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Old 12-18-2017, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Greenville City Councilwoman Kandie Smith announces for NC District 8 representative seat




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Rocky Mount Event Center construction on schedule, under budget

Rocky Mount Event Center construction on schedule, under budget - Daily Reflector

Great for Rocky Mount & Eastern NC, but bad news for Greenville, IMO. A lot of the traveling sports tourneys Greenville has stated they're missing out on, due to lack of facilities, will probably now be going to Rocky Mount. Greenville should focus on this sports complex idea quick because travel soccer, lacrosse, softball, volleyball,etc. tournaments are a huge business and is growing more every year.
Kandie will probably win, for better or worse. As for Rocky Mount, they definitely seem to be on the upswing lately and this doesn't hurt either:

Edgecombe County economic development heats up with over 900 new jobs planned :: WRAL.com

I agree that a sports complex for Greenville is a good idea.
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:59 AM
 
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Building boom: Schools' construction projects ongoing - Daily Reflector

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Construction on Pitt County Schools’ new transportation facility has taken its first step forward as groundwork has begun and concrete work is around the corner, school officials said during Monday’s Board of Education work session.

Construction company Farrior & Sons began removing sidewalks and shrubbery at Allen Road, near Woodridge Park Road in Greenville on Friday, PCS Executive Director of Operations Matt Johnson said.

Johnson said the $2.65 million, 15,000-square-foot project, which will house the county’s buses, was off to a good start, adding that it is ahead of schedule and aiming for a fall finish date.

Designs for the new facility include eight bus service bays, one vehicle bay for standard pickup trucks, a wash bay, parts room, tire storage, fluids room, equipment room, offices and restrooms.

It also will feature an overhead crane, which will allow maintenance workers to safely work on the top of the buses.

Johnson does not expect it to take long before the building starts to sprout.

“It’s going to be a really fast project,” he said. “It’s going to go quick. You’ll see a lot of dirt work happening now, but before long you’ll see some steel and concrete work in the next couple of months.”

Per its contract, PCS can save $150,000 if it is out of its current facility by Dec. 9.

Right now, Johnson said, that is not a concern.

“We’re hoping that before Thanksgiving, we are able to move everybody into this facility,” Johnson said.

Johnson also provided updates on other capital fund projects.

Chicod School renovations

Phase II of the Chicod School renovations, which include a new office, media center, gym and classroom wing, are ahead of schedule and nearing completion, Johnson said.

Fire marshals are set to walk through the building today before the school starts bringing in its equipment. Johnson said the first basketball game will be held in the new gym on Jan. 8 and students will be welcomed to the new classerooms on Jan. 24.

“The building is beautiful,” Johnson said. “We’re not going to know what to do when we get into this building. It’s going to change the whole face of the school.”

Phase I of the three-phase project at Chicod was completed in 2011. Officials previously said that Phase III likely will be underway by or before 2021.

Phase III plans include a new wing, cafeteria renovations and an updated security system and will add an additional 20,000 square feet of space.

Belvoir restroom facility

The renovated restrooms for both students and staff at Belvoir Elementary have been delayed due to budgetary constraints, but are scheduled to be completed over the summer, Johnson said.

“We bid it out three times and the cost has come in twice the budget so far,” Johnson said. “That’s been one of the biggest delays.”

Right now, the temporary restroom facility, which is a converted modular unit, is about 50 percent complete, Johnson said. The current facility needs to be brought up to code.

Some of the work for the new facility is being done in-house, according to Johnson. He said that the temporary facility, demolition work and fixture and toilet installations were all done in-house, bringing the project closer to its budget.

He expects work on the interior restrooms to begin in early January and be completed during the summer, before the next school year.

Contact Brian Wudkwych at bwudkwych@reflector.com or 252-329-9567 and follow @brianwudkwych on Twitter.
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Old 12-19-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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That's very good news. They should address renovating more schools throughout the county.
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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The Publix Shopping Center, does anyone know if they are eventually going to renovate the facade on the Office Depot side? It's a nice looking shopping area, but that other side they didn't do looks out of place at this point.

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Old 12-20-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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The Publix Shopping Center, does anyone know if they are eventually going to renovate the facade on the Office Depot side? It's a nice looking shopping area, but that other side they didn't do looks out of place at this point.
I was kinda wondering that, That side may get demolished and DMV, Tuesday morning, will just be there, they said it will turn into a mixed-use development, so we shall see what interesting stuff goes there
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:20 PM
 
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I was kinda wondering that, That side may get demolished and DMV, Tuesday morning, will just be there, they said it will turn into a mixed-use development, so we shall see what interesting stuff goes there
They would do well to integrate with the ECU property and plans behind the development.
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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They would do well to integrate with the ECU property and plans behind the development.
I also don't like the boulevard bagel area, first south bank may get demolished along with Sherwin-Williams. I don't know about The Vitamin Shoppe, but it would very interesting to see it, Greenville Mall should get rebuilt into a mixed-use development. I think all the existing stores should be put where Big Lots is.

There's nothing wrong with that area, It just has OLD buildings.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:04 PM
 
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https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/p...eport_2016.pdf

Let's hope this doesn't get built... Way too many impacts. I know traffic is bad, but we can fix that by getting sidewalks, bike lanes, and adding bypasses around the city.
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Housing report shows saturated student market, lack of family and professional housing - Daily Reflector
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:12 AM
 
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"communities within a half-mile of campus, which had a vacancy rate of 2.1 percent.

Rossi said the healthy range for student housing markets is a five percent vacancy"


So, the complexes under construction make sense for the vacancy rate near campus. And we know they make sense for the downtown. Says it right there.

What didn't make sense was what was built about 10 years ago, which was supported by ECU's bus system.

There are two different housing markets, one within walking distance, one supported by buses. What Greenville and ECU should do is LIMIT the bus supported housing.

And encourage the oldest complexes on the bus system to redevelop into market rate housing.

They have a study to confirm it now.
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