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Old 09-27-2016, 11:55 PM
 
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:47 AM
 
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Appears that Dickinson Ave will be getting some new lofts and an open house will be held on Thursday.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BK3zphzA...y=uptowngville

718 Dickinson Ave are the renovated buildings right across the street from the Dickinson Ave Public House and Trollingwood Brewery.

Another Taft project.
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Fire American Tavern is now open in Uptown.

http://www.reflector.com/Look/2016/0...an-Tavern.html

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Old 09-28-2016, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Good to see some more living spaces going in on Dickinson Ave. That area will be quite nice once the other apartments go up & the city does something with that tobacco warehouse land...and of course, once they re-do the street.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:51 AM
 
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Yes, I'll be glad when there are some serious developments going on in that area! My hope is that several developers can come together to help build that area up.


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Looks like there is are two new farmer's markets in uptown Greenville.

http://www.reflector.com/News/2016/0...hy-eating.html

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Access to local and sustainably grown food is growing in Greenville with the opening of two new farmers market locations this month.

The Coalition for Healthier Eating is partnering with the city of Greenville to operate Down East Farmers Market on Saturdays at Five Points Plaza at the corner of Fifth and Evans streets.

EXCEED Inc. is partnering with several local and federal organizations to operate the Third Street Farmer's Market and Access Connect Mobile Market on Saturdays at Third Street Community Gardens, 600 W. Third St.

The new markets developed in part out of concern that the county-owned Leroy James Farmers Market is out of reach for some city residents. The facility is located at 4560 County Home Road several miles from west Greenville and the downtown areas. The Leroy James market is operated by Pitt County Cooperative Extension.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:40 AM
 
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Developer wants to amend housing proposal.

Developer wants board to amend downtown housing project permit - Daily Reflector

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Greenville’s Board of Adjustment tonight will consider a special-use permit request from a California-based development group that is planning to construct a $30 million housing project on West Fifth Street.

The Rael Development Corp. will ask the board to amend a special-use permit the board approved last year to construct Gather Uptown, a $30 million student and mixed-rate housing project at West Fifth and South Greene streets.
The special meeting of the Board of Adjustment will be held at 6 p.m. in Room 337 of City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St. The meeting is open to the public and will include a public comment period.

The development group is requesting the amendment to allow additional units at the project. The original plans called for 121 multi-family units with 325 beds and one retail space on the property. The amended request is for 128 multi-family units with 404 beds and no retail space.

Construction of the Gather Uptown project began during the summer. The 2.2-acre property — bounded by West Fifth, South Pitt, South Greene and West Fourth streets — will include the housing units and a structured parking deck with at least 280 spaces. The minimum parking rate for developers — which is required by the city — is .7 spaces per bedroom.




Guess they figured it'd be worth more to squeeze in more bedrooms vs. having a single retail space.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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The proposed drawings look nice. I'll be really interested to see how market rate apartments work uptown...I think they'll do great, but it's never been done before. Putting around 400 people living in uptown that are not students is a huge deal for the businesses in the district. It can help go a long way towards these businesses not relying on students in the fall and spring to pay their bills in the summer.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:46 AM
 
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It would be nice to have at least one retail space for the future, but its certainly not needed now.

There is plenty of empty retail space within a few blocks of this development. It may be better now that they are not adding to the inventory of retail space.

I don't see any negative to adding more units. Its downtown where we want people to live.

To add...if Greenville can get these three complexes built ASAP, it will really help fill the commercial inventory. Both of the other complexes have about 20,000 sq feet of retail and we see what is going on over on Dickinson. These three would add close to 1500 residents to downtown Greenville.

On a similar note, it appears the new Jefferson's building is completed.
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:22 AM
 
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The change to the Rael Corp development was approved and can proceed.

Downtown housing development modifies design - Daily Reflector

This will definitely be a nice addition to Uptown.

The Dickinson lofts that have been created across from DAPH and Trollingwood had their open house. From what I could find out about these lofts, it's only two apartments in the building, with office/commercial space on the ground floor. While it's a great idea for the use of space now, in a year or two it may be better to sell the land so that a larger mixed use facility could be built. It seems that it would be a lot of money to renovate the space, just to tear it town again in 2 years.

I'm sure everyone's got an idea of how they want the area to look. I still hope that slowly, the vast majority of the small shops & 1 story buildings in that entire area will be demolished and rebuilt with multi-story buildings, at least 3 or 4 stories tall.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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So this development will be for students and families as well, or is it just for non-students?


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The proposed drawings look nice. I'll be really interested to see how market rate apartments work uptown...I think they'll do great, but it's never been done before. Putting around 400 people living in uptown that are not students is a huge deal for the businesses in the district. It can help go a long way towards these businesses not relying on students in the fall and spring to pay their bills in the summer.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:04 AM
 
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MVP, I believe this Rael development will feature a few market rate apartments, but the rest will be students. Maybe 16-20 units.
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