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Old 02-18-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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Also, now that the City of Greenville is literally across the street, how will they provide fire and police protection this far out?
Very long response times unfortunately and Station 7 won't help matters. Station 3 is closer than 7 will be.
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Old 02-19-2017, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Vidant nurse shortage a lasting challenge - Daily Reflector
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:19 AM
 
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Pitt Street Brewing coming soon.

Pitt Street brewery hops closer to opening with grant - Daily Reflector

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Renovation work at the former Coca-Cola bottling plant on Pitt Street is “well underway” to prepare for the opening of Greenville’s third craft brewery.

Mike McCarty — a partner in the Pitt Street Brewing Co., 630 S. Pitt St. — said renovations to the building are scheduled to be completed within the next 90 days.

“Everything is going great and construction is well underway,” McCarty said. “We hope to have everything up and ready to go by late spring.”

On Friday, the Pitt Street Brewing Co. received notice that it has received approval for a $45,000 grant through North Carolina’s Rural Economic Development Division Building Reuse Grant program. The program provides grants to local governments to assist businesses with renovating vacant buildings or expanding an existing business.

The company — which will be a full-production brewery with a canning line for regional distribution — will create at least nine full-time jobs with an annual salary averaging $32,000 a year. The business’ partners are investing more than $500,000 in improvements to the property.

“We are really excited that we received this grant from the state,” McCarty said. “We are planning to use it to getting this building ready to brew some beer.”

Since 2013, Greenville’s Office of Economic Development has helped businesses obtain more than $500,000 through the grant program.

Greenville’s Economic Development Liaison Christian Lockamy said the city obtains the grant on behalf of the businesses and provides a 5 percent match to the grant recipient, which is included in the city’s annual budget to promote economic development in Greenville. The city’s matching funds to the Pitt Street Brewing Co. will be $2,250, Lockamy said.
“We are very excited for the Pitt Street Brewing Co.,” Lockamy said. “These guys were competing for this funding against other companies from across North Carolina. They were awarded this grant due to their exceptional business plan and overall renovation project.”

The buildings that are being renovated by grant recipients also increase substantially in value, creating additional revenue for the city in property taxes, Lockamy said. Additional city revenues also will be created through sales taxes at those businesses, he said.

“The city gets its investment back in almost no time,” Lockamy said. “You take a building that has been sitting unused for years and turn it into a business that is providing jobs and services in the community ... that’s what this program was designed to do.”

The Pitt Street Brewing Co. will be the third craft brewery to open in downtown Greenville in the past two years.
Trollingwood Taproom and Brewery, 707 Dickinson Ave., opened in 2015 and is one of the anchor businesses to spur redevelopment efforts along the Dickinson Avenue corridor.

In January, Greenville’s newest brewery — Uptown Brewing Company at 418 Evans St. — opened for business. Uptown Brewing is Greenville’s first full-production brewery and soon will begin canning beer for regional distribution.
McCarty said the Pitt Street brewery is in the process of finalizing its federal permitting, which should be complete about the same time as the renovations to the building.

“We are looking forward to adding to Greenville’s craft beer industry,” he said. “We are working with the other breweries to get the word out about the craft beer scene in Uptown Greenville.”
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:01 AM
 
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Real estate company requesting rezoning.

Real estate agency takes second shot at rezoning - Daily Reflector

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A property owner who was denied a rezoning request by the Greenville City Council last year is making another rezoning request for the property off of Evans Street.

WGB Properties is requesting the Greenville’s Planning and Zoning Commission to approve a request to rezone just less than eight acres along the northern right-of-way of Clifton Street and the eastern right-of-way of Evans Street. The real estate agency requested the property be rezoned from general commercial to office-residential (high-density multi-family). The property has been zoned for general commercial since 1969.

In March, the real estate agency received approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission to rezone the property despite the objections of residents of a neighboring subdivision.

Residents of the Cypress Creek subdivision — a townhome subdivision off of Clifton Street — went before the commission with concerns about negative effects additional housing would create. The homeowners said another housing project would take away from the secluded feel that the woods surrounding the subdivision provide. They said more residents in the area potentially would create problems coming out of Clifton Street, which intersects with Arlington Boulevard and Evans Street.
Tony Parker, the commission’s chairman, noted that the property is zoned for general commercial, and the property’s owner can develop it at any time. Any type of development on the property — either commercial or residential — still would change the landscape and traffic flow in the area, he said.

However, the Greenville City Council in April went against the commission’s recommendations and voted 3-2 to deny the rezoning request.

Councilman At-Large Calvin Mercer and District 4 Councilman Rick Smiley voted to approve the request. Mayor Pro-Tem Kandie Smith, District 3 Councilman McLean Godley and District 5 Councilman P.J. Connelly voted against the rezoning. District 2 Councilwoman Rose Glover did not attend the meeting.

During the meeting in April, Godley raised a concern that if the property was developed for student housing, it potentially could ”oversaturate” the student housing market.

“That would leave a lot of residences vacant,” he said.

Smiley disagreed, saying that that the city should support the property’s development.

“We constantly argue against sprawl and things moving father away from the city’s center,” Smiley said. ”This is the type of development we should be encouraging.”
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:49 AM
 
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Does this property include the building at the corner of Clifton and Evans? Also the Greenway is near there too IIRC. Might not be a bad place for residential.... idk
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:07 AM
 
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I noticed on 264/13 about where 264/13 meets the future Hwy 11 bypass that they staked about the side of the road from the interchange to Frog Level Rd. where 264/13 turns into a 4 lane highway. Are they looking to widen 264/13? I really think they should widen it from there all the way back into Farmville.
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:30 AM
 
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Petition filed to oppose STEAM center on the Town Commons

Petition opposes privatization of part of Greenville Town Common
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Petition filed to oppose STEAM center on the Town Commons

Petition opposes privatization of part of Greenville Town Common
Signed. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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I noticed on 264/13 about where 264/13 meets the future Hwy 11 bypass that they staked about the side of the road from the interchange to Frog Level Rd. where 264/13 turns into a 4 lane highway. Are they looking to widen 264/13? I really think they should widen it from there all the way back into Farmville.
From the project map, it does look like a portion where the bypass crosses over alt-264/13 will be redone. I assume they will probably make it all 4 lane from the bypass area up to the Dickinson/alt-264/Allen rd intersection. I don't know if the NCDOT wants to 4 lane it all the way to Farmville. Maybe they will 20 years from now when it becomes a overused, highly congested road and it'll take another 10 years for them to actually get done making it 4 lanes.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Property owner's request denied again - Daily Reflector
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