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    Montgomery Developments

    The Kress Building downtown --heck pretty much all Kress Buildings everywhere in America-- is one of my favorite buildings, I'm glad to see their are plans for it.
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    Montgomery Developments

    I don't have a new picture of this, but I was driving past it on Wednesday, after not being downtown for awhile. Located on the corners of Bibb and Commerce directly across from the Hank Williams Museum, the smallest building with the greenish awnings which extends to the one with the concaved entrance door, which contains a Chinese Restaurant and Sous le Terre has completely redone its siding and painting. These are the projects --one's with preexisting owners fixing up old buildings to keep up with the Joneses-- that really revitalize a city. Next time I'm downtown I will post a new picture.
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    Questplex - New Main Library/Children's Museum

    I drove past the building on Friday and they had a Questplex sign up on the front of it (facing the Court Square fountain).
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    Questplex - New Main Library/Children's Museum

    I am actually extremely excited about this project, but does anyone know any planned dates for this? Start date? Estimated finish?
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    Montgomery Developments

    I realize that I am apparently the only person who regularly seems to check this page out, but just in case there is anyone else... Montgomery is changing One Court Square into Questplex, which will be a library and children's museum at the bottom of Dexter Ave. They have also sold a bunch of the buildings down on Dexter Ave and hope to connect Lower Dexter to the Alley and the Riverfront. I realize I haven't posted any new Montgomery pictures (again mostly for me) in almost 2 years, so I'll add pictures in a few weeks of the work on Dexter Ave and the area in general. Montgomery's downtown is coming along nicely, despite economic hardships --or perhaps because of them-- maybe people will start visiting it again soon.
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    Montgomery Developments

    Does anyone know who bought the old Alabama Theater on N. Perry and Monroe? It is not a property that was owned by the city like 71 and 11 Dexter (which have also been bought). There was a for sale sign on it for the longest time, but now there is a sale pending sign. Just curious to know if anyone knows who the potential buyer is.
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    Jobs & Employment Throughout Metro Columbus

    According to the Ledger-Enquirer CSU is facing a budget shortfall of about 6.1 million. They will be laying off some faculty.
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    Columbus Area Photo of the Day

    I tried to take some shots of Columbus's skyline this last weekend. Mostly from Phenix City. What I realized is that due to the fact that Phenix City is much lower than Columbus taking a good encompassing photo of the area is near impossible, especially without a good camera. Either way here are the photos that aren't a complete waste of bytes. This is overlooking the 13th Street Bridge. The bridge brings together Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL. On the Phenix City side, they are planning on building the Phenixian (10 Story Condo High-Rise), Troy University-Phenix City and Chatahoochee Valley Community College are building an offshoot campus that would include a 6 story building for the School of Business. The shot only includes the Eagle-Phenix Lofts, which are almost complete. You can barely make out the Ledger-Enquirer Building and the tip of the Holy Family Catholic Church. This is on a walking bridge over the Chatahoochee on Phenix City's Riverwalk right near 13th Street across from Piggly Wiggley. If they ever get around to it Columbus and Phenix City have agreed to further breach the damn to create urban White Water rafting. You can make out Synovus, Columbus State, and part of the Marriot Downtown Hotel. You cannot see the Ledger-Enquirer Building, nor Sun Trust, nor the RiverCenter, nor Government Center. It’s not the most flattering angle. This is the widest shot I could get. I would have included more, but the area I was standing on was only about an acre. You catch part of the TSYS Campus, The SunTrust Building, The Aflac Building, The Carmike Building. If the shot went further left, you could see the Doctor’s Hospital and Columbus Medical Center. If it went to the right, you would see all the shots from the first two photos, as well as some of the buildings in the last shot below. This is the final shot of any value. I found this accidentally when looking at an old loft building on 6th Ave. I drove up Linwood Blvd, and caught this in the rear view mirror. You can make out Government Center, The Ralston Towers, a few buildings that I don’t know, and some of the buildings along the river front. None of the photos I had got a good shot of the Ledger-Enquirer Building, and as I stated in earlier its hard based on the flat land in Phenix City to get any really good photos of Columbus’s skyline.
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    Georgia Pictures

    sorry to follow Columbus, with more Columbus, but I recently refell in love with their uptown.
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    Georgia Pictures

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    Phenix City Projects and Developments

    I just saw some information about Troy State-Phenix City, and Chatahoochee Valley Community College working towards putting a campus in downtown Phenix City where the Riverview Apartments currently stand, with the focal point being a six story tower hosting Troy-Phenix's business school. Then I saw that this information was dated 2005. So I did some more googling and found information dated 2007 that said Troy had three years to break ground on the project. I was just in the area this past weekend and saw nothing. Granted breaking ground could simply be the dean putting a shovel in the dirt, still I am wondering if anyone knows anything about this plan.
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    Montgomery Developments

    Thanks for that posting, I think it serves as a real reality check. Greenville is still working on their revitalization after 30 years, and Montgomery is just 7 years in. I don't want to wait 30 years, but until merchants fully buy in, like in Greenville, there will be a whole lot of slow work being done. For the record, I think what Montgomery has done so far has been amazing. Out of curiousity, does anyone know the approximate timeline of the Chatanooga revitalization?
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    Montgomery Developments

    MATS has added an "Entertainment Route" which will be runnig from Maxwell through Downtown and Cloverdale. I really do like what MATS as done in the last few years, they are slowly bringing back buses, and while there is no news on streetcars the buses are a good step. The city of Montgomery, has also been very good about trying to incorporate Maxwell into Downtown, whether this be the attempt to rename and renovate Bell Street or this I think these are positive signs.
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    Thriving Downtowns

    I guess all of the above. The reason I ask is because I have recently moved back around Montgomery, AL and the downtown is going through a huge resurgence and A LOT of people seem to be complaining saying that more focus should be on the outskirts, and it is a waste of money. I think part of my question has to do with this. In the northeast, there is sprawl but nothing like I've seen in Atlanta, Montgomery, and Birmingham. Why does it seem like people want to put all their efforts into the continuing sprawl and not into downtowns?
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    Montgomery Developments

    When I left Alabama in 2002 the Poarch Creek Indians in Wetumpka had just finished their bingo hall with a bit of fanfare. Last I heard they had planned for a 140,000 square foot casino, with the help of Harrah's. Did this happen? I imagine not as I could not find any information on it. I did however see they had a small hall in Montgomery now. If this didn't happen, I'm curious as to why it did not. I know that Victoryland in Shorter has switched to bingo machines, which Bob Riley is against. Are there still plans for this casino to happen? And if so what effect could it have on Montgomery?