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Everything posted by ausrutherford

  1. When they widened Pete Hollis, so early 2000s I think.
  2. I'm sorry, but that looks awful. Especially is a downtown setting, a church should look like a church...not a conference center.
  3. It is too small of a site for what they really needed for a drive thru. SCDOT has regulations that you can not back up a drive thru onto their roads...for good reason. Its not just a traffic problem, it is also a safety issue. The site was just too small to accommodate a restaurant, parking, and enough space for a long drive thru.
  4. Unfortunately a lot of damage even without interstates: There used a be a small downtown-like area around the intersection of Rutherford/Buncombe... Forever destroyed by SCDOT...
  5. There was originally suppose to be a Savannah-Augusta-Greenville-Chattanooga interstate that would follow the river up. However, it was low on the priority list. With 4 lakes, numerous wildlife statuaries, and the nuclear site in between, mountains, the low benefit of return, and interstates already the scourge of the land, it never got done. And thankfully it didn't! They would have used US-25 in part for the interstate I referenced above.
  6. I was not suggesting keeping it in place. I was suggesting moving it. It clearly was not built in 1998. It would not have been built that close to the bridge if that were the case.
  7. Am I the only one that hopes the old house that the Academy Bridge basically sits upon is saved?
  8. Not exactly what I meant by outdoor-ish...but haha
  9. The Sears just needs to be removed and replaced with something. Maybe some outdoor-ish concept.
  10. 12 was already a compromise considering the current PD only allowed for 6 stories.
  11. Consolidated the County and City does not make sense since roughly half the County is rural. You will find that where Counties and Cities have been merged is where the entire county is urbanized. Now...what does make sense is for the urbanized areas of the County and the City to merge into one entity and the rural parts split. That could only happen if a growth boundary line where to be established that would not be allowed to be crossed with water and sewer.
  12. They aren't going to reroute the river back to original pre-ACE course because whoever they did at this point would be just as unnatural as the current course. They will be restoring wetlands in the area to soak up some flooding, clean the water, and provide habitat
  13. There are also financial negatives to not taking the mill village along with the mill. Without helping rehab the village, it might hurt the business of the mill.
  14. I have always seen annexing residential as an investment. Sure, you might lose money on the residential. But the commercial properties that come with it in the area (in this case the mills) can lift it over the edge. You can't produce contiguity to most commercial without going through a neighborhood quite often.
  15. Gotcha, if CSX signed then its definitely good.
  16. Interesting that they already have the stripe that allows the contiguity. Must have annexed it year's ago before the State took it away. Glad to see this for City View
  17. It's through development incentives. You want to develop near the SRT? You get extra 4 units/acre for instance.
  18. They are also under construction in Mount Pleasant as well.
  19. This project was originally proposed to the City about 4 years ago. What is holding it up and other growth in the area is sewer capacity. The sewer basin drains beneath I385 near the interchange with Laurens. The pipe should have been expanded when I-385 was expanded in the early-2000s, but it wasn't. The only way to do it now is to drill it. That's why you have not seen a lot of development in the basin lined by Laurens/Airport/I-385 even though its proximity to Downtown and the future SRT extension should be forcing it. It's something the City needs to fix along with the trail expansion, so they can allow better redevelopment.
  20. Yet another large piece of land that would be prime for some redevelopment in the City. Granted less than County Square, but there is a lot of empty and underutilized land at their current HQ. I know the City would love more residential around the mall in hopes of some redevelopment of the mall. No removing the mall, but prepping for the eventual big-box stores closing. The more people that live around it, the greater chance they can get for redevelopment. Also why the next proposed SRT extension goes up to meet the mall.
  21. Really the last piece not the river downtown.
  22. Is any Bi-Lo a performing store? They've pretty much all closed in Charleston.
  23. Did DRB approve that design?
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