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  1. cityboi added a topic in The NC Triad   

    Midtown Greensboro Developments
    An area along Battleground Ave just northwest of downtown (extending to Westover Terrace) which includes a multiplex theater, retail and restaurants is starting to be called midtown Greensboro. Friendly Center and affluent neighborhoods are nearby. The most recent development news is a large street side retail project fronting Battleground Ave next to RED Cinemas movie theater. While this is not new news (was reported in July) I did get a scoop on what is planned for phase 2 which would include a residential or maybe even a hotel component. I just recently heard that a 10-story tower could be going up next to the movie theater.
    There was a hint in the article below
    "Phase two of the project would be to the right side of the theater. That phase could be another 20,000-square-foot building with a similar investment, or it could be something bigger"
    Kotis plans big streetside retail project in front of cinema - Greensboro - Triad Business Journal
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  2. cityboi added a post in a topic proposed downtown Greensboro performing arts center   

    While I'm not sure if this is the final final design, its the most recent illustration presented to the center's donors and city leaders. (there have already been five or six different designs) This  may be fairly close to the final design for the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. These designs were presented in June. Construction is schedule to begin in October.



    the site

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  3. cityboi added a post in a topic Downtown Greensboro Developments   

    photos I took.
    Charles Aris headquarters

    Union Square downtown university campus

    construction site for the future Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts.

    downtown banners advertising the National Folk Festival to be held in downtown Greensboro and will have over 300 performers from all over the United States.

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  4. cityboi added a topic in The NC Triad   

    Tiger Woods to play Wyndham Championship in Greensboro
    Sedgefield Country Club - Home of the PGA Wyndham Championship
    photo of the clubhouse. The clubhouse use to be the Sedgefield Inn where the Atlantic Coast Conference was established in 1953.

    For the first time in his career, Tiger Woods will play Greensboro's PGA Wyndham Championship, the last PGA event before the FedEx Cup playoffs. Tiger Woods arrived in Greensboro today. The last time Tiger Woods played in North Carolina was in 2012 at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte. Interesting facts, The Wyndham Championship started out as the Greater Greensboro Open in 1938 and is one of the oldest events on the PGA Tour. Sam Snead set a record of 8 victories at the tourrnament between the 1930s and 1960s. The Wyndham Championship has the only course designed by Donald Ross on the PGA Tour.
    video link (myfox)
    Wyndham Championship website
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  5. cityboi added a post in a topic Downtown Greensboro Developments   

    Welcome to Downtown Greensboro signs are being installed

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  6. cityboi added a post in a topic proposed downtown Greensboro performing arts center   

    Demolition of War Memorial Auditorium is underway at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The auditorium has served as Greensboro's performing arts venue for over 50 years. Construction will start on the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Greensboro this fall. Designs are now being finalized But there are rumors that the committee responsible for selecting the design may go for a design option that could push this from a $65 million venue to as high as $90 million. If an additional $10 to $25 million can't be raised, they'll have to consider final designs that fall under the $65 million budget.
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  7. cityboi added a topic in The NC Triad   

    Greensboro could use drones for emergency incidents
    A drone technology firm is looking to break into the Triad, with a proposal to install a $5.7 million unmanned aircraft system that arrives at emergency incidents before police do.
    "Olaeris will present a plan to the Greensboro City Council on Tuesday for the installation o f the AEVA aircraft system, which launches automatically once a 911 call is received. The unit arrives at the destination in 90 seconds or less and begins transmitting live video from above to police dispatch centers so officers "can actually see what’s happening at the scene."
    If the city moves forward, Greensboro would be one of the first cities in the United States and the first in North Carolina to use such technology for this purpose. The system may be manufactured in High Point while Olaeris would establish a regional support office in Greensboro that would support a six-state Mid-Atlantic region.
    Greensboro Could use Emergency drones
    videos showing how the technology would work.
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  8. cityboi added a post in a topic Greensboro Downtown University District   

    Developer wants to move forward to build apartments in the Union Square development 
    Union Square Apartments
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  9. cityboi added a post in a topic Downtown Greensboro Developments   

