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  1. Literally taken seconds ago the carvana tower on Westwood avenue.
  2. Lord I hope we don’t get screwed and get the urban one proposal. Lord that would be extremely disappointing. I really hope it’s the cordish one. Bally’s id be okay with but I really want cordish at this point. I really hope the pamunkey tribe goes the federal route now.
  3. I was at that Lowe’s on Saturday and they were coming along with the tower crane. It’s going to look good when completed. I’m excited for this project. My wife and I were getting some lumber for a friend of ours since I have a truck.
  4. Yep it’s right by my job on Westwood avenue. I pass it every day. Maybe I can snag some photos of it at some point,
  5. So If anyone had to guess how tall do you think the wind creek casino towers are in height and floor count? Anyone think it’s taller than the pamunkey casino tower?
  6. Of all the proposals I think my top three would be in no particular order wind creek Bally’s and the cordish proposal. I would like to see the pamunkey proposal happen to and let them go the federal route so that way Richmond will have two casinos. I’d prefer wind creek and the pamunkey would add a lot of good height south of the river.
  7. Well I will say I know of a few friends of mine yesterday who flew to salt like city while it’s not a direct destination they at least flew out of Richmond. I hope passenger traffic really starts to pick up by the start of summer. I think spring will be decent at least hopefully.
  8. They would probably say it’s too tall and should only be two stories and then say it ruins the character of the neighborhood. Then they would complain about the traffic from it saying too many people come and go from here and generate too many people. They would find a million things to complain about it. I just feel like they are very unhappy people living very unhappy miserable lives since that’s all they seem to like to do whenever a project is proposed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. So this is just some food for thought but I was thinking about the banks in Richmond and with chase in the market now and once all the bb&t and suntrust branches get rebranded to truist does anyone see chase having a much larger presence in Richmond with a more regional office building for all of chases branches here. My thoughts are if all the suntrust and bb&t employees move out of downtown Richmond to Charlotte or atlanta which I’m expecting them to with the truist merger how likely is it for chase to have a much larger presence in downtown and in the suburbs like suntrust or bb&t has here? I’m honestly surprised it took chase bank this long to make it into the Richmond market. I also see truist consolidating a lot of locations with all of the bb&t and suntrust branches there are all over the region. Just something I’d like to get everyone’s thoughts on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. My wife got her second dose Pfizer vaccine today she is a nurse at henrico but today is her last day and she is starting at vcu in short pump on Monday the 11th. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Yes as I’ve said before why on earth would you add flights during a pandemic? Makes zero sense when nobody will fly. I doubt we ever see anymore western flights again after that. Makes me so mad. I’m so sick and tired of all the airliners only giving us flights to Florida thats all our airport has. way too many flights to Florida If I see one more flight to Florida being expanded here I am going to puke tired of it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I second Facebook the worst site for anything development wise no matter what city you live in. Facebook is horrible with that. The rtd I haven’t looked at a comment in there in a long time. I hate the RTD new app they put out. There’s no longer a business section to click on on the app. You have to use the web browser to click on the business section of the RTD. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I however welcome the powhite extension I just wish they had a major interstate going east and west in chesterfield like I-64 runs through henrico I think it would take away a lot of traffic off midlothian and hull street road. Just ashame all they have is a toll road had 288 and 95 but 95 doesn’t run through the heavier populated parts of chesterfield. Just wish they would have an East and west interstate in chesterfield. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. https://richmondbizsense.com/2020/12/17/costar-buying-downtown-riverfront-office-building-that-bears-its-name/ Can’t tell if something brewing is really good or really bad. I’m hoping they are planning a massive expansion downtown. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. My second part of my last post my dad saw a ton of growth in Richmond he moved here in the late 1950s from southwest Virginia interstate 95 brought my family here back then. My grandfather was in world war 2 and of course with him being in the army my dad moved all over the country up north in Pennsylvania and new Jersey and Maryland and West Virginia once hex left the bristol va area. When my grandfather got a job in road construction they were building 95 through Richmond and my grandfather brought my dad and his 2 other children at the time along with my grandmother and after my dad got out of construction he helped build 64 and 295 much later on as well as chippenham and other roads like parham road and Glenside drive. My dad said he remembers when there was nothing west of glenside drive and broad street he said parham road used to be a forest before broad street went out further west. It’s crazy to think how big this metro has gotten since his time in Richmond it was only around 400,000 in the metro when my dad moved here now it’s 1.3 million. I can’t help but wonder how many people and how much bigger it will get during my lifetime here now. I do feel however it’s growing at a much smaller pace than when my dad was living and growing up here. My dad is now 72. I really wonder what it will look like am when I’m 72. Definitely excited but nervous for this metro at the same time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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