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  1. sptgguy

    Greater Greenville Economic Developments

    That is really cool. How has no one really said much about this yet?
  2. sptgguy

    GSP International

    I can't speak about flights to the west coast except Hawaii and I have always found it interesting to see the same people in HNL and in GSP. I don't think they would take those flights into account because they were put into place for a specific reason.
  3. sptgguy

    Wish List 2019

    The only problem I see with that is that while that is happening all the businesses there will be closed and the people who shop there will go to Haywood Mall and the stores will never come back to Spartanburg.
  4. sptgguy

    Wish List 2019

    I agree about there being NOTHING special about Westgate and am surprised the owners haven't at least tried to do something about that. I know without a retail brand wanting to open a store they can't force anything, but they could resurface the lots, clean up and expand the landscaping, power wash the building, and do some upgrades to bring it into the 2000s.
  5. sptgguy

    Greenville Transit

    In my thinking..there may not be enough density at the moment, but why couldn't it be set up to serve as a park and ride system. People from Simpsonville/Ft. Inn who don't want to deal with 385 and parking in downtown and ride to a station that is close (Mauldin) and catch a ride in. Put another station like that at 385 and Laurens Road in the I-Car development..maybe swing by with a stop near Greenville Tech (it does have 10,000 students) and then on in to downtown. This could be a lure for companies who don't want to go downtown because of parking problems that exist during business hours Monday-Friday. But....a rapid bus system could do the same thing for less and would be cool if the buses were equipped with traffic light changing technology so that they didn't get caught at every light.
  6. sptgguy

    Greenville Transit

    I think that the people who are commuting from Mauldin/Simponsville/Ft. Inn probably spend more time driving than they want but I get what you are saying. I can see how it would be heavily utilized on the weekends, but that is not enough to drive it forward. If the general system and idea were to be expanded down Woodruff Rd with stations in Magnolia Park and Greenridge it would be even more viable.
  7. sptgguy

    Greenville Transit

    I can't see how it wouldn't be viable especially if they set up as a park and ride with a terminal in Mauldin, a station and parking in I-Car, and maybe some express bus routes feeding into it for Haywood Rd and Woodruff Rd
  8. sptgguy

    New County Courthouse & City/County Government Center

    Honestly...it would be interesting to see the City-County building go really modern since this is going very classical. Im thinking a glass and chrome/modern take on Art Deco would be cool but I am not in charge of anything.
  9. sptgguy

    Greenville Transit

    Maybe that pod system idea can be revived.
  10. sptgguy

    New County Courthouse & City/County Government Center

    I like what I am seeing with this and I love the green space. It looks like the way towns built things years ago. It may not be urban but it is very classic and is a style that should hold up to the test of time.
  11. sptgguy

    Greenville Transit

    The cost of putting in a railed system along main street would be my biggest issue...not to mention they would have to rip up the length of main street to put in the rails. Increasing service and limiting other traffic on Main St. during busy times would be a better option..but its just my opinion. Also, btoy is right, the current set up allows for far more flexibility as downtown grows and develops.
  12. sptgguy

    Wish List 2019

    That Sears Location.....I wonder if the city/county could do some leg work and convince Bass Pro to build a location there. It would be a game changer for Westgate Mall and would bring it back to life. Based on some rough estimates....Sears and the parking lots around it sit on right at 10 acres. Just the footprint of the current Sears location is about 2 acres. I would be willing to stomach a sizeable plan by the city/county to get it to happen.
  13. sptgguy

    Wish List 2019

    Seems that this has become a thing we do as we roll over from one year to the next. What would you like to see for Spartanburg in 2019? My list... 1) Continued growth overall in downtown. A decade ago, you couldn't have paid me to go downtown after dark. I would like to see 1-2 more night time destinations on par with Fr8Yard. 2) More plans in the works for affordable housing in downtown. 3) Ill borrow one from another post last year...I music festival or even a BBQ festival that will draw people into Spartanburg for several days. 4) I still would like to see more engagement from the colleges that call Spartanburg home. Maybe something along the lines of a public gallery where student work is displayed and student groups can perform?
  14. sptgguy

    GSP International

    Maybe I missed it...but I looked at that calendar off and on over the past month and I swear it didn't look like that the last time I checked it out.
  15. sptgguy

    Cambria Hotel (Old HBJ Lot)

    I don't mind this at all. I actually like the ombre effect that is in the picture. The one thing that I would like to see is a change to the corner. I'd like to see something a bit more prominent there instead of it just going straight up. Possible an awning of sorts that wraps around the corner??