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  1. Check out gocmrta.com for the routes. I can put up a map if the online pdf is too cumbersome. I noted this site leaves out the west columbia routes..so it's either partial or out of date.
  2. They suffer NIMBY there too. Last year that neighborhood fought off the move of the Oliver Gospel mission. It's the same with the bus hub.It's an eyesoar area until DMH is redeveloped. To see the bus system visually I have city bus route maps up with my Food Panty Analysis page. Where to locate the hub is very similar to the where to put the homeless services. Not many places are left downtown. I sent my maps on where to consolidate homeless shelter to the head of CMRTA. The neighbors will fight a homeless shelter more. There are only a few places to locate NIMBY type facilities downtown.
  3. I think USC should have more than 50 percent say in the relationship. City officials focus more on short term (and often political) issues. Unfortunately their vision is often how to survive the next election. They think short term (2-3 years). Today's State rips them on the failure-to-close projects problem. The university is always pursuing a vision of what public education should be five or ten years from now. Typically this vision is part of some multi-year master plan where they work towards that vision. They are limited in that vision by the legislature and the Commission on Higher Ed.
  4. I've not seen the plans to see how the old buildings fit in with the hotel plans. Black House (the one on the left) was a mess inside..I recall the architicture was unique and the USC Neighborhood Association (USCNA?) fought to keep it. I'm a member of the Assoc. and had been inside..and was ambivalent about saving it. The building on the right was not unique IMHO. The USCNA basically wants landlords in the area to clean up student-rented housing. No parking in the front yard, etc. They don't want the rental space to grow. Me..I'm grandfathered in and just get the newsletters. This threa
  5. It happened in the fifties and I just found out about it. My mom and her family never talked about him. Now that I know I cannot ask because the family survivors all have Alzheimers. When I asked my aunt's 84 year old husband he changes the subject. The area at Calhoun and Bull has some historic buildings. Historical buildings are well defended in downtown Columbia. You cannot put storm windows on the front of a house downtown without approval of the historic preservation committee.
  6. As for the CanalSide verus DMH property the city got out of the CanalSide development business because they felt they could not handle both projects. It's interesting they abandoned one for another..after so much CanalSide time invested. One of the long delays with CanalSide was the preservationist folks (and relatives of long-time prisoners) wanted to save the prison industries building. The city waited a long time for different developers to suggest how to use that in a mix of residential housing. After a long time each developer had no way to utilize the building and they tore
  7. One of my clients is right there. They sell software to churches. Are you a planner in government down there? I consult with the COG there for maybe 10 years now.
  8. Yep..always liked to go to Young's. This past week I got another company's Pecan-goods magazine. Someplace from down state. I guess Young's sold my name. I know downtown is kind of dead but I love working in Florence. My clients are located around I95 at I-20, or at the Darlington Hwy. So easy to get around. And good people to work with. Hey TheBarb20, is crime really a big problem there? I'd never heard that. Is the problem just downtown ?
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