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GMoxley

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  1. City council approved the closure of the Richland Way underpass yesterday.
  2. Good. Slowing down traffic will increase foot traffic and, consequently, business patronage on the street.
  3. That doesn’t look that bad tbh. But imagine if these folks could safely ride their bikes, not in competition with the cars, they would take up 2% of the space. That’s what the road diet will move towards.
  4. I didn’t read any of these comments as a personal attack. Myself and others just vehemently disagree with you on what will bring growth and prosperity to this street.
  5. The fact that you think it would “restrict” access shows a car-centric mindset. This has been shown time and time again not to be the case. Encouraging pedestrian and cycle access increases business. After all, you can get a lot more people in one place if they walk there than drive there. And I would argue that those locations on Pendleton haven’t been filled precisely because Pendleton is built like a 4 lane highway. Who would want to eat outside at a restaurant as cars whiz by? Who would want their office to look out onto an asphalt desert?
  6. Agreed. As a West End resident, I'd like to see less "free flow" of traffic to allow for greater pedestrian/cyclist safety. It would actually benefit a lot of the businesses in the area as it would increase the overall foot traffic. Business development is not dependent on "free flow of traffic". That kind of mindset might be true for the suburbs (even then, I'm skeptical), but definitely not for an in town business.
  7. Do you have any information to support that or is that just based on your general pessimism?
  8. GMoxley

    The West End

    I’m more excited about the depicted streetscape improvements along river st. Looks like they’re proposing getting rid of the parking and adding some more width to the sidewalk and some landscaping.
  9. GMoxley

    The West End

    That would be disappointing if the city ultimately rejects the proposal. The brewery with outdoor area would be a welcome addition to the West End, IMO. Does anyone know when this will come up for approval?
  10. I like the new layout and massing of the building, but the architecture is definitely disappointing. They really need to channel the industrial feel of the westend more. Something like the architecture of the Canvas building (across from BBT) would work fantastically in the WestEnd...make it look like it's been there for a century.
  11. New massing and layout. Definitely an improvement, IMO. Looks to be more designed for pedestrian access.
  12. Any design or layout public yet?
  13. GMoxley

    The West End

    The long facade is exaggerated by the empty retail spaces. I think when those are filled it’ll feel less overwhelming.
  14. GMoxley

    The West End

    Great! It’d be a shame if the corner property wasn’t included in a major redevelopment
  15. GMoxley

    The West End

    Is that the April 1 DRB meeting?
  16. GMoxley

    The West End

    What areas does the plan exclude?
  17. GMoxley

    The West End

    The word is that a developer will be purchasing the parking lots and the community center to build a mixed use development, with retail fronting main street. It may go before BZA in April for an informal hearing...
  18. GMoxley

    The West End

    Did I completely miss that Pendleton built a sanctuary? I know that was the plan, but I didn't think it ever happened.
  19. This is still progressing... https://www.greenvillesc.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/7811?fileID=36414
  20. GMoxley

    The West End

    Looks like their plan is to create a parking lot. Probably the best short-term use of the property. Hopefully when this can eventually be combined with the transit authority land for some better usage.
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