    Apparently there is another brewery opening up across the street from Preyer Brewing Co. near Deep Roots and Greenway at Fisher Park. Downtown Greensboro is becoming a hot spot for breweries.
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  10. cityboi added a post in a topic Greensboro Downtown University District   

    Construction on the first building of Union Square is starting to take shape. They are putting in the foundation and piping
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  11. cityboi added a post in a topic Greensboro Urban Loop (Painter Boulevard)   

    Greensboro's beltway which will encircle the entire city is taking shape. The majority of the loop is complete and will alleviate traffic across the city and help spur development. Currently construction is underway on the northwestern loop and it will include one of the longest bridges in the region which will span almost a mile long over wetlands. It will actually be a pair of bridges (for north and southbound lanes) and they will stand 40 feet over the ground.



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  12. cityboi added a post in a topic Developer Roy Carroll may build Greensboro’s tallest office tower   

    I discovered something pretty interesting. The article in the News & Record about this project was published in print on June 18th. On Construction Wire's website, a planned development listed in office building/hotel category was uploaded to the website June 19th, a day later. Project details say this project is in the planning stages. Roy Carroll's planned 561 foot tall tower consists of office space and a boutique hotel. Now this could be just a coincidence and could be another project but I find the published date interesting and I cant think of any other project in Greensboro that consists of office space and a hotel. I can't obtain further information because you have to upgrade to see the name of the developer . If it is indeed Roy Carroll's tower project, he is much further along in the planning stages than he is letting on.
    Construction Wire (created 6/19/2015)
    Project Type: Office Buildings, Hotels/Motels/Resorts
    Construction Type: New, New - Ground Up
    Estimated Value: $5 - $25 million
    Sector: Private
    Stage: Planning (Active)
    Bid Due Date: N/A
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  13. cityboi added a post in a topic Developer Roy Carroll may build Greensboro’s tallest office tower   

    I agree, I don't think the cranes will be rising in the near future. I say at least three years before he even pushes the button on this project. It just depends on the time it takes to line up the tenants. VF Corp, Greensboro's only fortune 500 company, would be a good fit for this tower. A move from north Greensboro to downtown would bring its executives closer to the Wrangler Headquarters downtown.
    Roy Carroll says it would likely sit on top of a 6 story parking structure which confirms in my mind it would go up on the lot he owns next to Center Pointe.. The side of Center Pointe facing the lot was purposely built without balconies because he anticipated building another tower there.
    mock up Courtesy of gsocitizen, this image below shows how tall this building would stand in Greensboro's skyline. This is an old picture because the Old Wachovia building hasn't been converted to Center Pointe.

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  14. cityboi added a post in a topic Developer Roy Carroll may build Greensboro’s tallest office tower   

    I think the key to this project happening is getting commitments from the groups of potential tenants that Carroll is talking to . The article said a minimum of 28 stories which means it could break the 30 story mark. Unlike the rest of downtown's towers, this building would clearly be visible from the interstates. It would be over twice the height of Roy Carroll's Center Pointe tower. Carroll said the tower could include a hotel as well.
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  15. cityboi added a post in a topic Developer Roy Carroll may build Greensboro’s tallest office tower   

    I almost crapped in my pants when I first read this article. Roy Carroll is really taking on some huge projects in downtown Greensboro. He already has a massive mid-rise luxury apartment/hotel project under construction stretching two blocks across from the downtown ballpark and has redeveloped the old 16-story Wachovia Building into the luxury Center Pointe condo complex. What really surprised me was the height. This building would be taller than Raleigh's tallest and would be over half the height of the Bank of America tower in Charlotte. It would be the tallest building in North Carolina outside of Charlotte. Roy Carroll is considering two designs. one a straight-sided tower with a pyramid top and another with curved glass side similar to the curved tower in Dubai. If Carroll moves forward with this project, downtown is in line for two towers, the other being  a modest 12-story Wyndham luxury hotel compared to the behemoth Roy Carroll is planning which would dramatically alter Greensboro's skyline.
    Developer Roy Carroll says:
    “We’re in discussions with several groups about occupying this"

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