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Old 08-09-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Developer Roy Carroll is looking to build a hotel across the street from NewBridge Bank Ballpark in downtown Greensboro. Its encouraging to see all this development going up around the ballpark. Luxury Apartments will be going up soon directly next to the ballpark overlooking the field.

The News & Record says "The downtown skyline might have a new addition". This could potentially be a high-rise project. That would be a fair bet because the site has a small footprint. Not to mention a parking structure would be needed. According to Roy Carroll, progress on the performing arts center a few blocks away from the proposed hotel site is part of the reason he is planning to build this hotel. Business travelers would want to take advantage of attending Broadway shows and other performances at GPAC. This could be the first time since the King Cotton Hotel (demolished in the 1970s) that a high-rise would go up more than a block away from Elm Street.

Carroll on building downtown hotel: 'There is a market' - News-Record.com: Business

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Old 08-09-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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Looks like the site where the vacant bank and the, yet again, new location of the 3C church.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:58 PM
 
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update....this would likely be a mid-rise, around 7 or 8 stories

Carroll on building downtown hotel: 'There is a market' - News-Record.com: Business
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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We could be seeing a hotel this tall overlooking the ballpark across the street

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...mbiaCenter.jpg
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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We could be seeing a hotel this tall overlooking the ballpark across the street

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...mbiaCenter.jpg
The Hilton Columbia adds density, but not too much in terms of a skyline presence. It is a little taller than anything in the vicinity though, since it's in a part of downtown with height restrictions and it was granted an exemption.

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Old 08-10-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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8 stories is sort of like a borderline high-rise. The definition of a high-rise varies from city to city but in Greensboro's case, 10 stories and taller would be a high-rise. In New York City a 15 story building is a low-rise.

Even at 8 stories it helps add density to that part of downtown Greensboro. Spectators at NewBridge Bank Park will see Greensboro's skyline in the background and the hotel and Greenway at Stadium Park Apartments in the foreground. Its been a long time (over two decades) since a new building (not counting Center Pointe) over 5 stories has been constructed in downtown Greensboro. With the demand of downtown Apartments, we may see a 10 story plus apartment complex in the making over the next several years. Its only a matter of time. It would be smart for a developer to plan a mixed-use tower. Maybe 10 floors of apartments and 5 floors of class A office space. NewBridge Bank could move its corporate headquarters from west Greensboro to downtown and occupy 5 floors of the 15 story mixed-use tower.

unlike past downtown hotel proposals, this has a more realistic chance of happening. Its not too big and Roy Carroll has a track record of making projects of this magnitude happen. He's not the new kid on the block making an unrealistic proposal. The hotel will look pretty tall at that location since there is nothing nearby thats above 3 or 4 stories.

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Old 08-10-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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btw another project is being planned for that area of downtown

http://www.news-record.com/business/...9bb30f31a.html
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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Can't really count Center Pointe anyway since it was already there.
This is good news on the economic front as well.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:38 PM
 
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fox 8 video clip on the proposal

Developer plans hotel for downtown Greensboro | MyFOX8.com
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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Roy Carroll shares more details. Hes nailed it down to an 8-story 100 room hotel

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Roy Carroll: Downtown Greensboro hotel would be eight stories, 100 rooms - Greensboro - The Business Journal
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