jbjust

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  1. jbjust

    Richmond Sports

    Not only that, but they snubbed us hard by building ANOTHER gym in DC for their G-league affiliate rather than locate in Richmond.
  2. jbjust

    Richmond Sports

    Sorry, it has to be the Virginia Squires.
  3. jbjust

    Richmond Sports

    Their teams date back to a long-ago era when Baltimore was a much more important city.
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    New Richmond Arena

    I'm not worried about Ferrell getting his feelings hurt, I'm worried about the thin-skinned city council-members. As we know, they're not above knee-jerk reactions based on community complaints without any independent thought or analysis (see, e.g., the Brook Road bike lane ordinance).
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    New Richmond Arena

    I have to say that I'm really shocked by the negative reaction to a comprehensive, self-funding proposal put forward by a non-profit group of prominent Richmonders that happens to involve the CEO of Dominion (as well as a number of other big companies based in Richmond). I don't know if it's because of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline or what, but so many people seem like they want to hate this project because of Dominion's involvement even though the success or failure of the project won't affect Dominion at all. Maybe people just want to hate it because it involves leadership from big business, which are inherently evil as we all know. In my opinion, while there are definitely details and compromises to be ironed out, this is probably the last best chance to have redevelopment of this area for at least 20 years. Who do you think will step in and do this if we reject this proposal out of hand?
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    New Richmond Arena

    I love small, organic arenas.
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    New Richmond Arena

    The uninformed negativity on this thread makes my head hurt. Going to take a break for a while.
  8. jbjust

    New Richmond Arena

    This is not a Dominion project. There is a group that has formed a non-profit to develop this area for a new arena and the CEO of Dominion is doing this on his own time. No money will flow to Dominion from this project no matter how successful. If Dominion wants the naming rights, it is going to have to outbid everybody else who wants the naming rights.
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    New Richmond Arena

    Yes, it’s very improtant for the company who literally has a monopoly over the sale of electricity to build up it’s advertising and brand awareness. The naming rights will have to be sold to the highest bidder.
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    New Richmond Arena

    With all due respect, you have no idea what you’re taking about. This is not a Dominion project and the success or failure of the project will not affect Dominion.
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    New Richmond Arena

    Since the project supposedly pays pays for itself without including the towers, I wonder if the proposal to include them is a pre-planned “concession” to give the city something they can point to as a way to show they are hard negotiators.
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    New Richmond Arena

    Let’s be clear, including the Dominion buildings in the TIF has no effect on Dominion. They pay the same bill to the city either way, but placing them into the TIF would dedicate that revenue stream to pay off that project.
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    New Richmond Arena

    They are saying 24 mil to raise the street.
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    New Richmond Arena

    So are they taking the existing parking garages and just wrapping apartments around them? Seems either brilliant or crazy, can’t figure out which one.
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    New Richmond Arena

    By zooming in and squinting, I estimate 17 stories of hotel on top of the parking structure.