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mixed-use retail/restaurant project planned for downtown Greensboro

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It looks like a new development is planned for downtown Greensboro diagonally across from Center-City Park. The project appears to be a mixed-use residential/retail/restaurant development. A couple options include mid/high-rise.

http://www.kotis.org/propertydetails.php?r...rid=&s=2911

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some cooling rendering videos (3 different options) One includes a very tall 6-story building.

http://www.kotis.org/qtvideo.php?path=http...te_Option_1.mov

http://www.kotis.org/qtvideo.php?path=http...te_Option_2.mov

http://www.kotis.org/qtvideo.php?path=http...te_Option_3.mov

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Cool project! One of the biggest strengths of downtown Greensboro is that it has good pedestrian scale buildings that are interesting and make for a nice streetscape, this project should no doubt enhance that quality of downtown Greensboro.

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Cool project! One of the biggest strengths of downtown Greensboro is that it has good pedestrian scale buildings that are interesting and make for a nice streetscape, this project should no doubt enhance that quality of downtown Greensboro.

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very nice project but wheres the midrise? and is this all new construction or renovation?

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very nice project but wheres the midrise? and is this all new construction or renovation?

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Kindof looks like redevelopment which is always good. I could be mistaken but that looks like the building Rumba Latino is in.

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I like all three options shown, but I'd love to see 2 or 3 actually happen. If this happens it could be quite a boon for Davie St. which remains mostly parking lots on both sides, with the N&R superblock urban design disaster being about half of those.

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Kindof looks like redevelopment which is always good. I could be mistaken but that looks like the building Rumba Latino is in.

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While I dislike the fact that the spot they're building on is one of the few spots on Davie St. where there are any storefronts, this is still a huge improvement for the location. It would be much worse if it was replacing some historical/architecturally significant structures.

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a couple of screenshots from the video the shows option 2 and 3

Im diggin the architecture. Very different for downtown. Its not the typical traditional look

davieproject2.jpg

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a couple of screenshots from the video the shows option 2 and 3

Im diggin the architecture. Very different for downtown. Its not the typical traditional look

davieproject2.jpg

davieproject1.jpg

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I like options 2 and 3! I think option 2 would give the block some height with the 6 story building. Also, I like the large patio area!

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this park is really attracting some nice developments! very impressive, and of course, I hope the largest option is built.

I think Ive been in DC too long because im starting to favor mid-rises over towers! LOL

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this park is really attracting some nice developments! very impressive, and of course, I hope the largest option is built.

I think Ive been in DC too long because im starting to favor mid-rises over towers! LOL

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I think Ive been in DC too long because im starting to favor mid-rises over towers! LOL

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I, too, tend to favor density over height. Midrises have more potential to be pedestrian-friendly than highrises, and they usually are.

This development is a wonderful opportunity for downtown Greensboro and again, shows how parks can serve as catalysts for downtown investment and revitalization.

As for the options, I'm leaning more towards 3 because it appears as though it takes up the entire block and there is no surface parking (they didn't show two sides to the overall project, so I'm not 100% sure about that, but that's what it looks like). Also, the side street frontage at least looks a little engaging and isn't a monolithic brick wall for the majority of its length as in the other proposals. The 6-story building appears to have some hybrid architecture going on, with the bottom half being a bit more contemporary and the top half coming across as neo-traditional. I'm a little wary about that, but I think it could be pulled off.

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