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Old 07-14-2016, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Greenville
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So, I know the apartment complex is going up on the block next to city hall, but what will be on the lot west of Pitt street between 4th and 5th? Where the old photography studio was? That building was razed along with Pughs.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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A parking lot for GUC employees
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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The mayor posted a link to the story about bulldozing the bus station & commented:

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AND IT BEGINS*---- "OPERATION 20/20"��
��$38 Million project --by California Group begins on 5th and Greene.
�� $41 Million Sidewalk Development Retail & Residential on Dickinson & Reade Circle begins this year..
��$52 Million 10th Street Taft- Ward Site cleared. Redevelopment under way.* ---
�� Hotel 120 rooms & Alumni Conference Center on Reade Circle and 4th.*
Close to 4,000 people, 24/7-- living, working, shopping, residing in the heart of our city.* New shops, residential, retail, entertainment. True ‪#‎VibrantCenterCity‬ in the next 24 months. ‪#‎GreenvilleNC‬
Exciting times over the next two years!

Bus station, tire store razed - Daily Reflector
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:13 AM
 
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Which apartment complex? Is it going to be for students?
I'm just asking because I happen to come across a company Centre Court Apartments (which is also the name of apts near Penn State) that just had a deed of trust recorded with the NC Housing Finance Agency and I thought this might be it.


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So, I know the apartment complex is going up on the block next to city hall, but what will be on the lot west of Pitt street between 4th and 5th? Where the old photography studio was? That building was razed along with Pughs.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:11 PM
 
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All of this development is pretty exciting.

Random thoughts time....I know the term "LoDo" was submitted on this forum before as the nickname for the Dickinson Ave corridor. I thought of another name for the area that could work.

How about using a play on the words Dickinson Avenue and call it "The Dive"? "Dive" bars have become pretty popular lately, so naming an area that will probably be filled with bars, lounges, restaurants and more could be a cool thing to do.

I also saw where the town of Kannapolis wants to build a downtown stadium for their minor league team to help spur economic growth. They are pushing for a 5,000+ seat stadium in their downtown. Fayetteville is steadily pushing for a stadium. Kinston appears to be fairly close to getting a team back as well. I've read several articles today about cities across the country (big and small) that are currently in the process of planning or building new downtown stadiums. It's been a little while since we've talked about baseball, but I think it's definitely time for the city to take a closer look at getting at least a CPL team. Then after a couple of years try to get a multi-purpose stadium built in the Dickinson Ave section of town for a minor league team.

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Old 07-15-2016, 01:02 PM
 
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Does anyone know what is going to go into the old Kangaroo Station on Fire tower and County Home? It says on the sale sign that the contract is pending. It is an eyesore.
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Greenville
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The idea is to get more pedestrian traffic and less through traffic. That's done through mixed-use development that includes a good amount of residential and attracting people downtown to shop, eat, be entertained, etc. High traffic streets are a deterrent to establishing more pedestrian traffic since they create barriers for pedestrians. Pedestrians are much better for businesses than cars just passing through.
Agree completely! Tenth Streets doesn't need another car added to it's traffic. If you don't travel that strip daily you don't comprehend the congestion/chaos. Please no more through traffic.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Greenville
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The greater issue is tearing down anything unique. It would have been nice to see the bus station renovated with retro-modern flair and integrated into the new development, kind of like how the city hall buildings complement each other. Just like it would be nice to see the historic house next to the new hotel integrated into that.
Gotta agree with you G&B. I'm not a fan of that architecture but it was unique in Greenville and could have been restored to it's former glory & integrated with new development. I don't consider it whining either - Greenville has systematically destroyed so much of it's architecture and in 50 years we're going to have nothing left - just modern brick and stucco-facade structures. We already have zero architectural identity as it is. Maybe saving this one building wouldn't have done much but when I have family in from out of town - there's nothing architecturally to wow them with in Greenville. We always go elsewhere.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:14 PM
 
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Agree completely! Tenth Streets doesn't need another car added to it's traffic. If you don't travel that strip daily you don't comprehend the congestion/chaos. Please no more through traffic.
LOL too late on that one, unfortunately. Did you guys not..realize what the 10th St. Connector was?
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Old 07-17-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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LOL too late on that one, unfortunately. Did you guys not..realize what the 10th St. Connector was?
See http://www.city-data.com/forum/44740312-post6849.html
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