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Old 02-02-2019, 06:37 AM
 
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What's the latest on this?
Construction is in progress on the GMAC building. There were some delays on the apartments slated to go in the surface parking lot on 4th, but I think I heard those had been largely resolved and the apartments are moving forward.
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:15 PM
 
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I've learned that locals don't like parking garages...they much prefer surface level parking. To me, a "city" means high real estate values, which necessities going up, as in parking decks. I've never had an issue with parking in downtown W-S, but I guess it's a matter of what you're used to and one's expectations.
I don't blame people for not liking poorly designed parking decks (too tight angles for maneuvering, ALL spaces are sub-compact, poor lighting, etc.) and poor behavior of drivers (driving too aggressively in parking decks causing lots of near misses). The parking deck at Publix in Winston-Salem is an example of one that is well designed and doesn't feel like you're taking your life into your hands to park there.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:36 PM
 
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I don't blame people for not liking poorly designed parking decks (too tight angles for maneuvering, ALL spaces are sub-compact, poor lighting, etc.) and poor behavior of drivers (driving too aggressively in parking decks causing lots of near misses). The parking deck at Publix in Winston-Salem is an example of one that is well designed and doesn't feel like you're taking your life into your hands to park there.
You should see some of the parking decks in NYC and Washington DC. If you think some of the parking decks in Winston-Salem are poorly designed, you haven't seen anything. But the parking decks in those cities make up for poor design with high prices ($40+ to park).
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You should see some of the parking decks in NYC and Washington DC. If you think some of the parking decks in Winston-Salem are poorly designed, you haven't seen anything. But the parking decks in those cities make up for poor design with high prices ($40+ to park).
Right. People are spoiled by the parking decks here. I was in DC in November and had to be careful not to hit anything in my little Mazda 3 hatchback lol.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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You should see some of the parking decks in NYC and Washington DC. If you think some of the parking decks in Winston-Salem are poorly designed, you haven't seen anything. But the parking decks in those cities make up for poor design with high prices ($40+ to park).
Well, the one I was thinking about is in Charlotte, but much of the population there is from places like NYC and DC and used to that kind of bad design as a way of life and don't give it a second thought. Maybe the architect was from that region?

But back to the original topic, it's good to see new life in a modernist building that's of that awkward age of being too new to be historic but too old to be sought out Class A space.
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