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I really like that building that the Goodwill was in I think it looks really cool. It just needs to be fixed up and repainted and all that and it's a really neat looking space.

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Glad they are keeping the Goodwill building as well. Also glad the old car dump (basically that is what it was) is gone too!

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I drove by yesterday and most of this building has been demolished.  Not sure if they are planning on saving it after all.  There was only a portion of the front left.

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I was just as surprised as you. They were going through the front of the building this morning when I went by. There had to be some deficiencies in the structure for them to want to tear it all down. We may never know. 

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Not a fan of the new sign at the new First Pawn that is being built. Anyone else seen it?  It looks huge compared to everything else in the vicinity. Just a big green sign that says "PAWN" across it. Not the most attractive thing for a corridor that's trying to be improved IMO.

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27 minutes ago, vistatiger said:

Not a fan of the new sign at the new First Pawn that is being built. Anyone else seen it?  It looks huge compared to everything else in the vicinity. Just a big green sign that says "PAWN" across it. Not the most attractive thing for a corridor that's trying to be improved IMO.

I was going to post this very same thought, but didn't get around to it. It looks terrible and sets a bad precedent. Everyone else will be trying to one up each other.  The Poinsett District is off to a bad start so far.  

I was a big proponent of burying the power lines in this stretch, but what would be the use if gigantic signs pop up everywhere. 

  

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What's wrong with the County? Do they really just not care about anything at all?

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3 hours ago, vicupstate said:

I was going to post this very same thought, but didn't get around to it. It looks terrible and sets a bad precedent. Everyone else will be trying to one up each other.  The Poinsett District is off to a bad start so far.  

I was a big proponent of burying the power lines in this stretch, but what would be the use if gigantic signs pop up everywhere. 

  

Well it didn't surprise me at all that they would have done something like this. The manager in its present location says the company doesn't usually build there own stand alone buildings, since the city basically are pushing them and all that type of business out of the city limits, are now being forced to make some unusual decisions. There is one on South Pleasantburg drive, down from Mcalister Square, that is being forced to do the same thing, There building a new store on Mauldin Road across form BI-LO. Matter of fact, they said it anger the owner so much, they intentionally chose this site. Saying the Poinsett location was a symbolic stand by the owners. A thumb in the eye of the city, so to speak. Basically saying we're literally in eye sight of our old building and look at what we are doing and there is nothing you can do about it. But they probably could have been a little premature and should have done there homework. The city has had its sights set on annexing that area. That's whether people want to believe it or not. So sad it went down that way. But we will to see what happens........  

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Glad to see this is about to progress. $2.5 million isn't going to do much streetscaping though.  

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In the coming months, work is expected to begin on a $2.5 million project of street improvements in the urbanized area outside city limits — widened sidewalks, decorative lights, landscaped roadsides, utilities moved from view, all paid for by Greenville County.

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/2017/07/15/poinsett-highway-greenvilles-next-hot-spot/460165001/

 

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 They are going to have a hard time widening sidewalk without buying additional ROW. It seems there is no room available in the current ROW, unless businesses have simply taken use of it for themselves. 

I personally think moving or burying the power lines is the best thing to do first. It won't be cheap though.   

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7 hours ago, vicupstate said:

 They are going to have a hard time widening sidewalk without buying additional ROW. It seems there is no room available in the current ROW, unless businesses have simply taken use of it for themselves. 

I personally think moving or burying the power lines is the best thing to do first. It won't be cheap though.   

They could use public easements for wider sidewalks. They just need the approval from the owners. 

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Wide enough right of way already exists. A lot of it has just been paved over and used for parking by businesses along the road.  The same condition exists along Wade Hampton in the city of Greenville, where whole rows of parking are actually in the right of way. No plans for doing anything about the power lines now, which will limit any decent size trees from being planted. Unfortunately, plans for a planted median down the center of the road were axed due to complaints from a few of the business. That would have made a significant impact on breaking up the wide roadway and getting some good size trees in.

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12 minutes ago, sc smitty said:

Wide enough right of way already exists. A lot of it has just been paved over and used for parking by businesses along the road.  The same condition exists along Wade Hampton in the city of Greenville, where whole rows of parking are actually in the right of way. No plans for doing anything about the power lines now, which will limit any decent size trees from being planted. Unfortunately, plans for a planted median down the center of the road were axed due to complaints from a few of the business. That would have made a significant impact on breaking up the wide roadway and getting some good size trees in.

Basically, nothing of real substance will be happening.

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1 hour ago, sc smitty said:

Wide enough right of way already exists. A lot of it has just been paved over and used for parking by businesses along the road.  The same condition exists along Wade Hampton in the city of Greenville, where whole rows of parking are actually in the right of way. No plans for doing anything about the power lines now, which will limit any decent size trees from being planted. Unfortunately, plans for a planted median down the center of the road were axed due to complaints from a few of the business. That would have made a significant impact on breaking up the wide roadway and getting some good size trees in.

The Greenville News article states that the power lines are getting moved. :dontknow: For $2.5 million I am sure we will get something of real substance. 

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