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Old 10-02-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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YES! My wife and I are waiting for the day that B&N goes up over here. The Shops at Gridlock and Haywood Rd. are places we do not like to go. Put it right on the corner of Grandview and Harrison Bridge Rd....along with a Panda Express and Jimmy Johns.
A developer is looking at that site but nothing serious yet.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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just noticed some new roof tops lately over there on west georgia road down from river shoals and morning mist. forget the name of the development but it had been sitting vacant i swear for a few years until now.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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just noticed some new roof tops lately over there on west georgia road down from river shoals and morning mist. forget the name of the development but it had been sitting vacant i swear for a few years until now.
That development was started by a friend of mine just before the big down turn. I talked to him recently and he said that he has sold several lots to independent contractors that are building spec homes.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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just noticed some new roof tops lately over there on west georgia road down from river shoals and morning mist. forget the name of the development but it had been sitting vacant i swear for a few years until now.
The developer clear cut every single tree in that development, it's disgusting and shameful.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Is this the development next to the fire station?
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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Is this the development next to the fire station?
Yes
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: St Clair Shores, Michigan
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The developer clear cut every single tree in that development, it's disgusting and shameful.
It's disgusting that clear cutting seems to be the norm around here. I can understand that not all trees can be saved when planning a development (especially "junk" trees like sweetgum), but each time I come back to the area, it just makes me feel ill what they've taken away in exchange for growth.

One of my fathers co-workers was the one who built the house that had been on the hill right around there. I still remember it as it was with some beautiful old oak trees.

I do, however, think nothing could top the disgust I felt when I first saw the Shops at Greenridge. Even now I still think the whole place is hideous.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:14 AM
 
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It's disgusting that clear cutting seems to be the norm around here. I can understand that not all trees can be saved when planning a development (especially "junk" trees like sweetgum), but each time I come back to the area, it just makes me feel ill what they've taken away in exchange for growth.

One of my fathers co-workers was the one who built the house that had been on the hill right around there. I still remember it as it was with some beautiful old oak trees.

I do, however, think nothing could top the disgust I felt when I first saw the Shops at Greenridge. Even now I still think the whole place is hideous.
Yea, 200+ quality trees maintained properly are completely hideous!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Regarding Greenridge, I would agree when it was first built, but now that the planted trees & other landscaping are beginning to mature, I'm liking the way it's turning out. Lovely at this time of year!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Simpsonville
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Greenridge is actually fairly attractive. But it sure would have been nice to have created a more pedestrian-friendly environment. Want to walk from Lowes to World Market? Forget it! We walked from Lowes to Mimi's and about got killed. There's a similar shopping area in Charlotte, except the stores are arranged so that there is parking behind each (in case you're buying something large) but all the storefronts face sidewalks and a common area where they have events. It is also designed with traffic circles, which keeps things flowing. If developers have a huge space and the opportunity to plan something sensibly, it is so irritating when they don't. Greenridge, like just about every other place around here is designed for the all-mighty car and people who don't want to walk more than a few feet to get inside.
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