Richmonopoly

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  1. Richmonopoly

    Richmond Developments

    Very disappointing news. I hope they choose to stay along the canal.
  2. You can see the crown pretty well coming from the East on 64W into downtown!
  3. I walked by yesterday and was confused by this as well. The building loooks great with the crown, though!!! Gosh I wish it could have been 10 stories taller!
  4. Richmonopoly

    Richmond Region Transportation

    I rode the Pulse. I enjoyed the right from Shockoe to Willow Lawn. I tried it yesterday and there were a good number of people (mostly firsttime riders) onboard as well. I am a little disappointed though. For starters, I don’t get why they pull up to the station obnoxiously slow. If the idea is to be more efficient, then shouldn’t they be? The “new” bus I was on had the squeakiest breaks ever, so at every stop and at every light, I regretted not having brought my headphones. Speaking of lights... I thought I had read that they would be synchronized and I thought that I understood that The Pulse had some sort of sensor that would allow lights to turn green upon approach? That. Never. Happened. The trip was just as long if not longer than the normal #6 ride. Im happy to have the new system, but I hope the kinks are fixed quick. The positives for me: the ride was cheap there is a station two blocks from my apartment the stations are very nice The system appears modern and exciting to have One other thing... I hadn’t considered the station locations so much as they were planning and constructing, but a few of the stations further west (Willow Lawn included) seemed oddly placed.
  5. Richmonopoly

    Richmond off-topic postings

    On my walk to work every morning through Shockoe, there's a kid that boards a school bus at 17th Street. I kind of like it...
  6. I'm guilty, too. But my sentiment doesn't change. I'm excited for the height and infill, but when I consider the power players in other cities who've recently constructed towers (ie Charlotte and OKC) then, yea, I am a bit let down by the height. (and have been)
  7. Richmonopoly

    Richmond Developments

    Yes... Please. More on this 15-story tower....? Is this the Grace Street tower across from The Carpenter Center?
  8. Richmonopoly

    VCU Developments

    I would be pleased with this just so long as it is not like the WalMart on Campus store at VCU. I went there thinking that I would find a router (I couldn't find one anywhere in the downtown area). I was underwhelmed by what was offered. There was another customer in front of me at checkout (I figured I could pick up a few things) that had entered "WalMart" on Google Maps and wound up at the one downtown. He, too, was disappointed. I DO get that it's catered for college students (now I do...the guy in front of me too), but I have to assume that the demand for more shopping is pent up in the area. I'd appreciate a store (PLEASE BE A TARGET) that would meet this demand.
  9. Richmonopoly

    Richmond off-topic postings

    I’m also moving back to RVA from DC. I thought I’d love it (it’s ok) but I miss how laid-back and friendly Richmond can be. I was under constant stress around a bunch of workaholics. Now, I simply wanna get certified in mindfulness or yoga and live a peaceful life.
  10. Richmonopoly

    Richmond Developments

    I left Richmond one month ago today for the mighty DC dollar. I've been busier than ever at work and hardly get a chance to keep up. That said, I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS AUGUST RECAP!!! Thanks for the update. Hopefully, someone will tackle a list for us next month!
  11. Richmonopoly

    Retail in Richmond

    Could my dreams be coming true? Never in a million years did it seem that downtown Richmond - or any parts of her inner city - would bloom. Corporate giants are moving back (i.e. Altria, Carnac, and now Capital One) apartments are sprouting in abundance, and abandoned retail spaces are bein renovated. Is retail returning? Spaces es all along Broad, 2nd and 6th - even East Main in Shockoe, seem to be in renovation stages with no clear tenants revealed. News of new properties along Broad area keep occurring. Do developers sense something that we haven't yet? Is retail finally returning? (hopeful from my shockoe apartment)
  12. Richmonopoly

    Richmond off-topic postings

    I noticed today that 2016 was the first year that Richmond International Airport surpassed Norfolk International in number of passengers. Very telling.
  13. Richmonopoly

    Scores of New Hotels for Downtown Richmond

    So yea...What IS the latest with The Moxy?
  14. Richmonopoly

    Scores of New Hotels for Downtown Richmond

    Looks like a hotel is going to happen (after the lawsuit) along the canal. It seems to be atop the big, brown warehouse. beside the long parking lot. http://richmondbizsense.com/2017/03/27/developers-beef-over-alleyway-spills-into-court/
  15. Richmonopoly

    Richmond Developments

    I like the design as well.