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Everything posted by Beany

  1. Pedestrian bridge would be a great idea but I think very expensive.
  2. Remember the good ole days of City council before it was invaded by county commissioners when everyone got along?
  3. More downtown apartments are needed.
  4. Thanks for posting the pictures. I like the angle of your DT shot. I was driving down Market yesterday heading into DT and I was surprised to see how quickly the jail addition has gone up and how big it looks coming from the west.
  5. I know where city will be hanging out on New Year's Eve.
  6. Man, I can't wait to see some good Boro and Winston snow pics! hint... hint...
  7. In a perfect society no one should be taxed for something non-essential for which they do not believe in--e.g. swim centers and coliseums. Ideally citizens who support these endeavors would petition among themselves to pay for it and those who don't won't be burdened against their will for a non-essential item. However, nothing in our society is ideal so we all get to be angry and bitter at times.
  8. I am for the swim center just as I have always been for the coliseum however the methods which were used to get this swim center were not clear and honest. Attaching it to the parks and rec bond was sketchy but then when you find out the true cost to be 6 million higher than the voted bond people have a right to be angry. This was a slick political maneuver to get it built. 'Let's slide it in a P&R bond at $10 million to give it the best chance to pass then we'll pick up the rest of the tab outside voter approval. From my seat that is how it went down. On a personal level I am excit
  9. Thanks for the photo updates of Elm. Regarding the South Elm St. Redevelopment website: 'That is what I am talking about.' How would that hotel fit into this plan? I liked the hotel idea but it would have had to have been rendered much differently to fit in with the way the neighborhood is being drawn.
  10. Good news on the job front. Thanks for the updates.
  11. Thanks Raleigh for sending investors our way!
  12. Sounds good. Thanks for posting. I am not against a surface lot so long as it is on a side or back street.
  13. Glad to hear this. I was concerned that the hotel was going to be a block killer and not at all in keeping with the proposed plans for that area. I also question the feasibility of a hotel at that location. Perhaps after that side of Lee has been redeveloped then it could be attractive for travelers. But as of now I don't see many travelers wanting to stay on that side of the tracks.
  14. Thanks for the link. Sounds like things are moving fast to take advantage of the economy.
  15. Thanks for posting the drawings for the swim center and ACC HOC. I think the ACC HOC will work well at the coliseum. Based on the drawings it looks they are going to change that side of the special events building to house it. Even though it will be part of the SE building, having its own entrance and facade will make it separate from the rest of the coliseum. To me this is a very practical way of getting the museum built and still look nice.
  16. This is the type of thing which is a perfect fit for Greensboro. Greensboro has done very well over the years attracting youth athletic events such as soccer, baseball, golf and track & field. This will go right along with that.
  17. No kidding it would rock downtown. Too bad it didn't work out that way but at least it will enhance the Lee/HP Rd coridor.
  18. I saw that too! I didn't see it real well though I am looking forward to seeing the renderings closer. But I agree it looked like a landmark design. Certainly something out-of-towners should be able to recognize.
  19. In my opinion commuter trains don't make much since in most parts of the country. Buses may not be sexy but they are much, much cheaper and give you the flexibility to change routes, and bring the vehicles closer to where people live and work. I agree we need to invest in our bus systems to make them more convenient.
  20. Some good news!! Thanks for the update.
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