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  1. Height doesn't bother me. I like the density. I like the heights will be similar and not too tall (creating congestion). But, I REALLY like just about every building will have retail on the bottom floor. I really like how all the streets will be tree-lined. I like how there is a grocery store planned. That's how you design a vibrant community. Grocery store, drug store, dry-cleaner, gym, and a few restaurants/bars ---- people won't have to leave the neighborhood in a car. I think some you nay-sayers will like the finished product.
  2. My sentiments, exactly! Mid-rise provides density without congestion. And surface parking is the worst. We could use some more bold architecture, though. Some examples: https://www.lundhumphries.com/blogs/features/mid-rise-urban-living-by-chris-johnson
  3. Is there a sub-topic on here that allows users to post what developments Greenville should have? Like a 24/7 gym (weights and cardio), not on Main St. (so there is easy parking), but within a mile or two of DT that is open 24/7? Everything closes at 9:00 p.m., or earlier. I'd even take a gym that's open to 11:00 p.m. Examples: https://www.atlantabarbellgym.com/ https://www.trainuntamed.com/membership/
  4. I used to live in that area. If the developer presented a grocery store of some type, a parking garage instead of surface spaces, and a nice / decent sized green space away from Academy with some trees/shade/benches (along with the rest of what they want to develop)--- I bet the neighborhood would clamor to have them.
  5. Development meeting scheduled for 7/12/22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kroc Center. Looks like info on rezoning the Academy facing parcel to C-4 zoning.
  6. Shame, seems like a missed opportunity to fix that SRT underpass into something nicer and safer.
  7. Anyone know if the SRT under the McDaniel Bridge will get widened or improved when they take 6-9 months to update the bridge? The SRT under the bridge can be a treacherous turn, especially after a rain with mud build up. https://www.greenvillesc.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=2815&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022.06.30 GVL&utm_term=GVLtoday Subscribers - MASTER
  8. Thank you, correction is needed. Just the splash pad will be closed. https://unityparkgreenville.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2806
  9. I heard Unity Park will now be closed 2 weeks for maintenance and repair? Is this true? This is why I thought the money for the Tower should have initially been used to maintain the park. Thousands of people already go every weekend. It will need a lot of TLC-$ to go through the initial growing pains. And I understand local neighborhoods argument that "a promise is a promise." But at what cost? People can't use the park now. We've lost the forest for the trees on this issue. Why not push Tower construction to a later date when the park is established and fully functional. Get the ground down right first, and then build on it? As an aside: 1. As a parent of young children. I have no idea who designed the splash-pad area, but they clearly do not have young children. Putting a rock garden there so kids can either walk (and then fall) on them, or grab rocks and then take them to the hilly playground to roll them down the hills (hitting other children) is something that should have been easily foreseen. Also, the entrance to the pad is also backwards. People are trampling through the mulched / planted area from the main sidewalk because otherwise they have to walk around the children's area to get there. 2. No Shade? One water fountain? I LOVE all the young trees that were planted. But this is South Carolina. Limited shade structures? It will be a decade before these young trees render any real shade benefits. I'm glad they've added some very temporary structures. But again, would I rather have a small "Tower" or a lot of shade and water fountains so I can enjoy the park. I'd pick shade and water- every day. 3. (edit for additional thought). Someone needs to talk to grounds crew. They're making the typical mistake of cutting the grass WAY too short. Cut too short then the grass will dry and die. I guess they do this to lengthen the period between cuts? That's lazy. I'd rather have slightly taller / wilder grass then a field of dried up grass and dirt patches. It's okay to have clover and dandelions growing - as long as the area remains green. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191219074744.htm
  10. https://www.greenvillesc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/296/Haynie-Sirrine-Master-Plan-PDF?bidId=
  11. Are you talking about the vacant land south of Downtown, just south of new County Square Development, and sandwiched between Haynie and Wakefield Streets / Howe and Church Streets? They could also get the County Square developers involved. If so....
  12. Man, this is incredible. We've come a long way since 2009. Thanks for posting. Investment like this is what spurs development, tourism, and increases the quality of life for more residents here (yes, I'm looking at you proposed Bridgeway Soccer Stadium).
  13. Sirrine Stadium, yeah, that's probably not going to happen. Parking. It's the parking, man. The area turns into a cluster even with small-ish High School games. The Greenville FC soccer club couldn't make it work there, either. Plus, no room to tailgate. No bars or restaurants nearby other than a 35 seat Sidewall across the street. Eventual bars/restaurants will be uphill and over a half mile away at County Square. But you want bars/restaurants closer to the venue. Why not wait 1 year and propose at the Union Bleachery? The Union Bleachery developer might kick in and assist with the build, and then Erwin wouldn't have to seek corporate welfare from the County. Judging by the responses on Reddit, the Council did the right thing. https://www.reddit.com/r/greenville/comments/sumhac/greenville_county_council_got_it_all_wrong/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
  14. Didn't the "road diet" on East North Street work? Really, I don't know. I don't normally drive that road often anymore. I think the turn lanes will be HUGE benefit. It gets the left-turn'ers out of the way allowing traffic to keep moving at a steady pace without sudden stops and cars darting between lanes. The traffic study does state traffic time will increase very slightly. And I'm totally okay with that if it means a significantly less stressful driving experience on Augusta, and less accidents between vehicles (and vehicles vs. bikers, and pedestrians). I remember when everyone on Next Door fretted and laughed at the traffic calming bump-outs and restriping on McDaniel Ave. Now, it's crickets on the subject, or the same whiners post pictures of the pretty flowers in the "pot bunkers" they initially hated and called them. So, I'm going to assume the traffic experts also know what they're doing on Augusta Road. I expect it to be an improvement.
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