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  1. Fieldmarshaldj- Can you please explain to me why when Tennessee has an $8 BILLION dollar budget ONLY for roads, you don't seem to care at all. Yet when Tennessee has the FIRST actual attempt at mass transit in decades, and the project chosen was the cheapest project by HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS, people suddenly start crying "wasteful spending"!!!! It makes zero sense. How do we think roads are paid for? Why does Tennessee only allow its citizens to use their federal dollars for roads, and their personal dollars for cars, gas, car insurance? It is not right.
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  2. Ask and you shall receive. Sorry for the all-caps formatting. I am blind so I type my speeches in all caps double-spaced. GOOD AFTERNOON COMMISSIONERS: MY NAME IS BRETT WITHERS AND I LIVE AT 1113 GRANADA AVENUE IN EASTWOOD. I AM CURRENTLY SERVING IN MY FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AS THE PRESIDENT OF EASTWOOD NEIGHBORS. THANK YOU FOR GRANTING US YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION THIS AFTERNOON. EASTWOOD NEIGHBORS COMES BEFORE YOU TODAY TO REQUEST THAT YOU SUPPORT THE CLEARLY EXPRESSED WILL OF THE MAJORITY OF PROPERTY OWNERS TO EXPAND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD'S CONSERVATION ZONING OVERLAY TO INCLUDE ALL
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  3. Don't tear it down, but at least renovate/restore it. It makes that part of the block look dilapidated. I can't see that as a selling point to developers. Keeping a busted building for no purpose other than history, at least make it useful and put up some historical plaques of some kind (maybe there are and I've just missed them.) Having a shell doesn't really add character IMO.
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  4. Tear it down for what though? Another skyhouse like apartment building? It's a very unique structure and gives the city an older feel. Tearing down would be awful in my opinion.
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  5. You bring up some good issues that I think highlight some of the misunderstandings at the heart of this debate. First, here are a few links that cover the disproportionate doling out of federal dollars to Tennessee and red states generally: http://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/#main-findings http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jan/26/blog-posting/red-state-socialism-graphic-says-gop-leaning-state/ You are correct that the concentration of military bases in the south has something to do with this discrepancy, but th
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  6. Has already been posted in another thread but I thought it belongs here as well. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/28/4802391/bmw-plans-1-billion-expansion.html#.Uzek2PldW05 BMW is doing another 1 Billion dollar expansion to its Plant in Greer SC, and is going to build 2 new X series cars in Greenville adding 800 jobs. This will make this the largest BMW plant in the world. I don't think the CLT-MUC flight on Lufthansa is going anywhere.
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  7. Not to mention that TN is in the top ten of states that rely on the Feds. The argument that "my constituents won't use the Amp" vs. "residents of Bend, OR won't use an interstate that runs in TN." Just as laughable as the liquor store lobbyists argument that "wine isn't food". Well, neither are lightbulbs, detergent, magazines, pencils, etc.
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  8. http://www.businessreport.com/article/20140328/BUSINESSREPORT0112/140329815 If this is successful, eventually rail will follow with likely more passengers as it's a novelty.
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  9. Again, no surface parking on the HCA parcel. The HCA parcel will be integrated with the rest of the development, it will be mixed use.
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  10. The Upstate Business Journal reports that Saffrons will be leaving Augusta Street in the West End for the Village Of West Greenville.
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  11. I went to The Village Arts District last night for Open Studios, which was a ton of fun and had a huge turnout. I was surprised to see that there are actually several pop up shops setup for the holidays. This area is such a gem. Check it out if you haven't experienced Open Studios or if you haven't been to the Village in a while! My favorite studios are probably the ones in the flat iron building.
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  12. http://connections.greenvillesc.gov/forms/ClosingPresentation.pdf This encompasses much more than just West Greenville, but the entire Westside.
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  13. West Greenville Village is cleaner to me, but either is preferable to 'Far West End'. Really glad to see the Clemson involvement.
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  14. How's everyone feel about the new name? I like the ability to refer to it as "the village".
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  15. This is nice to see. Kudos to Clemson. Link below. http://gsabusiness.mappsite.com/news.php?link=http://www.gsabusiness.com/news/48493-clemson-to-open-art-studio-in-greenville
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  16. I have heard from a respectable commercial real estate agent in the area that the guy listed with the Brandon Mill is a crook. He swindled millions out of a town in NC. In other words...dont expect it to go forward.
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  17. "On the other side of Greenville, Brandon Mill is waiting for its chance at a new life. "A mixed-use development with 173 apartments was recently proposed for the mill of Shoeless Joe Jackson fame, along with restaurants, a grocery store and other commodities that the Westside is missing." http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20130623/NEWS07/306230001/Historic-Conestee-Brandon-mills-line-redevelopment
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  18. http://www.GreenvilleCounty.org/County_Council/_Agenda/Meetings%20of%202013/Planning%20and%20Development/2013.07.15/CZ-2013-25%20summary%20and%20report.pdf
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