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Old 04-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Status: "It takes a lot of balls to golf like me" (set 25 days ago)
Location: Charleston, SC
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Originally Posted by PAinSC View Post
I'm not saying you called me dumb........

And please don't call me dear.
Sorry dear that was dumb of me... ROFL... ok I quit now.

Old 04-21-2014, 10:44 AM
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Never possible as there is no beach.
Old 04-21-2014, 06:41 PM
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Yes I'm adding that to my list. I hope Greenville gets a beach. With global warming it might happen right? I'm going to go drive around the block for no reason right now to do my part.

I actually don't want to live that near the coast. I think if there ever is a huge negative world changing event the coast is not someplace I will want to be. I just like to visit.
Old 04-21-2014, 09:05 PM
Location: Greenville, SC
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Originally Posted by NBNY2GRNVL View Post
If not what do we need to get there? What are the things we need to improve quality of life to the point we can take the crown from Charleston?

Things I'd like to see:
  1. Burial of all power lines
  2. Better retail
  3. Selective national retail downtown customized for an urban environment
  4. High speed rail from Atlanta to DC
  5. Entertainment and shopping complex DT ie, Movie theater with imax, bowling alley, upscale night clubs
  6. water park and amusement park
  7. DT convention center to attract major mid sized cenventions that rotate locations
  8. Football team
  9. Ikea
  10. Magnolia HT
  11. Casino
  12. Redevelopment of the West side of town ie White Horse
  13. National destination quality golf course
  14. Urban multi floor Target with grocery DT
  15. Redevelopment of Woodruff road to be walk-able
This reminds me of the scene in the movie, "The Jerk."

This place is PERFECT! Except for...


And that.

And this.

That's ALL this place needs to be perfect!

And, of course, this.

And maybe that.

But other than those things...

And maybe this.

And that.

Old 04-21-2014, 09:12 PM
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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Greatest place on earth to live
Old 04-21-2014, 09:33 PM
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Just to reestablish what I was hoping could be discussed:

What are the things we think we can achieve as a city or have come here that will make it a better place?

I apologize to anyone that likes Charleston, I never meant to offend them or start arguments about which city is better. I really think both places are amazing.

I just like to day dream a bit about keeping the quality of life we have and improving on it even more with well thought out new development. I like commercial development, just not on the scale of an Atlanta, DC or NYC. For me it gets so crowded you can't really own a car and I'm just not looking to give that up but would still like some of the benefits. I know that's a tough balance and many times gets tipped one way or the other. In other words I want to have my cake and eat it too. I'm an idealist so I believe it can happen we just haven't figured out how yet.
Old 04-21-2014, 10:26 PM
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I'd like to see tighter zoning on commercial signage in Greenville County and ways to address the ongoing litter issue in the commercial/shopping areas outside of downtown. We just came back from Spring Break in Hilton Head. Now, they have taken the signage zoning to the extreme - even McDonald's has a small brown square sign, low to the ground, but it certainly makes the shopping areas more attractive. I think our views of the beautiful mountains would really be enhanced if we could tame the billboards and signs. I'm not sure how this type of change could be made though unless it's done as areas are redeveloped.

I think it's great that Greenville has established itself as a great place for manufacturing businesses, but I'd like to see more non-manuf businesses set up shop here too. Could see Poinsett Hwy as a great place to redevelop and expand downtown office space to match up with all the apartment buildings being built downtown.

And, I'd like to see long range plans for public transportation that goes beyond just buses. I know light rail is very expensive, but something needs to be done to make sure we are not the next Atlanta or Charlotte in terms of traffic. Also, today's younger workers want to be less car dependent, and, if we want to encourage new/recent college grads to come to Gville and work, we need a mix of transportation options. I used to do work with Pepsi at their headquarters in Purchase, NY which is about 35 mins from Manhattan. Pepsi offered minvan shuttles for the younger employees who lived in Manhattan but did not own cars (the Pepsi office is on a corp campus and was not on a direct train line). Send a light rail line from Downtown to Furman and build business corridor there, and while your at it add a bike line next to light rail that can connect to Swamp Rabbit trail. Blue sky idea for sure since it's $$$$... but throwing it out there.
Old 04-22-2014, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by PAinSC View Post

Greatest place on earth to live
Surprisingly insecure. As for the real topic at hand, I agree that power line burial would be a great benefit. A real university presence in the city would be nice as well; either grow Furman or develop some college campus- not a commuter campus. Continuing to develop the bicycle culture. One great benefit that Greenville County has over many places elsewhere in SC, is the existence of several successful urban cores. Fountain Inn is making good progress, Simpsonville has done some good work, TR has really become a place with identity over the past few years and of course Greer has the second best DT in the county- very strong. Developing all of the cores with their own language and character will be key to their success. Linking these city centers in a strong way would be a good idea-- look at what the trail system has done for TR.

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Old 04-22-2014, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by PAinSC View Post
Again, why is this thread becoming Charleston vs Greenville????? No one is answering the OP's question.
Please at least try to post on topic.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:47 AM
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If everything was done in the original list it would just Homogenize Greenville into the same as every other big-ish city. The whole point of Greenville being great/unique is that we *aren't* just like every other city.
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