Garden Parkway planning heads toward ...

Garden Parkway planning heads toward construction, pending late public push

There are 24 comments on the Lake Wylie Pilot story from May 6, 2012, titled Garden Parkway planning heads toward construction, pending late public push. In it, Lake Wylie Pilot reports that:

It's a North Carolina decision on a North Carolina parkway, but it's bound for a Lake Wylie impact, too.

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Gastonia, NC

#1 May 6, 2012
THe train is rolling, even those from surrounding areas recognize the inevitablity. Obviously there has been mutual planning between the counties and states over some time. All aboard!!!!

Since: Dec 11

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#2 May 7, 2012
My advice to anyone who is in the path of the GP; take the first offer for your property that the state provides, it's usually the best offer.
Pro Gaston County

Gastonia, NC

#3 May 7, 2012
The Lake Wylie Pilot is truly a source that I would believe. What a joke. You pro Parkway boys just are scared scared scared. This road ain't happening.
Pro roads - Anti tolls

Belmont, NC

#4 May 8, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
My advice to anyone who is in the path of the GP; take the first offer for your property that the state provides, it's usually the best offer.
Wrong. Every situation is different. I sold my land after the third offer and the state upped the amount each time. Do your homework.

Since: Dec 11

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#5 May 8, 2012
Pro roads - Anti tolls wrote:
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Wrong. Every situation is different. I sold my land after the third offer and the state upped the amount each time. Do your homework.
No homework needed, I rejected the first offer only to have the state make a second offer which was substantially less, as so was the case for my neighbors.
No offers

Gastonia, NC

#6 May 8, 2012
I called the Turnpike Authority last week and there have not been any offers on the proposed toll road route in Gaston County, so perhaps you are making up this crap? There are no permits, there are no offers, and you must be talking about something else because the Turnpike Authority has made NO OFFERS IN GASTON COUNTY. I also called the Department of Transportation and they said the same thing. Since the Turnpike Authority works for the NCDOT, you do the math. No money. No offers. No nothing. You just want to create the sense that this thing has started, and it hasn't. Scared little boys.

Since: Dec 11

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#7 May 8, 2012
No offers wrote:
I called the Turnpike Authority last week and there have not been any offers on the proposed toll road route in Gaston County, so perhaps you are making up this crap? There are no permits, there are no offers, and you must be talking about something else because the Turnpike Authority has made NO OFFERS IN GASTON COUNTY. I also called the Department of Transportation and they said the same thing. Since the Turnpike Authority works for the NCDOT, you do the math. No money. No offers. No nothing. You just want to create the sense that this thing has started, and it hasn't. Scared little boys.
No one said that offers were being made. If you took the time to READ the article, it said land acquisitions could/would begin later this year. I was saying once the offers begin, with my past experiences, the first offer is usually the best.

Maybe next time you'll READ the article FIRST before you make accusations!
Pro roads - Anti tolls

Belmont, NC

#8 May 8, 2012
No offers wrote:
I called the Turnpike Authority last week and there have not been any offers on the proposed toll road route in Gaston County, so perhaps you are making up this crap? There are no permits, there are no offers, and you must be talking about something else because the Turnpike Authority has made NO OFFERS IN GASTON COUNTY. I also called the Department of Transportation and they said the same thing. Since the Turnpike Authority works for the NCDOT, you do the math. No money. No offers. No nothing. You just want to create the sense that this thing has started, and it hasn't. Scared little boys.
The NCDOT has already bought Linwood Springs golf course, which is in the proposed path of the GP. Paid $2.3 million in June 2011. Offer made and payment accepted. Next.
Git er Done

Charlotte, NC

#9 May 9, 2012
Well, I see Bumgardner got about 35% of the vote. Hardly a ringing endorsement for the anti people. Means 65% supported pro road candidates.
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Gastonia, NC

#10 May 9, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>No homework needed, I rejected the first offer only to have the state make a second offer which was substantially less, as so was the case for my neighbors.
Were these offers you got related to GP property, or were these offers related to some other state project?

