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  1. zeppelin14

    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.
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    Norfolk Off-Topic

    I think we all feel lucky when Norfolk (as well as all of Hampton Roads) has a major project going on. It really is few and far between though. Norfolk just completed the Main Hilton and now the Gateway Tower is going to hopefully get started soon. But I'm always wondering why development is so slow here? I was in Baltimore a couple of weeks ago and was amazed at the amount of construction going on just in downtown close to the Inner Harbor. There were at least four towers going up that would all be taller than anything in Norfolk. I truly am envious of Baltimore's downtown. Here's a cool website that tracks all of Baltimore's construction: https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/maps/crane-watch
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    Norfolk Off-Topic

    I was in downtown last Monday (July 2) and the Monday prior as well. Waterside had a lot of people in it and it was fairly busy all around the area by The Main too. It helped that there was a large Physics convention across the river on June 25-29th that brought a lot of people to Waterside and the Marriott as well.
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    VB "Sports Center"

    This project was approved yesterday and will move forward. This will be built next to the Convention Center: https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/virginia-beach/council-votes-to-build-68-million-sports-center-near-virginia-beach-oceanfront/1294771598 A lot of the nimby's are already on Facebook complaining. In all honesty, I feel as if this is a waste since there's the sportsplex nearby that they could just expand on.
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    Norfolk Gateway

    Doubt they will add extra stories. Usually it's the opposite. But hopefully this will start other projects in this immediate area. I would like to see the Plume Street flat parking lot built upon. I think relocating the Norfolk Juvenile Family Court to a new building would be ideal, then demolishing the existing eye sore building to build something new (and hopefully taller).
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    Virginia Beach Stores, Retail, and Restaurants

    Parking rates are outrageous. If you can find a metered parking spot, putting a quarter in gets you 5 minutes. It's not just Atlantic Ave., but the boardwalk is BORING! Look at Venice Beach, Ca. on how to improve the boardwalk.
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    Hampton Roads Off-Topic Talk

    Looking at the third article - What Norfolk should really do is attract an airline to ORF to call it a hub. Build another terminal where the current long-term parking is. Hubs somehow make cities more relevant. Look at Charlotte before the 1970s when Piedmont came into town.
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    Starwood Mixed Use Proposal

    If Nordstrom does decide to leave, I think the mall owners should forget about the "upscale" tag to the mall and go ahead and put a Target in its location.
  10. This might be one of the slowest moving projects I have seen. Any progress on this at all? There is no mention of this on the Marriott website that I could find.
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    The Savoy

    Have they begun the process of converting this to apartments yet? Anyone with pics or layouts?
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    Norfolk International Airport

    That article really doesn't tell us anything new though.
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    River Tower

    On a positive note, maybe this will FINALLY kick start development at Fort Norfolk.
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    Front Street Flats

    This was discussed before and I think Norfolk has laws against neon signs. BTW, this is called the Roebuck Apartments: http://www.hbaonline.com/project/front-street-flats/
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    St. Paul's Quadrant

    Doesn't Norfolk basically own all of this land it is hanging on to? Harbor Park area, SPQ, Fort Norfolk, old Granby Tower site??? If so, sell the land to private developers already.