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  1. Downtown Greensboro Developments

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  2. Downtown Greensboro Developments

    Rendering...there is another large apartment building not visible in the rendering. This is going to look great overlooking the ballpark! The entire ballpark district is booming with development. There is already a grocery store, other apartments and new restaurants and breweries opening up. Carroll at Bellemeade (Bellemeade Village) website is up but still under construction. The ground level of the Hyatt hotelis clearly rising from the ground
  3. Wet Willie's opening in downtown Greensboro

  4. First a House of Blues related venue and now aWet Willie's will be opening up one of its largest locations in downtown Greensboro (at the Railyard).The chain typically locates in tourist destinations much like Hard Rock Cafe other locations are: Atlantic City, NJ Atlanta (Buckhead) Charlotte (Music Factory) Memphis (Beale Street) Myrtle Beach St Louis, MO Tampa Hollywood, FL Savannah, GA
  5. PTI airport in Greensboro is one of three sites being considered for a major company looking to expand operations. It looks like it's a pretty big deal. Construction on a large airplane taxiway over a future segment of I-73 opening up hundreds of acres of land for the airport could help seal the deal. Its being called a "very, very big endeavor"The Airport is currently home to the Mid-Atlantic FedEx Hub and the world headquarters of Honda Aircraft Company and its jet factory. GCEDA and Airport Officials Trying To Land Major Project - Rhino Times
  6. Downtown Greensboro Developments

    The first floor of the Hyatt Place Hotel at Carroll At Bellemeade (Bellemeade Village) is starting to rise
  7. Looks like developer Roy Carroll has become the next Joe Koury. He has become a lead developer in downtown development His major developments: - renovation of the old Wachovia tower "Center Pointe" (converted to a high-rise condo complex) - Carroll at Bellemeade (300 mid-rise luxury apartments with rooftop pools and Hyatt Place Hotel) - Project 561 (proposed 36 story office / retail / boutique hotel tower) Here is a map showing the project 561 site along with all the other development that has happened and is happening around the ballpark area. The area outlined in red would be a great opportunity site for a mid-rise or high-rise project at some point in the future. I predict there will be more development activity between the ballpark and the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts along Bellemeade St.Downtown Greensboro is finally starting to see the kind of large scale urban development that you see going up in Charlotte and Raleigh. I remember when ballpark naysayers more than a decade ago said a new downtown ballpark would never attract surrounding development........surprise surprise!! It happened in Durham and now its happening in Greensboro. The ballpark has attracted three upscale apartment complexes, restaurants, a hotel and now possibly an office tower and another hotel. Its going to be a pretty dense urban setting watching baseball games. BTW the ballpark is getting a new name NewBridge Bank Park will become Yadkin Bank Park since Yadkin Bank acquired NewBridge Bank. When you look at Greensboro as a whole, the city hasn't officially "arrived" yet,but its transitioning in that direction when you look at the high paying jobs and companies such as Honda Aircraft Company, Lenovoand Qorvo moving into the city. Upscale retail and restaurants such as Brooks Bothers and the Cheesecake Factory are opening up, downtown is booming and we are starting to see some large urban developments being planning in the "midtown" area. The city is quickly becoming one of the most progressive cities in the south when it comes to social issues and policy.Greensboro still has a ways to go before the city can be placed in the ranks among cities like Charlotte, Raleigh and Greenville, SC. But the Gate City is certainly on its way. Its going to take a little time before the city'simage catches up with all that is happening here. I do think the city can find a niche in the financial sector. While it will never become a banking hub like Charlotte, Greensboro can become an insurance hub. After Greensboro based Jefferson-Pilot Life was acquired by Philadelphia based Lincoln Financial Group, the company kept its insurance division headquartered in Greensboro. So there is a presence of a major U.S. financial company in Greensboro.The city once had the nickname "Hartford of the South" due to the number of its insurance companies. Greensboro leaders should focus on making Greensboro an insurance hub again because while its great that Greensboro is attracting high-tech manufacturing companies to the city, Greensboro needs more high paying "white collar" office jobs and that will lead to more office tower construction in the central business district, high end retail and other urban development. Sometimes you have to look to the past to move forward into the future.
  8. Speaking of which Roy Carroll has purchased property for his towering downtown 561 ft tall skyscraper. It couldbe built across the street from NewBridge Bank Ballpark and on the opposite corner of Bellemeade Village/Hyatt Place Hotel. However he has the option to build it next to Center Pointe. Roy Carroll said large and medium sized potential tenants are interested in leasing office space but he's looking for an anchor tenant for namingrights. The tower would have 28 floors on top of an 8 story parking deck and include street level retail, a restaurant and a boutique hotel. It would be the tallest building in North Carolina outside of Charlotte. Roy Carroll has had six meetings with various potential tenants, even showing them designs of the building with their corporate logos. "we've put a number of marquee logos on the side of our buildings" "i've got a whole secret file of renderings with different marquees on the side of the building"
  9. Downtown Greensboro Developments

