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Old 02-17-2017, 08:50 AM
 
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Mary Snow Hill wrote an op-ed in the Reflector regarding the Evans Street project.

Letter: Separate fact from fiction - Daily Reflector
She quotes the DOT guy; "the inclusion of sidewalks will have no bearing on potential impacts to the berm at Shamrock and the vegetation and wall at South Hall. The berm and wall could very well be impacted with or without bike lanes."

Which clearly states that the berm and the wall may or may not be impacted regardless of the bike lanes. Then two sentences later says: "Clearly, we can have sidewalks that improve the safety of pedestrians, tying into the already-existing sidewalks on Regency and Fire Tower without the destruction of berms and the wall."

Actually, its not clear. The DOT guy says the berm may be impacted even without bike lanes....
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:41 AM
 
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I think it's clear that the DOT's/city's focus has changed, even from a few years ago, regarding pedestrians & bicycles as a transportation mode.

In the presentation on the city's website, the NCDOT says that the Evans St. corridor is a "a critical link in the larger network of bike/ped facilities throughout the City " On page 66 & 67, it's states the NCDOT has already completed portions or is in process of adding bike lanes to large sections of Firetower Rd., Regency Blvd, Arlington Blvd. and others. Giving people options is a good thing and benefits the entire city. Not just one or two subdivisions.

http://greenvillenc.gov/home/showdocument?id=14114

It is unfortunate for you to help pay for something and it gets torn down or taken away by the government. From all information we've seen though, the DOT is going to rebuild as much of the walls and the berm that it affects. Property values could also go up after this it completed and offers residents nearby walking & bike lanes.

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Old 02-17-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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City Closes Deal on Dickinson Avenue Project
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:19 PM
 
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Now if something similar could be done (Office /Market Rate / Retail) on the other side of Dickinson in the vacant lot beside the bankruptcy courthouse, this area would really start coming together.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:02 PM
 
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Uptown Greenville's annual State of the District event included a presentation by Dan Douglas on "Downtown Trends". Douglas' message is EXCELLENT. It starts with global projects he's worked on and that's not that interesting, but it's not that long; but there is also a lot on the southeast, North Carolina cities, especially Raleigh, and Greenville. IMO he hit all the right notes. Local food, local economy, rail, etc. His presentation is 45 minutes, so it's a little long, but well worth the time if you're really interested in downtown revitalization.

Here's the link to the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yvyj3__9cs
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:13 PM
 
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Also, the release of the updated renderings for Sidewalk Development project reminded me of the new renderings for the Gather Uptown project (the old Pugh's Tire block) I came across a while back on the Clancy&Theys website.


http://www.clancytheys.com/wp-conten...endering-2.jpg
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Slight improvement over pughs
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Planners eye Southwest Bypass corridor - Daily Reflector
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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The City of Greenville has annexed 42.2 acres of property at the corner of NC 43 South and Ivy Road. The listed owner is Bill Clark Homes and site work is moving along on the property. Since I live right in that area it makes me just a little nervous that Greenville may, at some point, want to annex the multiple subdivisions, in which I live in one, for tax purposes.

When we bought this house we knew that one day either Greenville or Winterville would expand this way. We just didn't think it would be this soon. We bought this far out so we could avoid the double property tax.

Also, now that the City of Greenville is literally across the street, how will they provide fire and police protection this far out?
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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The City of Greenville has annexed 42.2 acres of property at the corner of NC 43 South and Ivy Road. The listed owner is Bill Clark Homes and site work is moving along on the property. Since I live right in that area it makes me just a little nervous that Greenville may, at some point, want to annex the multiple subdivisions, in which I live in one, for tax purposes.

When we bought this house we knew that one day either Greenville or Winterville would expand this way. We just didn't think it would be this soon. We bought this far out so we could avoid the double property tax.

Also, now that the City of Greenville is literally across the street, how will they provide fire and police protection this far out?
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