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Old 09-16-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I'm sure it also has to do with land acquisition. That's probably what the mayor meant by significant progress being made. He's pretty influential, but he's not a magician or a czar or God.
The above was in response to a post saying the delay has nothing to do with the penny sales tax. That post seems to have disappeared.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:28 PM
 
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I took it down at the request of the person supplying the information. Hopefully it will appear in an article about the Three Rivers Greenway expansion--both successes and woes--in the near future.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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If the article documents failures on the mayor and city council's part you'll be vindicated.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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Vindication is not the proper description. Frustration sums it up more accurately. The mayor promised what he ultimately could not deliver. As you say he is not a king or a czar, but maybe sometimes he thinks he is. On the other hand, with our weak mayor system of governance I'm convinced that some measure of hubris is critical to getting things done. I think that Mayor Benjamin should communicate some of the details about the hurdles keeping him from making this happen. Unfortunately the penny sales tax won't help unravel the problems with this one segment of the Greenway. I hereby aver to drop my annoyance with this one part and turn my attention to the Saluda River segment heading to the Zoo and 1-26. It looks hopeful for some concrete news on that segment very soon.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Even if the segment you're speaking of isn't included in what the mayor described to me as progress, I feel sure he and city council are determined to work out whatever is holding things up on that part of the overall project. These things have a way of going silent and then all of a sudden popping up in a pretty headline and exciting article.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Student apartments are here to stay in growing cities with major universities.

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Old 09-17-2014, 12:07 PM
 
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Student apartments are here to stay in growing cities with major universities.

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Interesting... I wonder if this is a big trend in major cities with large universities? Seems like the interest may be more in medium size cities with large univerisities where these types of apartments are more of a novelty that in large more dense older cities with a wide range of housing types and prices... I guess I need to pay the non member fee and attend to find out.......
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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A cool piece of interactive public art was unveiled on Main Street this morning.

Stop, Sit And Make Music
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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Interesting... I wonder if this is a big trend in major cities with large universities? Seems like the interest may be more in medium size cities with large univerisities where these types of apartments are more of a novelty that in large more dense older cities with a wide range of housing types and prices... I guess I need to pay the non member fee and attend to find out.......
It's happening in Atlanta. These two developments are currently going up in Midtown and cater to GA Tech students:





This is a recent proposal for student housing near Oglethorpe University:

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Old 09-18-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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A cool piece of interactive public art was unveiled on Main Street this morning.

Stop, Sit And Make Music
Here are some more shots of the steel drums.

In photos: Columbia public art | Living Here Photos | The State
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