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

    Welcome to Downtown Greensboro signs are being installed
     
     
     

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  2. 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.
    http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2015/07/27/demolition-of-war-memorial-auditorium-now-underway.html
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.
     
    http://www.greensboro.com/news/bridge-for-greensboro-urban-loop-will-be-among-piedmont-triad/article_606c3426-2da6-11e5-a83d-235bf8e4b1e8.html
     

     

     

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  8. 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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  9. 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.
     
    http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/2015/06/18/future-downtown-gso-tallest-building/28949199/
     
    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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  10. 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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  11. 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"
     
    http://www.greensboro.com/business/carroll-may-build-city-s-tallest-office-tower-updated/article_d8c252ca-1519-11e5-b603-cb5d2946aebc.html
     
    http://wfdd.org/post/could-new-skyscraper-spring-Greensboro
     
    http://myfox8.com/2015/06/17/carroll-may-build-greensboros-tallest-office-tower/
     
     

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  12. cityboi added a topic in The NC Triad   

    Greensboro is featured in a 20 page article in Delta Sky Magazine
    Americans all over the country will read about the Gate City
    Greensboro is featured in a 20 page article in Delta Sky Magazine. See the magazine article in the link below
     
    http://msp.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vds2015/i6/p88
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  13. cityboi added a post in a topic proposed downtown Greensboro performing arts center   

    Here is one of the concept designs H3 Architects presented to the city of Greensboro for the 3,000 seat Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. It will be interesting to see if the final design will look similar to this or entirely different. The design is suppose to be revealed this summer with construction starting in the fall. The center will have a giant video screen on the building showing some events in the center as well as for showing information about upcoming events.
     

     
    One of the concepts for the interior is to have large ceiling panels used as video screens. Another unique feature of the planned center not found in many performing arts centers is to have removable seats for standing concerts
     

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

    updated rendering of Bellemeade Village
     
     
    http://www.rhinotimes.com/weekly-hammer-bellemeade-village-curb-appeal-may-surprise-critic.html
     

     
     
    Here are some more photos showing the overall Bellemeade Village site from above
     

     

     

     
    A block and a half east of Bellemeade Village is the site for the 3,000 seat Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. They have one more building to tear down.
     

     
    The site for Union Square university campus
     

     
    The Southeastern Building was Greensboro's first skyscraper and the renovation a moving along nicely with a restaurant on the ground level and a mix of office and luxury apartments on the upper levels
     

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

    downtown Greensboro construction photo update.
    The Greenway at Stadium Park next to NewBridge Bank Park is almost complete.
     




     
     
    Bellemeade Village across the street from the ballpark is officially under construction. Looks like the design for the Hyatt hotel has slightly been updated. It has more glass on the entry area and has less brick. Looks a lot better than the first rendering. This is a pretty massive development and it could help spur further development around the ballpark. The mid-rise complex will include ground level retail / restaurants.
     




     
    construction on the Charles Aris corporate headquarters next to the Bellemeade Village site is well under way.
     





     
    LeBauer City Park near the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts site is under construction
     




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