The Biz Journal reports developer John Lomax is planning a 192-unit apartment complex on the site of the former North State Chevrolet dealership in downtown G’boro:
If built, the “Greenway at Fisher Park Apartments” would breathe new life into a long-vacant property near NewBridge Bank Park and could spur further economic development along the downtown Greensboro greenway.
Residents of nearby Fisher Park have long waited for that property to develop, but their reaction to an apartment building will be very interesting, considering the traffic that will be generated along Eugene Street.Read full article » No Comments »
My guess is the N&R didn’t know just how true these words would be:
Perdue would have been better off sticking to that pattern rather than rambling through an inarticulate response to a question. Now she’s been turned into a figure of widespread scorn — at least until a new target presents itself. In today’s political environment, it won’t take long.
Presenting new target:
A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land at a handsome profit for a tire plant that’s being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press.
Still, the N&R’s statement that we’re not smart enough to pick up on the governor’s ‘sarcasm’ will sting for some time.Read full article » No Comments »
Lexington officials are reviewing a contract with Charlotte-based Shook Kelly to refurbish the former Lexington Home Brands plant site. Funding for Shook Kelly’s $680,000 proposal will come from a federal Tiger II grant.
Still, the city is having trouble securing stimulus funding for the proposed $15 million passenger rail depot. Lexington City Manager John Gray says funds are forthcoming because the project’s not “shovel ready.”
Since when did that matter?
While the Rhino keeps a close eye Greensboro City Council member Danny Thompson’s questionable campaign financing, the N&R collects quotes* from fellow council members Zack Matheny, Jim Kee and Robbie Perkins regarding the truthfulness of Thompson’s political ads:
When you see these ads, it’s like Danny Thompson needs a Superman cape,” Matheny said. “He just takes credit for everything. And if you’ve been watching the council for the last two years, you know he didn’t get these things done.”
….”The only thing Thompson really took a lead on was concentrating on a perceived porn problem at the library,” Perkins said. “If no one calls him on the carpet, for saying he did these things, then he can get away with it.”
So here’s my question: Thompson is running for an at-large seat; Matheny is running in District 3 and Perkins is running for mayor. So what does it matter to them what Thompson’s campaign ads say? And how about the N&R do its own investigation of Thompason’s political ads?
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