"These mills were really significant to the history of Greensboro and southern textiles ... They are to Greensboro what tobacco plants were to Durham."Yes indeed. And from a transplanted midwesterner's point of view, it seems odd to me that city leaders aren't trumpeting projects like this for the purposes of city identity-building and "branding." Not to mention that it's a class-A, mixed-use infilll project that city leaders say they favor. (Remember the Comprehensive Plan?)
This report from Preservation North Carolina says that the city has been very cooperative on the project in the areas of zoning and building inspections, and that the value of the property has quadrupled since the project started.
But there's a problem that Hoggard says has been underreported: the city is redoing sewage lines nearby, and will be dynamite-blasting eight feet from one of historic structures. The city will accept no liability for any damage, and is deaf to Peeple's warnings of danger.
It's time to get the water and sewer department on the same page with planning, zoning, and inspections. I'm going to call my councilwoman right now.