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  1. I dunno. It's been vacant for what, 40-50 years? Why not give this a shot. We may not be a huge e-sports hub today, but the opportunity to get in on what is essentially the ground floor of this industry might be worth a shot. If it doesn't work, the theatre will still be there.
  2. That is disappointing. QT?
  3. It's nice to see some reinvestment in these old shopping centers. Maybe they'll finally tear down the bowling alley and start fresh.
  4. This is a huge win, IMO. This is one of the best natural features in the County. Best to make it a place for the public. There's plenty of opportunity for investment in Glendale. I'd love to see someone fix up the old mansion on the hill... if its even salvageable at this point. I'm not sure why Tyger bought that tract exactly.... but I've heard an explanation before that made sense. Something to do with legal mumbo jumo. I do know that TRF, Upstate Forever, and SPACE all work together - it's not really a competition in any sense. They all more or less have the same mission.
  5. I'm betting all of that was intentional.
  6. Yeah, it's going to be a few more months before it gets adopted. I have no intel on the schedule, but adding a new section not only requires work, but likely requires some extra cash to add the scope and potentially council or City Manager approval for the new contract. It takes time for these things to happen, for work to get started, to determine how/if new public engagement is needed, etc. But rest assured that they've spent a good bit of money on this plan, and it's a really good plan. They won't abandon it.
  7. The new Woodruff HS is disappointing. I'm not a fan of these large rural HS campuses. Will creek ridge annex into Duncan/Lyman or whatever? Looks like its getting close.
  8. That's a really great find. I assumed I had seen all of the previous iterations for Morgan Square, and I have, but I have NOT seen all of the concepts for how to rework it over the years. My favorite was taking the opportunity block and converting that into a much larger park. I also love the aerial from the 1920s. You can really get a feel for how much larger downtown was and would feel like today had they not torn most of it down.
  9. Yep. Should fade into a nice Spartanburg Beige over time like the Montgomery Building though
  10. Yep. I get the look they're going for. I just don't like the vertical seams in the concrete on the rocks (or the side panels quite frankly). If they could somehow eliminate that it would look and feel a lot better. It's a subtle detail that most probably won't notice or care about. I assume it was a value engineering decision.
  11. Agreed. And without question the most important one.
  12. I'm actually surprised resiliency is a required element of a comp plan in SC as its a fairly new and progressive concept in planning. In the context of a comp plan, it's generally about economic, environmental, and social resiliency in response to hard times/stresses/shocks to the status quo. So, not a detailed emergency plan, but an analysis of how the various elements concepts in the plan work together to support these things. It's admittedly vague planning jargon - even to planners sometimes. Here is a primer on resiliency from the American Planning Association: https://www.planning.org/blog/blogpost/9124762/
  13. The road fee was mostly used for bridge repairs I think? What I recall is that it was found unconstitutional and thus discontinued. As I recall, County Council "adjusted" property taxes to be able to continue the program a few years back. The cost to build and maintain roads is incredibly expensive, and South Carolina does a terrible job funding anything to do with roads. The increased gas tax will help - but not solve - the 30sih years of back maintenance issues.
  14. Thanks for the photo updates! It's exciting to see this project finally happen!
  15. That is interesting. That part of town is so isolated - I feel like the solution is a major road realignment or two to help open it up. That said, the way real estate is going these days the proximity to 85 might make it a new haven for Greenville commuters who want cheaper real estate
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