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Developers unveil complex

“This is a massive project that will be an absolute star in the crown of East Carolina University.”

Tom Taft
real estate developer

By Wesley Brown

The Daily Reflector

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Two real estate developers became important players last week in the revitalization of downtown Greenville.

Investors Tom Taft and Jim Ward have set in motion a plan to build a $40 million student-housing complex on Reade Circle less than 100 feet from the campus of East Carolina University.

The five-story state-of-the-art facility, which will include 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, is expected to transform the face of downtown Greenville and the way the city attracts new businesses to the area.

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How refreshing, and thank you

to Thomas Taft and the other developer. This would be an excellent uplift to the area. I agree with other commenter that I was surprised to that this property was "let go", given the proximity to ECU. I have highest hopes now for a revitalization of the area. Not sure where the other commenter got that Evans would no longer be a larger thru fare, as currently it would not be impacted by this wonderful complex of housing and shops. Thank you Thomas and your counterpart for improving Greenville and the ECU area.

I like it

That's where student housing should be, not 3 miles from campus. I wondered why the owner of the current apartments there was letting them sit there empty, they should have been maintained and would have brought good rent. The only bad thing about this is the fact that they want to change Evans St. to a two lane road in front of this complex, that will only exacerbate traffic problems in the area. Leave Evans St. 4 lane, the only 4 lane road leading to downtown from the south (most of Greenville.)

So refreshing.....

...to see an ambitious new real estate project in Greenville without a strip mall in site.

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