    The exterior renovation of the Southeastern Building is nearly complete. The building has been converted to apartments, office space and a restaurant/lounge before and after Construction on the Hyatt Place Hotel in the Bellemeade Village development is well underway. ongoing construction of LeBauer City Park Welcome to "Jeansboro" Home of Wrangler
  10. Triad Photo of the Day

  11. Whatever you call it it's a decent height for a residential project in Greensboro. Its about time developers have a vision of building vertically.
  12. It's about time. Add another restaurant to the growing list of upscale eateriesat Friendly Center. The Cheesecake Factory will be located at thecorner of West Friendly Ave and Pembroke Rd near the upscale Shops at Friendly Center. The restaurant will open fall of this year and will become the fourth location in North Carolina..The restaurant is already located in Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham.
  13. I'm actually calling it what the Triad Business Journal is calling it. I think the definition of a high-rise depends on the city. Center Pointe in downtown Greensboro for an example is clearly a high-rise. But if that building were in New York City it would be called a low-rise just like its a gray area in whats considered a skyscraper. The Southeastern Building in downtown Greensboro is 9 stories but is considered by the city as Greensboro's first skyscraper. 9 stories would never be considered a skyscraper in New York. Regardless of what it's call, it's a tall project at least for Greensboro and developmentslike this will help change the character of the city and give Greensboro a more big city landscape. Its also the kind of development you'd expect to see in a true "midtown" district. The developer envisions multiple "mid-rises" in midtown Greensboro over the long term future Totally built out hotel and all, all phases are expected to be complete within 10 years with construction on the retail portion beginning either this year or early next year. I can easily see a hotel being built here because the development will be in close proximity to a cluster of hotels near Friendly Center (The O'Henry and Proximity Hotels). Its a good area for for hotels because of close proximity to downtown,nearby shopping options, restaurants and direct link to the airport via Bryan Blvd.
  14. Maybe not in New York but 10-stories in most cities Greensboro's size is considered a high-rise. "We're doing what planners want to see in D.C. and Atlanta and Chicago. All the other major metros have tons of that. We barely have any of it. We feel like we can provide a different style, something unique" More renderings. Kotis says it will have more of a feel of a Four Seasons resort rather than just an ordinary apartment complex with a nice weight lifting room. The site borders a future greenway which will link to the downtown greenway. The complex will include two restaurants which both will open to a roof top terrace overlooking Greensboro's downtown skyline. It will also include retail and office space. Residents could have access to a pilot brewing system that with help from staff at the nearby Pig Pounder Brewery, could help them hone their craft brewing skills. Customized meal service from nearby restaurants and beer deliveries will also be options for residents.Kotis says this project could eventually include a hotelattached to the taller end of the apartment building which would soar even TALLER! This could be "midtown's" version of Bellemeade Village on steroids. Also here is an interview with the developer talking about his plans for this project and "midtown" in general. He envisions more midrises and tall buildings in the future as the district develops out. The Lofts at Red
  15. Looks like developer Marty Kotis has big plans for the Red Cinemas movie theater on Battleground Ave near downtown. It will be a lofts style apartment building with parts being 8 stories and a 10 story section. The first phase of the project will include retail and restaurants near the movie theater. It will be pretty unique for Greensboro having a multiplex theater, retail, restaurants and loft apartments in one high density development. Its the kind of project you would see in Charlotte or Raleigh. Kotis recently bought the theater and named it Red Cinemas. The site is also close the Friendly Center and the upscale shops at Friendly Center. I like how thearchitecture resembles an old textile mill. "Building upon the activity along a Greensboro corridor he’s dubbed Midtown, developer Marty Kotis is now laying the groundwork for a $50 million mixed-use project that would include one of the few high-rise apartment towers in the city." Rendering