Since: Dec 11

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#11 May 9, 2012
Statewide wrote:
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Were these offers you got related to GP property, or were these offers related to some other state project?
No, not the GP, it was related to rental property owned in another county. The state wanted to widen an existing road beyond the allotted "right of way". Although I was compensated, I should've taken the first offer.
No offers

Gastonia, NC

#12 May 9, 2012
Pro roads - Anti tolls wrote:
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The NCDOT has already bought Linwood Springs golf course, which is in the proposed path of the GP. Paid $2.3 million in June 2011. Offer made and payment accepted. Next.
Had nothing to do with Garden Parkway.Turnpike Authority would be the one doing the purchasing for Garden Parkway Toll Raod.
No offers

Gastonia, NC

#13 May 9, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> No, not the GP, it was related to rental property owned in another county. The state wanted to widen an existing road beyond the allotted "right of way". Although I was compensated, I should've taken the first offer.
Probably a good strategy with the state. They pretty much have you where they want you when it gets to the point of purchase!
North Carolina grad

Gastonia, NC

#14 May 9, 2012
Git er Done wrote:
Well, I see Bumgardner got about 35% of the vote. Hardly a ringing endorsement for the anti people. Means 65% supported pro road candidates.
Gosh- he beat all the other candidates! Plus- did you see how he did in all the precincts? Get your data right. Won every one.

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#15 May 9, 2012
North Carolina grad wrote:
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Gosh- he beat all the other candidates! Plus- did you see how he did in all the precincts? Get your data right. Won every one.
He won 35%, that means the other 3 candidates that support the GP split the remaining 65%. If my calculations are right then that means Neumann will win the runoff in a landslide.

Since: Dec 11

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#16 May 9, 2012
No offers wrote:
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Probably a good strategy with the state. They pretty much have you where they want you when it gets to the point of purchase!
The first offer was well above "fair market value". After a re-evaluation, the second offer was AT "fair market value". It was my stubbornness to sell that cost me money.
Linwood guy

Belmont, NC

#17 May 9, 2012
No offers wrote:
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Had nothing to do with Garden Parkway. Turnpike Authority would be the one doing the purchasing for Garden Parkway.
The DOT will be acquiring the land for legal reasons. The turnpike authority did not have the creditworthiness backed up by state coffers (us). DOT already acquired 145 acres off Linwood Rd. for the toll road.
North Carolina grad

Gastonia, NC

#18 May 9, 2012
Linwood guy wrote:
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The DOT will be acquiring the land for legal reasons. The turnpike authority did not have the creditworthiness backed up by state coffers (us). DOT already acquired 145 acres off Linwood Rd. for the toll road.
Nope- no purchases made for Toll Road. No permits yet. You cannot start buying land before you have permits unless you want to end up like Monroe Bypass.
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Gastonia, NC

#19 May 9, 2012
Anyone know if Gaston and York counties will be widening the bridge between Pole Branch and South New Hope to four lanes? That would fit in with the context of this article.

There is also another thread on closing the bridge over the Allen Plant discharge channel on South Point RD for maintenance, would be interesting if they are widening that also in anticipation of the GP traffic.
Git er Done

Charlotte, NC

#20 May 10, 2012
Pro Gaston County wrote:
The Lake Wylie Pilot is truly a source that I would believe. What a joke. You pro Parkway boys just are scared scared scared. This road ain't happening.
You guys better wake up and smell the roses. South Carolina is widening and/or improving Pole Branch Road leading into NC at the Seven Oaks Bridge. That will increase traffic and development opportunities AS WIDENING AND NEW ROADS ALWAYS (ALWAYS!)DO! When those people cross that bridge, you will have gridlock as you will also have as the balance of the peninsula is developed. Build the road now before South Point and Union Roads become parking lots! I want those people to go around Belmont--not thru it! Or do you prefer to do our normal NC thing and wait until they do become parking lots before you build the parkway. They broke ground this month on the start of the rail connection to the airport. WAKE UP GUYS!!! People are coming!

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