch of First Bank.
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:23 PM
 
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Another downtown parking change. Amazing how quickly this got fuddled up. Growing pains of a small city getting larger.
5:45 this evening, first level. Not real popular so far. One of the hardest parts about trying to develop downtown Greenville is getting people in the mindset of being a block or more from their car.

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Old 03-30-2016, 04:25 PM
 
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Pocket park, across from Jefferson's.

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Old 03-30-2016, 04:40 PM
 
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ECU Student Center



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Old 03-30-2016, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Greenville
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ok...a simple "wrong" would've been just fine but, uh...
But he was doing his awesome Billy Madison routine!! Had to be done....the opening was too great to pass up!!!!
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