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  1. Richmond International Airport

    Agreed. I just returned from MCO via JetBlue yesterday and, as usual, great service.
  2. Richmond Developments

    Honestly, I am not sure with other browsers as I have not tried.
  3. Richmond Developments

    FYI, if you use Google Chrome and open the story in "incognito mode," RTD does not register the view towards the count.
  4. Agreed, so make the second one taller
  5. Amazon HQ2

    Of the three the Boulevard location would be my preference. Tree Hill Farm is beautiful and could be better utilized, plus a lot of infrastructure improvements would be needed of which the Bottom may not be able to handle. I am annoyed that a location such as that west of Dominion HQ was not proposed (three mostly undeveloped blocks owned entirely between two entities) which would better fit Amazon's requirements and compliment their Seattle HQ.
  6. Richmond Developments

    The Wawa was to go where the site work is currently. I have been wondering if they are just clearly to market the land or if they are actually beginning the construction. UPDATE: Digging through the permits, I see that they are currently working on Water/Sewer connections. The approval for a Wawa on the site was completed last October and architectural plans appear to have been submitted on 6/1/17 with an aim for completion in 2018.
  7. Richmond Developments

    Nothing really picture worthy, but I saw last night that River City Roll has steel work in progress and the new AAA garage has gutted out the lot with exception of the old garage's facade (both on Myer's between Boulevard and Cookie Factory Lofts).
  8. Proposed: The Belvidere

    Specifically, VCU's residential arm (VCU Real Estate Foundation) owns the Hess property and the adjacent former McDonald's site. That is why I find it very interesting that the work on Uphof's "Belvidere" site (next to ICA) also has renderings for VCU's separate Hess/McDonald's property. This suggests either a collaboration on the two projects or Uphof is trying to market his property to VCU. I drove by the Uphof lot and the adjacent Evergreen/Apartment demo site leveled by VCU. All I saw was what looked like grading on the VCU site, likely for the planned surface lot, and no notable equipment on Uphof's. For reference, VCU (light red), VCU REF (dark red) and Uphof (blue) ownership below. Uphof's "Belvidere" site is stripped blue and VCU REF's Hess/McDonald's site in stripped dark red.
  9. Proposed: The Belvidere

    The images shown there that have not been shared before actually appear to be the old Hess site, now owned by VCU, at Broad and Belvidere rather than Uphof's property. That adds more to the suspicion of this being a play for VCU buying the Belvidere and Grace site..
  10. Scores of New Hotels for Downtown Richmond

    Certainly one of my Squirrel game go-tos!
  11. Richmond International Airport

    Yup, that is it. For some reason I thought I was looking at them from DCA rather than IAD.
  12. Richmond International Airport

    They moved into BWI in 2015. I looked at them for an upcoming Europe trip for the Iceland stopover but sadly had to cut down the length of my stay. Perhaps next year! There is also similar competition from Icelandic out of DCA.
  13. Richmond off-topic postings

    If only we still built bridges like those Such a gorgeous city.
  14. Richmond off-topic postings

    Sadly, I doubt we would ever see the funds allocated to a nice fancy bridge since we do not need the navigable height like Charleston, unless something were built in between I-95 and the Pocahontas bridge. A RT. 5 to I-95 connector to move traffic out of the Bottom would be nice.
  15. It is now 600 and 700 Canal Place. This may be to differentiate the two towers as well as have a better location name for other tenants such as retail. The buildings will still be adorned with Dominion signage.