g-man430

CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Verdae Phase 1

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I don't have any pictures but I drove down that two lane road between Woodruff Road and Verdae Boulevard next to Budget and they have started to remove houses on that road and started to clear the trees. Also it looks like they are getting ready to start widening Woodruff Road from Laurens Road to Verdae Boulevard.

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Yea, I noticed that they've been getting those houses out of there. I believe that is Rocky Slope Rd(?). Right after Verdae was announced trees across from the houses were thinned out. So work is under way... kinda. Does anyone know what this land will be?

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http://greenvilleonline.com/news/specialre..._plan/index.htm or http://www.verdaedevelopment.com/

According to this, that area where the houses are being removed is going to be residental homes and the Hollingsworth Legacy Park.

Awesome. Thanks. I'm ready for the residential stuff to start! I want as much to take place before 2010 as possible, so we'll be able to see a huge jump in city population :silly: !

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In tje most recent GSA Business there is an article about all the new upstart banks in the area. It mentions that Bank Greenville will open its first branch at the Corner of Verdae and Rocky Slope. This must be some Verdae property, I hope it fits with in the master plan, and if this is where that Town Center is to go in the Future I hope it is designed accordingly.

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I don't have any pictures but I drove down that two lane road between Woodruff Road and Verdae Boulevard next to Budget and they have started to remove houses on that road and started to clear the trees. Also it looks like they are getting ready to start widening Woodruff Road from Laurens Road to Verdae Boulevard.

Some they just tore down, while others they are actually taking the time to move. I thought it was odd that they would do this. They're not that nice of houses.

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Some they just tore down, while others they are actually taking the time to move. I thought it was odd that they would do this. They're not that nice of houses.

Maybe they don't own the houses? Perhaps they bought the land and the owners would rather move the houses...? I know someone who owns a couple of them. I'll have to check and find out

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Some they just tore down, while others they are actually taking the time to move. I thought it was odd that they would do this. They're not that nice of houses.

If you are a property owner that needs to have a house moved or torn down, moving can be cheaper or profitable. While tearing it down will just cost you money. You can actually get money for having it moved. The movers will pay you for the house, though its usually a small amount, becuase they then sell the house to someone who has aplace for it. Often the buyers are investors who will you it for a rental, it also can be a good alternative to purchasing a mobile home.

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http://greenvilleonline.com/news/specialre..._plan/index.htm or http://www.verdaedevelopment.com/

According to this, that area where the houses are being removed is going to be residental homes and the Hollingsworth Legacy Park.

Originally when the development was announced, Legacy Park was suppose to be the first thing completed. Will be great to have a large, quality park in this area of town. :thumbsup:

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Originally when the development was announced, Legacy Park was suppose to be the first thing completed. Will be great to have a large, quality park in this area of town. :thumbsup:

yea, Gower Park serves its purpose I guess, but it can be kind of scary some time and it's not all that great anyway.

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yea, Gower Park serves its purpose I guess, but it can be kind of scary some time and it's not all that great anyway.

Hey GvilleSC, where exactly is Gower Park? Do you know the street address? I'm sure I've been by it, but can't place it.

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It's at on Laurel Creek Lane, just off of Laurens Road (between Haywood Road and Woodruff Road ... up behind Jason's Oak Furniture).

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^ Thanks RT!

Per g-man430's note above, the houses are definitely being moved and preparation of the land is underway for Verdae. Verdae has started! :yahoo:

Some photos.

These houses along Rocky Slope are being removed:

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The below spots are where houses stood just a couple of weeks ago. All gone!

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And below, site work has begun for the initial parts of Verdae! :D

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Nice to see this project moving along.This project will be a big factor in the growth and density of Greenville.

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Drove by today and more houses are gone. Verdae is ramping up! :yahoo:

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I've moved this thread from the Greenville forum and renamed it to reflect current construction taking place at the site. This will greatly add to Greenville's development scene! :D

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Has anyone been down Rocky Slope lately? I haven't, but I'm sure that the houses are gone by now and was wondering what's happening now...? Anyone?

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Haven't been by myself either. I do know the widening of Woodruff Road between Roper Mountain Road/Verdae Boulevard and Laurens just got underway today. This is important for Verdae phase 1 to really take off. :thumbsup:

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I agree, and it's also vital that they are doing it NOW rather than waiting until traffic picks up to really high levels.

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Its been a while since anyone asked so I will ,Has anyone been by Verdae lately I wonder how things are coming along.

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Its been a while since anyone asked so I will ,Has anyone been by Verdae lately I wonder how things are coming along.

I went by this past weekend. They are STILL moving houses. It irritates me becuase it's taking forever! I'm so ready to see this take off!

Does anyone know if there will be townhomes included in Verdae? I know that the townhomes that are in the Parkins Mill area are hard to come by and so when they go up for sale they never hit the market. I think they'd be a very worth while investment to be a part of this. :thumbsup:

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There are townhomes planned, but not as part of phase 1. As a result, there are no renderings or other information on them, but you can view phase 1 properties here. :thumbsup:

Skyliner I'm glad you posted that link to Verdae phase one. I just went to the website for the first time in a while and it looks updated. I also forget the sheer size of the Verdae Development.....the size of this project is on par with an Atlanta or Charlotte type project. All of us UPer's have years of enjoyment ahead watching the construction of this project unfold! :D

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There are townhomes planned, but not as part of phase 1. As a result, there are no renderings or other information on them, but you can view phase 1 properties here. :thumbsup:

Thanks Skyliner.

Man, I want to retire there!!!

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