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  1. If 3000 feet puts it out of downtown, then downtown is quite small. I would rather see it on St. John where it may spur further growth and development and over time see "downtown" spread out and surround the new police headquarters.
  2. Not trying to pick a fight but way over there? The location is only 3000 feet in a straight line from its current location.
  3. I think a really modern glass cube would be a good idea but thats just me. I will be happy if they avoid brick and greek revival.
  4. 100% agree that living downtown is not the same as living in the country or even in a subdivision but feel that this development got it right with the private courtyard for residents
  5. I get the desire to have the courtyard used by a restraunt. I lived in the Montgomery Building for two years and one of the biggest issues was the lack of outdoor space that wasnt open to the public. 142 Social has balconeys, the Silver Street apartments have balconys and a pool, Aug Smith has the outdoor area up top...Living in a site with no "private" outdoor space can be a bit hard on people who live there.
  6. My wishlist... -Sorting out what to do with Morgan Square. -Grain District development -Continue bringing in population to the city by building -Fewer empty lots dotting the city -More white collar jobs for the city
  7. I don't find this totally ugly. It has a 1960's and 70's look to it. I am just happy that it doesnt have the stupid saucers on top or the crazy over. I also second the idea that affordable housing is not going to push the envelop too much even though when I read the prices I did wonder how on earth that was considered affordable for people on a limited income.
  8. I think it is part of the same creek that they uncovered for the butterfly greenway near the farmers market.
  9. Funny thing about fads...they come...they go. I don't see this as manipulation...I see it as a pure expression of capitalism.
  10. It would be impressive if Greenville/Spartanburg, GSP, the chambers of commerce etc...got together and pushed a marketing campaign for the upstate region and worked on building more of a tourist destination footprint.
  11. But even architects and developers have to bow to the idea of commercial appear and viability. Those bland boxes work for nearly every possible occasion and are cost effective. Do I like them...NO. Do they work...yes. Do I think this thing is going to age better than the bland boxes....not at all. It looks like a discounted version of Disney with out the rides. I think the idea of building more retail space at this point is also a bit crazy to me. We already can't fill what is out there...but we are going to build more...and its going to be bigger and better. Anyone live in Greenville longenough to recall what happened to Laurens Rd? It was replaced by Woodruff...and for over a decade was an eyeseore and to some extent it still is. So now we build this...and the migration will continue. I just don't see the need to bring in more retail or commercial space as this point. Thats just an opinion and only worth the paper its written on..
  12. If the mall is on its last leg...and it going to close....it would be nice to see as many of these stores as possible move into downtown and really wake up mainstreet. It would also be very nice to see Belk move back into one of the larger stores on Main. It would have a smaller and probably cheaper footprint.
  13. Mauldin has never really has a central gather place. I think this is a good start to building a "downtown" for a city that has never really had one. I know it may be disapointing to some...but there is no way of keeping everyone happy all of the time.
  14. It is actually supposed to look like shipping containers due to its location. For charleston...that building is totally new. I wouldnt mind it being in downtown G-ville.
  15. Thats a lot of assumption based off a line drawing. For all we know...the tower could be compleatly covered in glass panels (which is alook I like) but yes it could also end up looking like the Landmark Building. In any case, I welcome a bit of diversity in the way downtown looks. I am rather tired of the homage to textile mills with UFO landing pads on top.
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