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  1. Wakefield needs to go and the park should be located there. The stream would be the focal point running through that area and would be an extension of the Butterfly park at VCOM. The top of the hill should be new housing that would be attractive for professionals. It's likely a long way off, but moving Wakefield is key.
  2. Great news!! So happy to see this building renovation happening.
  3. I agree, that site is about 9000 Square feet. The foot print would be about the same as the new Marriott. It would be perfect for a mixed use building right on Morgan Square. I've always thought that the 1 Morgan Building was terribly designed. It takes up the entire North end of Morgan Square and adds no retail, residences, restaurants, or activity to Morgan Square.
  4. Its finally going again. It was held up about 5 weeks to relocate several utilities along Daniel Morgan Ave. It should move along a little faster now..
  5. This is long overdue. It is hard to improve the quality of life in a community built on warehouse and distribution jobs. They pay just a little better than Walmart or McDonald's. There is hardly enough income for any to be disposable, much less raise a family on. I have always wondered why everyone get so excited over a distribution center that creates 400 jobs. 395 employees will make 12 -18 dollars per hour and 5 will make 40-60K. We'll give every incentive and perpetuate the lower income. I guess its better than nothing, but its hard to support the restaurants, shopping, ball teams, theater, and other desirable entertainment options on lower income jobs. Anyway, This is a good move and much needed. So happy to see the County finally step up and realize the importance of this. I hope the incentive packages for white collar jobs will exceed those that have been given for the lower paying jobs and we can begin to see an uptick of high paying jobs downtown.
  6. This says the South EAST corner. Which would be the other corner. Not the one that had the old motel torn down a couple of years ago. This would be something new, unless they have identified the wrong corner.
  7. I think its going to be a very good year for downtown Spartanburg and my list would include: -An organized effort to have a baseball stadium located in the Grain District in the next 5 years underway -Jimmy Gibbs breaks ground on the office building at Renaissance Park -A new condo building announcement strictly for sale residential units -Johnson Development begins developing the Herald Journal site -The two boarded up storefronts on Main St. under construction (beside lime leaf and diamond jewelers) -A new City/County municipal building (high rise ) in the design phase -A national or regional restaurant locates downtown -Incorporate Dunbar St in Morgan Square to permanent green space
  8. I'm not sure, maybe tonight.
  9. The front infill area will change to two large rows of windows and the top two floors will be set back and have lots of glass. Its really a great job of transforming this building into its highest and best use......
  10. You will be quite pleased with the look. It will be an awesome addition to downtown.
  11. By adding 2 floors, for a total of 6 stories
  12. Here's what I know. Royce Camp's building on the corner of W Main and Daniel Morgan is underway 30 units Bishop Furniture will start the first quarter of 2017, also adding two floors to the building 45 units The Montgomery Building, Hopefully first quarter of 2017 72 units Florida developer looking at renaissance park 200 units Total 347
  13. One big spoiler for the convention center was the new Richardson Indoor Coliseum at Wofford. There would be no competitive venues for a new baseball stadium.
  14. You also have the BB & T, BMW, Piedmont Natural Gas, Duke energy etc. etc. corporate sponsorships that get you the dollars necessary to build and sustain these parks. I think its BB & T park in Charlotte. How much did they pay for the park to be named that? You also have the Piedmont gas section in the outfield etc.. The ownership has to be clever in marketing and drawing groups to the park as well. Also, remember you were trying to draw people to Duncan Park in the 80's and 90's. The difference in a downtown location would be huge.
  15. I would be ecstatic with either. I think this development would have a greater impact on Spartanburg than any other development. I think either site is great and this community has to find a way to make this happen. If not now, at least in the next 4-6 years.