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  1. Good news for henrico and the Richmond region https://www.henricocitizen.com/articles/california-it-firm-moving-headquarters-to-henrico/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. As much as I would hate to see 700 canal place never built in place of OJRP. I wouldn’t mind waiting a while to see if we can get a new tallest in Richmond it would really stick out in the skyline if we can get a tower taller then the James Monroe building. I’m thinking a building anywhere between 500 and 600 feet would look really nice there. Yes I know the demand would have to be there for it to happen and a lot would have to take place for it to happen. but it’s such a great spot for a new tallest. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I work for a wholesale landscape supplies company and my fiancé is a nurse at henrico doctors hospital forest campus and works in the surgical intensive care unit. She has been very stressed lately with all the coronavirus stuff. She told me last night they made a new unit for just cornavirus patients that used to be another unit that served something else. But she is very worried about possibly catching corona virus though she is young like me she does worry about getting it and passing it to me since we live together. I’m worried about my parents catching it as my parents are both in there early 70s. But they have to wear the same mask now at work the whole time because there is such a shortage in masks that they have to keep the same on now till they get restocked which could be weeks. So she has been sewing surgical masks today as well as tomorrow on her day off with her sewing machine. She saw on YouTube a video on how to make a surgical mask by sewing it. So she’s hoping that will last her till they get more in. This is definitely a very scary time and I don’t wish it upon anyone. It’s a very scary situation. Stay safe everyone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Does not shock me one bit who opposed it. Scary part is gray is running for mayor. It is very scary to think someone like her who opposes anything and everything could actually be mayor of Richmond. She will drive everything and everyone out for good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Amen to all of this. I couldn’t say it any better I think about this sort of thing all of the time. Richmond could of been so much more but it chose to dwindle away any chance it had at becoming some bigger and better and brighter. I question whether Richmond can pull this off too sadly nimbys will kill this before it even has a chance and say not on my dime or oh what about the schools. People in Richmond of that attitude are so fake. To be truthfully honest they don’t even understand the complexity of what has to happen in order for all of that to happen. First you need more development and growth to result in tax revenue to generate for money for the city for any of the services to get any better it seems like people forget what it takes for that to happen and just want to whine and complain. And at this point I would turn down anything in a project this big that doesn’t generate taxes. Looking at you state buildings aka vcu buildings state offices and even federal offices and buildings. I would only want commercial or residential to fully be implemented in a project this big unless the state or vcu or federal government agree to pay taxes on whatever they lease in a project this big. The city needs places for people to live to make services and businesses more feasible and to also attract other new businesses to the area. Apparently we are facing a shortage of places to live all across the metro area resulting in a sellers market here. It just baffles me how people want to whine and complain about any huge project that comes here when we need the revenue in the worst way possible. People cry and wonder why nothing gets better here. This has been a trend of this city for as long as I can remember. It’s very sad to see what could have been for Richmond when looking at other places that have thrived and used to be smaller or at least the same size as Richmond. I really hope I see the day Richmond gets out of the poor ole me attitude and the what about me attitude and can really boom and thrive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’ve heard from my cousin who ran for school board a few years ago and lost to Jeff Bourne over on north side she has told me Kim is a very hateful person and is a very terrible person to talk with. This makes me livid that she is running against Stoney she is running on pure hatred for Stoney thinking she can one up him. If she becomes mayor good luck on anything happening in the city. I also heard somewhere that she is very anti mass transit and very anti high density. I really hope for the sake of our city that she doesn’t come close to becoming mayor. If anything I hope she gets out of Richmond politics all together and goes back and does whatever she did before getting involved in Richmond politics. She is just such a nasty person that nothing good can come from. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. As much as I’d love to attend at city hall tonight I have class tonight. I really don’t have a good feeling about tonight and I feel like I will be mad for a very long time about this since I feel like council is going to be a bunch of boneheads about it. I know the second I get the news on my phone I will probably flip over a table in class or either be jumping for joy. I doubt jumping for joy will happen and I feel more like a table will get flipped over tonight. I don’t have a good feeling about this at all. Might as well turn the city of Richmond back to the 90s and have every building in the city boarded up if this gets canned. I just feel like it’s going to hurt us tremendously if we don’t pass this. For one I see costar leaving Richmond altogether I see it hurting our business relationships with anyone wanting to make the city of Richmond home I see it hurting us just about under every category with people fleeing into the counties again. What business wants to relocate to the city when you have a bunch of morons on council. I just don’t see anything good happening if this gets canned. Heck move all of vcu to the counties just make Richmond one big abandoned wasteland. I know I’m being really negative I just don’t see council approving anything with the people on it at the moment. Heck they would probably also deny the Casino being built to. I just feel like the people on it now are extremely bitter and are against anything and everything anyone does in the city. It just makes me so mad and upset. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I say put navy hill on hold till after the elections are over. Kim gray reva trammel Stephanie lynch and Kristen Larson all need to leave for good. get people on council who aren’t petty and a 2 year old about anything and everything and who have a personal vendetta on the mayor and want to hold Richmond back. I think the best thing to do is put it on hold till next year at the earliest. A project to this big is worth putting on hold till new members come on board and yes I know the mayor could be gone as well but at least get a mayor who sees navy hill as a game change and get everyone on the same page and up to speed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. This is why city council should be dissolved and be no more. They don’t care to compromise and meet in the middle or meet with any proactivity. It makes me mad that council gets final say. In this case I think the mayor should veto any votes that are again this project from council and build it already. It makes me sick that council won’t even try to make it work. I understand everyone hates dominion and hates people who have money but honestly who on earth else would you expect to build any sort of large scale development. You think some poor guy or some dude off the block is going to come in and say hey let’s build this but by the way I have no money to build it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I honestly feel like city council should be dissolved they literally get in the way of everything. I wonder if there’s a way to bypass city council and veto there votes and let the mayor approve it. I honestly don’t even understand why we have a mayor if city council has final say in any project and anything and everything. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Yes as much as I’d love that I don’t see there ahl team leaving Hershey unless they change the affiliate with them and give us caps affiliate. My guess it could be there team the south Carolina stingrays who are the caps echl team. So who knows we will just have to wait and find out on Monday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I would love to see an ahl team here in Richmond just right below the nhl level that would bring some awesome hockey. My guess is it’s an echl team which is pretty much double a hockey but still affiliated within an nhl team. Just the lowest tier affiliated with an nhl team. It’s the same thing Norfolk has. But man if we can get an ahl team that would make me really happy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Don’t forget the Hyatt regency hotel high rise within navy hill. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I saw something about rebkee and shamin hotels bought into it together and are partnering up to redevelop Vcc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Wonder what this would mean for the Squirrels? https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27874510/reports-mlb-proposes-overhaul-minor-leagues-elimination-40-teams
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