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South Elm/Lee development thread

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(ive changed this to the official South Elm/Lee Development thread)

Here is a pdf that shows site plans and elevation of the approved plan for the south end of downtown at South Elm and Lee Streets.. This plan includes a highrise! Its good to see that the plans breaks out of the "traditional box" along South Elm and will include a mix of not only traditioanl architecture but contemporary industrial which is a very urban style. This will help give downtown that industrial feeling that it lacks. Some buildings will be saved and the facade of the old Jones Bakery will be saved and incorporated into new buildings. It appears that a supermarket will indeed be built in this develpment, however city council took issue with that fact that the back of the Grocery store in the plan faces lee Street while the front faces a parking deck. That will likely have to be switched around. This development will connect with Southside and the Ole Ashboro neighboorhood on the outskirts of downtown.

http://www.southelmstreet.com/newsfiles/CH...0Plan_72dpi.pdf

http://www.southelmstreet.com/newsfiles/TI...0Plan_72dpi.pdf

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The grocery store will be either Food Lion or Harris Teeter. there's a slim chance that it will be specialty (Whole Foods, etc)... but slim. It won't be Lowes Foods, seeing as they only build new stores in the suburban areas.

The renderings look absolutely awesome. It'd be so cool to see "Urban Power Center"

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I just hope that South Elm isn't overly masterplanned to the extent that it loses its organic, funky vibe.

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whats the status of the old mill that a developer was trying to convert to residential?

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as far as I know the plan is to convert it to lofts and offices. It was built in 1910 and would have been razed if the ballpark had been built here. The thing that appears to be missing from the South Elm development is an entertainment anchor. Hopefully one will become a part of the plan. Even if it were a multiplex theater. downtown needs one of those

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