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  1. That is absolutely insane. They need to quit building on to Hartsfield and build a new airport, or expand a smaller one. ------------------ Wasn't the BofA tower evacuated on Septamber 11th?
  2. Spartan

    CanalSide

    If you're interested in that development they are definately worth a look ^
  3. Spartan

    CanalSide

    I agree, that will be very nice. I'm looking forward o the IMAX. I went down to Charleston to watch Star Wars II on theirs- its great. Here is the map again:
  4. Spartan

    CanalSide

    Those were all execllent, thanks for sharing them! The ony about Taylor St does lead to an interesting question: How will they redirect traffic flow from Taylor St (one way) around to the Hampton St bridge? The rendering above doesn't lead me to a simple soultion.
  5. Spartan

    CanalSide

    Great stuff. I just watched the first one........ 3 more to go. 56k beware though~
  6. Spartan

    CanalSide

    heew is the only jpeg I could find... its an overview of the whole site: awsome.... just awsome.
  7. Spartan

    CanalSide

    You need to have your own host site that you can upload them to. You could create one at Tripod.com or just do a search for one. there are tons of them. Just don't use netscape. The only problem is that you have to pay for it if you want file sharing. You could always post a link though.
  8. Spartan

    CanalSide

    here it is- you have to look at the .pdf file, then scroll to page 7. http://www.columbiascgateway.com/content/p...onDevUpdate.pdf
  9. Spartan

    CanalSide

    Ive only seen one graphic for CanalSide, and that was on some city website, but it was a.pdf of the layout of the thing, and I can't find it anywhere. But that is where I got that info above. I am also looking forward to the Olympia Mills getting fixed up. Those are the coolest buildings, and its really awsome to look south from downtown an see the towers sticking above the trees.
  10. Spartan

    CanalSide

    BTW JT Boy, welcome to the forum!
  11. Spartan

    CanalSide

    CanalSide Columbia, SC ■ Residentially focused community along the historic Columbia Canal. ■ 25-acre residential/mixed use development of a former prison site ■ 400+ residential units (rented & owned) ■ 160,000 sq. ft. commercial office space ■ 75,000 sq. ft. hotel called the River Inn ■ An assortment of visitor attractions and recreational amenities similar to Riverfrot Park ■ $12 million development cost ■ expected to produce $100 million in private investment -Thats all I really know about it. They won't be continuing the downtown street grid, and nothing highrise. However, this is good news for the downtown area's population. This area has been growing alot over the past few years. What I think is key is if there is alot if interest in this thing and it is successful. Because if it is, I bet we will see a residential highrise in Columbia in the next 5-10 years. I suspect they are having to make sure that the site is secure and cleared of hazardous debris (like asbestos). All that can take a while.
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    I-26 Connector

    The NCDOT is just really excited about adding lanes for some reason. But this is a statewide issue too....
  13. Spartanburg's Renaissance Project has been quite successful so far. The list of accomplishments include: a new bus depot, 3 new corporate HQs, several smaller businesses including restaurants, clothing designers, etc., over 100 apartment downtown with more on the way and a 98% occupancy rate. It also includes the refurbishment of several roads and sidewalks, the addition of pedestrian friendly features such as benches, working lights, fountains, and pedestrian crosswalk signals with a timer. And last but not least the 250 bed Marriot Park hotel. If you havent been to Spartanburg in 10 years, you really would not recognize the place. Originally, the hotel was part of the Renaissance Park, which is a part of the Renaissance Project. This area used to be a somewhat unpleasant eyesore of a neighborhood. It was real rundown and had alot of drug problems. So what they decided to do was buy up some of the houses and raze them to make way for this grand project. 10 years later the rest of downtown is looking great, but the Renaissance Park is sitll uncompleted. This Park was to include a hotel, and a par 3 9 hole golf course, a new Arts Center, some office towers (well, low rise- 6 storeys or so), and other features that were really outstanding. Today, the decision was made to cancel plans for the golf course and open up the floor to developers. That was the major bulk of the land area involved with this project. So now the question is what will replace it? The area is prime real estate. It is included in teh CBD of Spartanburg. It is untouched right now. The odds are that there won't be any sort of park there. I think that it could be open to some apartment of condo developers. they could and should put commercial businesses along the roads (which are major thoroughfares in DT Spartanburg). Then they coudl have residential areas in the center or a small park. There will most definately be a pedestrian promenade from the Marriot Hotel to the Arts Center, which is still on track to be built (so I'm told). It will be a miracle if they ever get this stuff completed, but when they do it will look fantastic.
  14. Spartan

    I-26 Connector

    That is very true. Spartanburg's city limits only account for about 39,000 of the 145,000 in the urbanized area (thats 26.9%). Greenville's city limits account for only 56,000 of its 302,000 (18.5%). UA and County populations are definately the only way to go. UAs are probably the best identifier because out west there are those massive counties...
  15. Spartan

    I-26 Connector

    Well so much for debate. I guess the NCDOT doesn't mess around with stuff, they jsut do it. How long has this idea been around?
  16. Spartan

    I-26 Connector

    --For reference-- Census 2000 Urbanized Area (UA): Charlotte: 758,927 Raleigh: 541,527 Winston-Salem: 299,290 Durham: 287,796 Fayetteville: 276,368 Greensboro: 267,884 Asheville: 221,570 Hickory: 187,808 Wilmington: 161,149 Gastonia: 141,407 Greenville (NC): 84,059 Charleston: 423,410 Columbia: 420,537 Spartanburg: 145,058
  17. Spartan

    I-26 Connector

    Also, for some other SC cities: GreenvilleSC: 302,194 Florence: 67,314 Rock Hill: 70,007 Myrtle Beach: 122,984 Matthew is right. if Charlotte were in SC its city limits would not be as large as they are and the population would br around 250k (in the City Limits of course). SC has these horrid annexation laws.
  18. Spartan

    I-26 Connector

    I still think 8 lanes is just too much. Greenville only has 6 lanes on 85 and they're putting 6 on 385. I just can't imagine that Asheville has a need for that much capactiy. I could easily see 6 though. Last time I was up there, 240 was kinda bad.
  19. Spartan

    I-26 Connector

    Woah, it definately needs widening, but 8 lanes--- I could definately see 6. How far will they expand it in terms of miles?
  20. Maybe I'm wrong here, but I thought a residential mid or high rise was already in the works?
  21. I was out ot South Park Mall yesterday (July 3rd), and these rennovations are quite impressive. There are some areas that aren't quite finished, and it looks like several stores have yet to move in. After walking through the mall and driving through the area, I felt like this is the next Buckhead.
  22. It frustrates me that this country in the Middle East will build something like this and we spend so much time bickering over the WTC which even though the spire might reach 1776ft, it wont actually be even close to being that high in terms of occupiablility. It frustrates me that the most prosperous country in the world can't get a project like this accomplished anymore, and some tiny countries that most people haven't even heard of can bulid these things with seemingly little problems. (Malaysia, UAE)
  23. Spartan

    Innovista

    This article provided some new insight into the extend of the new research campus to be built at USC. ------------------------------- A USC research campus holds the promise of contributing to theMidlands economy across multiple sectors. Plans call for the campus to stretch from Assembly and College streets west and south to the Congaree River. Construction of the first building at the Arnold School of Public Health should get under way this summer. The research campus is expected to take 10 to 15 years to build. A significant portion is likely to be devoted to health sciences activities, but the campus will not have a single theme, said Harris Pastides, vice president for research at USC. USC has identified four research areas around which the campus will be developed, Pastides said. They are:
  24. Nice pics! How exactly will they accomplish this?
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