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    New downtown federal courthouse

    Looks like the Nashville building cost 194.5 MM. What do we have, 110MM? Don't expect ours to be that nice looking. https://www.gsa.gov/about-us/regions/welcome-to-the-southeast-sunbelt-region-4/buildings-and-facilities/tennessee/new-nashville-us-courthouse Ewwww, San Antonio's is worse than ours! http://www.tpr.org/post/timeline-set-new-federal-courthouse-building Toledo's https://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/2011/06/15/Design-set-for-federal-courthouse.html Savannah's, https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180513/feds-propose-new-building-design-parking-lot-in-savannahs-telfair-square Can't find a pic for Des Moines. The Savannah style is nice but it's very horizontal. Man that San Antonio building; ok, maybe ours wasn't so bad after all!
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    New downtown federal courthouse

    Well at least it can't get any worse than the previous rendering. I know you're never supposed to say that but I think we hit the basement with that one!
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    New downtown federal courthouse

    Don't kid yourself, theres plenty of room on that site for squat...
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    GSP International

    If true this definitely a change. Only Tampa was originally to be seasonal.
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    Camperdown (Greenville News Building Site)

    Yes. Really what I would like for some of these new buildings downtown is a different paradigm. Not everything has to be boxes and rectangles. "Fitting in with the surrounding area" doesn't mean everything needs to look exactly alike. Here are a few quick examples of some regional buildings about this size that would look way better in my opinion. Lincoln building in Greensboro Meridian in Cola BOA in Cola Wells Fargo in Roanoke If it has to be more modern something like this would suffice: or even this There are tons of examples. I'm just not sure why so many of these have to be so boxy, bland, and uninspired. It doesn't have to be anything world changing or awe -inspiring, just something a little different from what we have, something to add a little different flavor.
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    Master Plan Results

    I was thinking exact same thing. I was downtown the other day during rush (first time in awhile), and there simply is no where to put the cars. I completely get the appeal of road diets but there has to be infrastructure in place to accommodate the traffic or it won't matter how grand the plans. And if there are still thousands of units in the pipeline, where are those cars gonna go over the next 10 years, 20 years? There are some good ideas in this plan, I like the visions for some of the key intersections and they are sorely needed. One thing, I hope there is collaboration between this master plan and the other plans that were posted earlier (areas immediately adjacent) or it runs a serious risk of the areas looking poorly coordinated and becoming functionally disconnected.
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    Camperdown (Greenville News Building Site)

    Yeah it's definitely changing a little each time. Overall, looking a little more Plain Jane and boxy, losing some of the finer details and character points. The concrete bays on the top side of the upper box almost giving a brutalist nod to the old gnews building. Need to go ahead and get this one up as the tinkering seems to be going in the wrong direction.
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    New downtown federal courthouse

    Seriously though, I would think as years have gone by, and construction costs have soared, the money secured years ago would no longer be adequate. Also, the studies done 20 years ago for space needs would be terribly outdated by now; wouldn't there need to be more recent studies? If it had been completed 15 years ago as originally planned we would be looking at a 15 year old building, probably needing additional space, no?
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    Camperdown (Greenville News Building Site)

    I forgot about this one. I can't decide if I like that one or not.
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    GSP International

    Everything I've read says those flights have been very successful. I would be shocked if they were dropped. I actually wouldn't be surprised to see more cargo flights in the future.
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    Camperdown (Greenville News Building Site)

    Probably been discussed but why no set back here with both the hotel and office building being only feet off main?
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    CU-ICAR/Millennium Campus

    I would think a HQ/RD would result in additional jobs and investment going forward, potentially lots more.
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    Master Plan Results

    Not sure if this is the best place for this but it seems pretty appropriate. Here is a link to last night's North Main State of the City Address featuring two council members. Lasts about 80 minutes. It is a great discussion on topics like affordable housing, transportation, sidewalks, appts downtown, the Scott Tower site, even some budgeting stuff. They also mention the upcoming new Master Plan. You may need to open in an incognito tab if greenvilleonline won't let you view. I've always wished the Mayor would do one of these every year. https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2018/10/29/greenville-news-livestream-state-city-forum-thursday/1810530002/
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    CU-ICAR/Millennium Campus

    Oh, I dunno, it may take longer but eventually it will get built out. It may have a different scope or form than originally envisioned, but it will build out, especially as the area continues to boom. Even if it doesn't get everything initially planned, it was good they dreamt big and went for it but fell short; as opposed to no dream at all.