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A large tract of land bordering the central business district will be developed into a retail,office and residential complex. The site is surrounded buy East Market Street to the north, Pastor Anderson Way and a church to the west, Bennett College to the south and Dudley Street and the House of Prayer to the east. It was the site of the former main post office. NC A&T State University wanted to purchase the land for its expansion plans but The United House of Prayer for All People offered more money for the land.

$75M redevelopment plan detailed for E. GSO site

http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/2.../05/story3.html

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It's great news to hear that this is moving forward! The site is only 13 acres, so I wonder what type of retail is being proposed? Because of it's proximity to a large population and placement on a major corridor whatever it is would do really well. Pastor Anderson Way really should be spruced up, as well. It's hidden access to downtown and it will run right under Railyard Park. I'm not a TBJ subscriber, so I can't see the whole article. Any renderings?

A large tract of land bordering the central business district will be developed into a retail,office and residential complex. The site is surrounded buy East Market Street to the north, Pastor Anderson Way and a church to the west, Bennett College to the south and Dudley Street and the House of Prayer to the east. It was the site of the former main post office. NC A&T State University wanted to purchase the land for its expansion plans but The United House of Prayer for All People offered more money for the land.

$75M redevelopment plan detailed for E. GSO site

http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/2.../05/story3.html

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It's great news to hear that this is moving forward! The site is only 13 acres, so I wonder what type of retail is being proposed? Because of it's proximity to a large population and placement on a major corridor whatever it is would do really well. Pastor Anderson Way really should be spruced up, as well. It's hidden access to downtown and it will run right under Railyard Park. I'm not a TBJ subscriber, so I can't see the whole article. Any renderings?

no rendering yet. but like Twincity said, it will likely be mixed income. but it is alarge tract of land so alot can be built here.

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more details on the downtown site which could include more than 200 residential units and midrise flats, an 150 room hotel, 11,000 sqaure foot community center, 60,000 sq ft for retail and restaurants and an academic building shared by NC A&T State University and Bennett College as well as a 484 space parking structure.

http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/2...0651600^1411178

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here is an update. If the plan proceeds forward, downtown will get a hotel after all :)

the latest plan includes hundreds of apartments, townhomes, a farmer's market and hotel. The church will decide to move forward and when that happens, groundbreaking is expecting in the upcoming months.

The video on this link shows some nice renderings.

http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/local_state/...x?storyid=81743

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This will really help towards connecting NC A&T to downtown Greensboro. This is great for the students and downtown Greensboro. Can't wait to see the plans!

Its a great step for revitalizing the Eat Market Street Corridor, Once this development is complete im sure it will be annexed into the Central Business district. part of the plan includes a hotel.

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I'm familiar with this general area. As is, A&T is only a little disconnected from downtown. It really wouldn't take much to have the urban core expanded toward that area.

in fact Ray Gibbs did mention that it wouldnt be out of the question if the central business district expanded eastward

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we are getting closer to finding out what all will be in this. The organizers said nothing about this project will be traditional and that new styles and concepts will be introduced, unlike anything in Greensboro today. Sounds like a very exciting project and one that would eventually mean the annexation of this property into the central business district. This property is a block and a half east from the land being considered for the Greensboro Triumph Center.

http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...RSTAFF/70912030

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demolition for the old main post office will be under way but the mixed-use project that could include mid-rise flats, hotel and a cafeteria is on hold. I will say the House of Prayer is good for the money and is a very wealthy African-American church organization with hundreds of elaborate churches all across the country in 26 states. One church even has a batismal river inside that sprawls through the sanctuary. The bishop is driven around in Bentleys and a Mercedes Maybach. And the lions in front of the steps are signature icons of the churches. The Church organization was started decades ago be Bishop "Sweet Daddy" Grace. House of Prayer is known for playing trumpets, trombones and Tubas during church services (New Orleans style)

- A 150-room hotel

- 152 apartments, town houses and

- single-family houses

- An outdoor commons

- office

- cafeteria

- retail

- An academic research building

http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/2...4155600^1773636

Some of the organizations churches

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The Charlotte Mother House

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boy in a trance (not sure how they roll their eyes to the back of their heads)

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Greensboro Mother House in the background

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Downtown area to get more housing. Looks like a plan for the former main post office site is moving forward. The zoning commission just considered a request for 250 housing units and 57,000 square feet of retail. A full "build out" is expected to be completed by 2015. Just another sign that the economy is beginning to change. The residential units will likely be midrange in price (between $100,000 and $250,000) some may be rental. The site is bordered by Dudley St, East market Street, Pastor Anderson Way and railroad tracks/Bennett College. The proximity to downtown is one block.

http://bizjournals.com/triad/print-edition/2010/12/10/e-market-development-still-in-the-works.html

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