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  1. zeppelin14

    River Tower

    I'll be glad when this starts. Even though it is smaller than we would all like to see, at least it's a tower. I hope that the old Atlantic City area there will see a building boom soon. I mean, it's a lot of vacant land on the waterfront very close to light rail. It's a perfect area.
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    Norfolk Development 2

    It's in a more suburban area. Not a big deal. I think it's a good and affordable place for millennial to get an apartment where they can take the light rail to work and play.
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    IKEA to open in Norfolk!

    You dont really notice the IKEA driving east bound until you are right on it. Maybe they should cut back some of the trees.
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    New Amazon HQ2 Opportunity

    I can see Richmond getting a boost but I don't see that trickling down to Newport News or Norfolk.
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    Norfolk Off-Topic

    The city of Norfolk really dropped the ball on this one. This is a huge loss.
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    New Amazon HQ2 Opportunity

    It appears that Crystal City is a lock, BUT it seems like a third city will get a location as well which will cut down the Crystal City location from 50,000 jobs to 25,000 jobs. Seems as if New York is the front runner for the other 25,000.
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    Norfolk Development 2

    If 8226 is residential, it must be a condo type building with parking on the first floor since the curbed concrete driveway goes toward the back. 8440 has been an empty lot for years. It has four or five old driveway entrances which means houses used to be there but it has been cleared since I moved to the neighborhood 5 years ago. As far as utility projects, I have no idea. They have just been pushing around dirt on that sight for a year! And speaking of Tidewater Drive in the same vicinity, I wish something more can be done with 8300 Tidewater Drive (corner of Tidewater/Sheppard Ave.). It used to be a gas station but it currently a garden club that meets a couple of times a month but the parking lot and structure is an eyesore.
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    Norfolk Development 2

    I live in the area by Northside Park and have been wondering about two construction projects. It seems that they have just been pushing dirt around for a year with not much progress. Does anyone have any info? The (estimated ) addresses are: 8226 Tidewater Drive 8440 Tidewater Drive (on corner of Norman Ave.) Any insight?
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    Norfolk Off-Topic

    Whatever they put in across from The Main will need some serious neon signage to let people know businesses are there.
  10. zeppelin14

    IKEA to open in Norfolk!

    Does IKEA own all of the land? If so then why didn't they put parking there instead of building a parking garage?
  11. zeppelin14

    IKEA to open in Norfolk!

    Photo credit to Air Center Helicopters, Keith Smith . From Norfolk Department of Development Facebook page. Now looking at the photo above, a restaurant of some kind could easily fit in the wooded area in the lower left corner. That would open it up and make IKEA easier to see from the west side of Northhampton Blvd.
  12. zeppelin14

    IKEA to open in Norfolk!

    Military Highway, yes. I would also like to see development all the way around Lake Wright and not just the Outlets. The area needs restaurants . Look at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach for ideas that they can do.
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    CHKD In-Patient Tower

    CHKD Receives State Approval for Expansion of Mental Health Program HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters has received notification from Virginia Commissioner of Health, Dr. M. Norman Oliver, that the state has approved the hospital’s certificate of public need application for a new pediatric mental health facility to help meet the critical shortage of services in our region. This new facility, to be constructed just off Brambleton Avenue in Norfolk on the medical campus shared by CHKD, EVMS, and Sentara Norfolk General, will include 48 inpatient mental health beds exclusively for young patients, along with mental health day treatment programs and other services.... Now that state approval has been granted, CHKD will move forward on the planning, funding, and construction of these new facilities. It will take approximately two years to open the 12 beds in the current hospital and four years for the new building to be completed.
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    ODU Development

    And a bonus - my 5-month-old German Shepherd enjoying the fountains by student housing!
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    ODU Development

    Been a long time since this had any updates. I was walking my dog around campus and took some pictures of newly finished and in progress projects: The completed Education building on the corner of Hampton Blvd. and 43rd Street. The new Mitchum basketball practice facility at the corner of 43rd Street and Monarch Way behind the TED. The new Art Museum on the corner of 43rd Street and Hampton Blvd. in progress (diagonally from the new Education Building). And construction on phase 1 of the football stadium is underway.