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Downtown Greensboro to get 5-story office building...but at a price

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Hopefully the house can be saved. Pray for street-level retail in the ground floor of the office building.

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Hopefully the house can be saved. Pray for street-level retail in the ground floor of the office building.

I know. Im still amazed that there are even plans for more office space downtown with all the vacancies. But this is still good news as long as the house is saved.

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Is there a way they can make a law to have street level retail in each new office building built downtown?!

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this isn't such a big deal if they end up moving the house, since as the article says, the house had been moved twice before it was moved to blandwood.

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Just think. If they added one floor for retail and 5 residential floors we would easily have an 11-story proposal and more highrises are needed in that section of downtown. They should add residential. we should contact them and suggest that.

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Seeing how it says there will be ground-floor parking that leads me to believe there will not be any street-level retail. It seems that with the increasing demand for retail space dt they would consider putting retail with it. I'm glad the property will be put to a higher use but I am concerned this might not be the best use. I'm hoping this will evolve into something a bit more interesting before they actually start construction.

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me too. I sent an email to the family thats building this and suggested they add retail and residential byt adding 5 or 6 more floors to the project. as it stands now, the 5-story office buillding will be 60,000 sqaure feet. Here is a link that shows pictures of the last office building built in downtown Greensboro. It too is 5 stories and has 60,000 sq feet. it was also designed be the same firm that will be designing this new proposal.

http://www.sspa.biz/southtrust.htm

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i hope the new building doesn't look like that one.

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actually if you could imagine that being a highrise (like 20 stories) it would look pretty cool.

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Yep, that SunTrust building was exactly what I was picturing when I heard 5 story, 60,000 sqft. office building. I hope they delay what they are planning for the property and wait for a more attractive plan to be produced. If the owners can't do it, sell the property to a developer who has the money and vision for something of higher value.

If it was on the edge of dt, say Murrow Blvd., I wouldn't mind it. If they can't go taller at least put in some street-level retail so that it can be pedestrian friendly.

Cool that you sent them an email. :)

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It does look suburban, but wouldn't be so bad if street level retail were integrated into the ground floor. I don't think anything could be as bad as the First Citizens complex on Elm Street. :sick:

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