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  2. That is new here. I like it but hope there is a good amount of storefronts on the ground floor. Either way, hope this gets going soon.
  3. NORFOLK, Va. – June 25, 2019 – Colliers International’s Norfolk office is pleased to announce the sale of the 4.19-acre parcel at 533 Front Street in Norfolk from Moon Engineering Co. Inc. to The Breeden Company, Inc. for $3.3 million. Breeden Construction will build the 258 unit, five-story multifamily development with an internal parking garage consisting of 387 dedicated spaces. Breeden Property Management will manage the mixture of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences with stunning views of the Fort Norfolk waterfront with a pedestrian walkway along the Elizabeth River that enhances the boundary of the property along with renovations to the shoreline. The prime waterfront parcel sits along the Elizabeth River. Once described as the last frontier in Norfolk, the Fort Norfolk area has potential to become a vibrant part of the city and a prominent addition to its waterfront offerings. The master plan shows a mixed-use waterfront neighborhood, rich in character, containing diverse housing and employment options along with supporting uses. The neighborhood is adjacent to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, EVMS, Harbor’s Edge, Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Elizabeth River Trail and other residential offerings. The master plan also shows improvements to the environment around the historic Fort Norfolk, for which the district is named, including a waterfront park, promenade and anchorage for boats and ships. Streets and walkways will lead to the waterfront, which will remain public and accessible to all. “This is an ideal development site,” said Ken Benassi, SIOR, senior vice president with Colliers International. “Zoning changes brought some challenges in marketing the parcel, but this announcement will set the pace for the future of this neighborhood.” Benassi also highlights the site's proximity to employers, downtown Norfolk and the accessibility of public transportation. A park-and-ride for The Tide was built nearby in 2012. “The complex design structure of the project and the growth potential of the area sparked our interest,” said Timothy A. Faulkner, chief operating officer of The Breeden Company. “We look forward to developing this project in the City of Norfolk and providing an exceptional product to potential residents.” Moon Engineering Co. Inc. was founded in 1920. William Thomas Sr. moved the company from Norfolk to Portsmouth in 1987. Thomas passed away in 1992, and his sons sold the company to Earl Industries in 2004. Since the late 1980s, the site was leased to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock until it became vacant for the last several years. About Colliers International Group Inc. Colliers International (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading global real estate services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, our 14,000 enterprising people work collaboratively to provide expert advice and services to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors. For more than 20 years, our experienced leadership team, owning more than 40% of our equity, have delivered industry-leading investment returns for shareholders. In 2018, corporate revenues were $2.8 billion ($3.3 billion including affiliates), with more than $26 billion of assets under management. Learn more about how we accelerate success at corporate.colliers.com, follow us on Twitter: @Colliers and LinkedIn.
  4. I'm really bad with this photoshop copy and paste stuff, but here is what a hotel could look like at Ft. Norfolk:
  5. I always thought a hotel should be built somewhere in Ft. Norfolk. Basically any hospital I have seen has a hotel very close by. Norfolk Sentara does not.
  6. Passenger traffic increases are great. Along with these numbers, and the plans that I saw somewhere for a new terminal to be built where long-term parking currently sits, I do think ORF will expand soon. The talk of international flights makes it obvious that the new terminal will be for the international flights.
  7. Do you consider Military Circle close? I think everyone knows, even in city council, that the mall location is the best location for a new arena. It would be huge for that area and this gives the city a great chance to expand light rail north, even if initially it 'ends' at the arena but is open to build north after the arena is open. An arena in Military Circle will not affect building progress in downtown.
  8. Am I the only who noticed that in the pic, St. Paul's Blvd is down to one traffic lane with the right lane being only for buses and bikes?
  9. Either way, VB will NEVER get a proposal for an arena in this city again - at least in our lifetimes. Really wishing Mid-Atlantic would take a look at Norfolk.
  10. Two things to add. A new Pilot article about the future of the MacArthur Mall where the mayor mentioned some possibilities to include a Target or Macy's as well as moving the food court to the 1st floor and getting rid of all of the brick that faces Monticello. The Starwood proposal is also mentioned: https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_135f1a0e-6056-11e9-b4f2-b7240962b419.html And this seemed to slip by all of us. The former Freemason Inn is being redone. The adjacent building is already a new restaurant/bar called Four Eleven York and the bed and breakfast next door should reopen this spring: https://pilotonline.com/distinction/food/article_b6ac320a-5e30-11e9-9401-0301e18092a1.html
  11. I think a realistic announcement could be another anchor tenant at MacArthur, perhaps the Target that most people seem to want. I don't think there's any new news on the casino or light rail. Perhaps some more about the African Museum will be announced? My wishes would be more development at Ft. Norfolk. Perhaps a hotel. Typically large hospitals have a hotel across the street..... Sentara,/CHKD/EVMS does not. My longshot would to completely demo Military Circle and put a 20,000 seat arena there.
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    This was always one of those buildings you just walked on past. Good to see this. I couldn't really tell, but will the ground floor have any kind of retail or restaurant space?
  13. This hotel hasn't had a lot of press, but here's an article that came out about it (finally): Glass-themed hotel in Downtown Norfolk starting to take shape
  14. I have a couple of friends that got some. I'm hoping they have a can for me.
  15. Ground has now been broken at Pinewell Station (can we rename this thread?) It's not the mid-rise tower we originally saw, but a modest 5-story apartment building. At least it's better than an empty field: edit - I'll just add the pics here instead of the lousy Facebook link
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