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Everything posted by StrangeCock

  1. This isn't about anyone being offended. Who cares if someone is offended? It's simply about whether or not it is right to have a street named after Wade Hampton. And it just isn't. He was not a great human. Not garbage level like Ben Tillman. But surely not good. (I went to Wade Hampton High, by the way. They should change that, too.)
  2. I started working in downtown in 2001, so I know it was at least as late as that.
  3. Unfortunately, I think it's too late. Greenville's addiction to unmanaged growth (along with a complete unwillingness to address traffic and public transportation concerns) will lead to its downfall into just another sprawly asphalt jungle. It sounds dramatic, but it's gonna happen.
  4. If restaurant closings are directly attributable to sitting Presidents, I would LOVE to see a list of all the restaurants that closed in Greenville from Jan. 2017 - Jan. 2021.
  5. There must be many ecstatic bachelorettes in Greenville today.
  6. Greenville gonna Greenville
  7. Hahaha yes. It's like the world's largest Olive Garden.
  8. This is insanity. The moratorium should be on single-family homes, not multi-family residences. They're literally doing the opposite of what they should be doing.
  9. Love this chonky building. It looks exactly like a Federal courthouse should look. Classic, but slightly modern. Great addition to downtown.
  10. Greenville has always bowed down to developers. They won't be happy until it's all concrete and asphalt, from TR to Fountain Inn and Easley to Duncan. Yes, it's a short-sighted play for profits. And the permanent impact to quality of life will be devastating.
  11. Oh god please don't let this be one of those art installations or murals where people stand in front of wings to get pics for The 'Gram.
  12. Can't see that going over very well with the people who see themselves as the guardians of Greenville. Downtown would be better off with a Kaminsky's (from Charleston and Columbia). Love that place.
  13. And opening up is taking lives. The projected death total for SC just doubled to 1,112 people.
  14. "More roads" is almost never the answer. And like it was mentioned above, when these roads go in, they never tear down Earle St.. They tear down poor and minority neighborhoods, disenfranchising them even further.
  15. Wow. Haven't thought about that place in forever. Loved it.
  16. The president himself admitted today at the press conference that a minimum of 100,000 Americans will die, IF we enact strict social distancing practices. If not, it could be 1,000,000. California is enacting social distancing practices. South Carolina is not. Will this FINALLY be enough to silence the "it's only the flu" crowd?
  17. We will easily pass that by the end of April. Probably sooner. I've ever seen a leader more aggressively determined to murder his own constituents.
  18. "Small government! Local control!" Lies.
  19. You know what else has far reaching effects? 2 million Americans dying. They won't be coming back. The stock market will.
  20. It's not the tallest building, but it's nice and chonky.
  21. Ewwww, gross. Why would Greenville want to be like Charlotte? A bland corporate monument to unchecked sprawl? I pray Greenville gets a handle on the problems that come with growth before it gets anywhere near as big as Charlotte.
  22. I grew up in Greenville, but live in Portland now. So I'm glad you brought Portland up specifically. The Urban Growth Boundary is overwhelming popular here. It's not perfect, but it absolutely prevents unchecked sprawl. That article is a couple years old, so the biggest change since then is the new law here that virtually eliminates zoning for single-family residences. That would never ever ever go over in Greenville, but it passed here, and will be fascinating to see implemented. Also, the article was written by a guy that promotes "free market principles" in real estate. Now that's not a bad thing necessarily, but it means he doesn't like rules and regulations, so while the article brings up some valid criticism, it was designed to mainly act as a hit piece. No policy is ever perfect, and no policy is perfect for every community, but the Urban Growth Boundary has worked mostly as intended here (persevering natural spaces in a community that reveres nature), and people really like it. A carbon copy of the UGB would go over like a lead balloon in SC, but the overall principle of it is something that should at least be examined in Greenville... before it's too late.
  23. I think a lot of these problems could be solved with a proper Urban Growth Boundary. Greenville has an almost insatiable bloodlust for unchecked outward growth. Developers are given free reign to build further and further out, creating more and more sprawl. This means more roads to maintain and more traffic problems to try and alleviate. When the go-to solution is "um... add more lanes?" then you aren't thinking about the problem in the right way. We need to put an end to sprawl. It will only get worse. Our attention should be turned inwards... revitalizing and taking advantage of the land already within Greenville's developed boundaries. This way we can focus money on fixing our current problems instead of creating new ones. If not, we're looking at a future that resembles the endless concrete and asphalt wastelands that Atlanta and Charlotte and Nashville have become.
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