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i rode on the new 301 by pass sunday just to check it out. my thoughts on the road were this

1. it seemed quite longer than expected

2. there is almost nothing around it the whole way through, it was like cutting a road through a forest or field. nothing at all there

3. who owns the surrounding property of this new road?

4. there seems to be some kinda of land work being done near Palmetto ST. and this new bypass. maybe a mixed-use development or shopping center, basically it was just clearing land and possibly adding roads, i couldnt really tell too much.

most of this road is 2 land w/ a center turn lane but it will eventually end up wider over time im sure. speed limit 55 i think.

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i rode on the new 301 by pass sunday just to check it out. my thoughts on the road were this

1. it seemed quite longer than expected

2. there is almost nothing around it the whole way through, it was like cutting a road through a forest or field. nothing at all there

3. who owns the surrounding property of this new road?

4. there seems to be some kinda of land work being done near Palmetto ST. and this new bypass. maybe a mixed-use development or shopping center, basically it was just clearing land and possibly adding roads, i couldnt really tell too much.

most of this road is 2 land w/ a center turn lane but it will eventually end up wider over time im sure. speed limit 55 i think.

I'm glad this road finally got built. It makes getting to I-95 and FMU much quicker. I haven't been on it yet but I will this week. The road is basically running through swampland (it roughly follows the yellow line below), which is why it has taken so long to be built. It will certainly help the area around Freedom Florence to grow. Until now, the road leading to the FF complex has been a dead end to nowhere.

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Good News on that all around.. I'd be really interested in seeing some renderings for the 6 story. I know its just a mayba, but just that fact that there is interest is a good sign

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Ouch...this was from a story on ESPN today.

Were his bike, say, gray, Holmes would more easily slip into the backdrop of the east side of Florence, a downtrodden section of a downtrodden city littered by double-wide trailers, wayward drug dealers and the shattered Budweiser bottles, used condoms, McDonald's wrappers and crumpled newspapers that seem to pock each dirt road and cement walkway.

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Man, I've been away for 3 months and only 4 posts in the interim. Where is everybody? Anyway, here are some pics I took this week of some downtown construction sites.

First, the land has been cleared for the apartment complex on North Coit (5-6 stories?)

Looking north:

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Looking west:

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Looking east:

12 story McLeod tower is in the background

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Looking south:

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A lot has been cleared across from the McMillan Federal Building on Evans St. Unsure what's going there.

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Finally, here's the progress on the Little Theatre on Dargan St.

Looking southwest:

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A low res pan looking west:

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Looking northwest:

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There's still no progress on the FMU performing arts center @ Palmetto and Dargan. I don't know what the holdup is.

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Florence is amazingly flat :)

thanks for the updates on those projects. We need dedicated Florentians like you to keep the conversation active!

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The project on Coit St. is going along quite well. Im surprised the FMU Arts Center is slow developing. They do a whole lot of talking about it for no frame yet. It's good to see some development down there.

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Made to look like historic shopfronts...I like that. Will the project include any street-level retail? That would be even better.

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Wow this is a big step for Florence. The lack of street retail is frustrating, but considering that this is a first for Florence, its a good thing.

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