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    urban planning, architecture, retail, photography

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  1. Beach Dome Site Proposals

    While I agree the ocean is just a few feet away I think this is a pretty cool opportunity. I think it would be pretty successful with residents and tourists alike. And after so many years of waiting just build something already...
  2. Town Center North

    The new chick fila and even the nearby Walmart to some extent have an industrial or vintage look that I really appreciate and I think it would be neat to have the new hotel to carry on that theme.
  3. IKEA to open in Norfolk!

    Construction started today on the IKEA. Looks like we’ll have to wait until spring of 2019 for the opening. https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/ikea-starts-construction-on-new-norfolk-store-opening-still-slated/article_67dfaf8a-1f37-5e45-aaf4-82df2353b250.html
  4. Virginia Beach Arena

    I watched the news at 4pm. Mid Atlantic sent a letter to the city stating if the city doesn’t honor its obligations then Mid Atlantic will protect its interest and will exercise all of its rights and remedies relating to the city’s breach of contract. The mayor says they are preserving their rights by sending the letter. The mayor is hoping they will come to the city with satisfaction the loan is closed.
  5. Premier Apartments Progress

    Me too. And when i think of City View i wanna cry. I love thes photos. Makes Virginia Beach look so urban and dense.
  6. Virginia Beach Arena

    The mayor says the funds have not been confirmed.. https://pilotonline.com/news/government/local/virginia-beach-city-council-says-it-has-not-confirmed-whether/article_32c3c1c2-e254-553c-aca6-69e73483e797.html
  7. Virginia Beach Arena

    Mayor Sessoms said Andrea has been advised she has until midnight. Did I hear this correctly?
  8. Virginia Beach Arena

    This is crazy.. like a soap opera..
  9. Virginia Beach Arena

    Anyone else waiting for the rug to be pulled out from under you? It seems to always come down to the last minute. At least this time I’m more prepared to “jump ship”.
  10. Columbus Village at Town Center

    The demand to live in TC has really ramped up over the last couple of years. I find especially interesting how they intend a major refresh for the Cosmopolitan which is just over 10 years old. I can see Columbus Village being redeveloped rather quickly if this trend continues. I think it would be awesome if Main Street was extended east to include more mixed use retail/restaurants, etc to offer a larger footprint for the center. And also Divaris could purchase the old ChickFila location, Sprint and the mattress store along with the shopping center with the Petsmart, Hallmark, etc, (Columbus Village East) and even further extend Main Street.
  11. Town Center North

    This is quite an interesting find. I noticed the last architect back from 2015 was Clark Nexsen but now the link is broken. I just emailed this architecture firm to see if this is plan is under current consideration to be built.
  12. I have eaten there but only once. My recollection is it was pretty nice though I feel the Pembroke location takes the architecture a step further. Oh, and a lot better than the one on General Booth. Blech!
  13. Chick-fil-A was supposed to have opened today their their new location near town center. I’m a fan of the urbanesque architecture including the large windows and modern interior. I know, it’s just another Chick-fil-A. https://www.facebook.com/CFAVaBeachBlvd/?hc_ref=ARRkspSB3Cwwxisezg1FRwMDTnru70M1gbyq5DNF3weys887h7wcpxS5_MWI5Zgo1-g&fref=nf
  14. Premier Apartments Progress

    I believe C&B was rumored to be going in the Gateway Tower in block 2 which was axed a few years ago. Hopefully they will reconsider when that block is developed. I feel they would be a good fit as well. It's amazing to consider TC proper will be built out with block 2. Block 1 is the Taco Bell and so far they've been holding out but I feel it's really just a matter of time.
  15. Virginia Beach Light Rail and Transit

    And does anyone else feel BRT would never work? Even if the city used the row of land they purchased I just don’t see it being successful. On a side note I noticed Priority Group has left the old Circuit City building which the city owns.