RVA-Is-The-Best

Members+
  • Content count

    910
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

394 Excellent

About RVA-Is-The-Best

  • Rank
    Hamlet

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Interests
    Anything having to do with the city of Richmond, VA and VCU (especially the VCU Rams)

Recent Profile Visitors

1245 profile views
  1. RVA-Is-The-Best

    Richmond in Pictures III

    Yep, also visit the sub almost every day too. I think I know eandslee's reddit account too because of the enthusiasm in the comments on development related news/threads
  2. RVA-Is-The-Best

    Richmond: Economy/Business/Real Estate

    Or he's messing with us. Classic mod stuff
  3. RVA-Is-The-Best

    Richmond off-topic postings

    These 'fun activity' trends are getting out of hand Cutting edge: Axe-throwing trend flies into Henrico
  4. RVA-Is-The-Best

    Richmond off-topic postings

    @eandslee being pessimistic about something? Never thought i'd see the day
  5. RVA-Is-The-Best

    Richmond Sports

    ^^What, Charlotte? Lol I think we have some kind of Napoleon complex when it comes to that place
  6. RVA-Is-The-Best

    Richmond Sports

    We need to crawl before we walk. For baseball, we should at least shoot for getting a AAA team back again before aiming for MLB. NFL require far larger media markets than what we can offer. If HR hits 2 mil within the next decade or so (likely), I can see them getting some attention for NBA
  7. RVA-Is-The-Best

    Richmond Sports

    There are at least 10 markets I can name that sound more likely to draw expansion teams than RVA.
  8. RVA-Is-The-Best

    New Richmond Arena

    @Brent I'm the opposite, I don't really care about the arena too much but really want the hotel and especially the housing to go through. Residential will bring footfall in an area that needs some energy compared to the rest of downtown.
  9. RVA-Is-The-Best

    New Richmond Arena

    I assume with Dominion providing financial backing for the project they will get automatic naming rights to the facility and maintain ownership of the facility for a set number of years and then transfer over to the city? That's pretty common with arenas I think.
  10. RVA-Is-The-Best

    New State Office Building at 8th and Broad St

    Thank god for you @Asace88, was worried the board would have to put up with my floating tower syndrome
  11. RVA-Is-The-Best

    New Richmond Arena

    Wow I missed a lot here. Renderings look nice, but buildings are kind of bland and squat other than the one tall one in the center there. Should increase height across the board, particularly on the two empty parcels that will be completely redone. The rest just appear to be new facades on parking garages. Like the green roofs and panels. Hope there's not too much city investment, this should first and foremost be Dominion's investment since they initiated their own proposal with Farrell and co. I don't mind public investment, but i don't want a Redskins camp 2.0 and especially given the public return of investment with arenas and sports facilities, I'd be cautious with the excitement. Other than all that, I'm ready for shovels in the ground. That part of downtown is the next to transform (and after that Monroe Ward. hopefully.)
  12. RVA-Is-The-Best

    New State Office Building at 8th and Broad St

    sigh should also mention I have no idea what South Canal project is supposed to look like so i just did two towers. But it all floats so what difference does it even make lol
  13. RVA-Is-The-Best

    New State Office Building at 8th and Broad St

    Since no one seems to have taken me up on that request above, i'm gonna try and do this 3d visualization myself using Google Earth and SketchUp (this isn't gonna go well lol). I have to estimate how tall 14/16 stories etc are. edit: ok i'm having terrain issues and the buildings are floating in the air lol, makes the visualization kind of useless. But even then, I put the two Dominion towers and they have a huge presence. The General Assembly building also peeks out in the skyline, as does the adult outpatient building.
  14. RVA-Is-The-Best

    Dominion Resources: New High-rise Building Planned for Downtown

    ^^ The more I look at Gateway Plaza the more frustrated I get that it's so squat. That was probably the single most consequential spot in terms of changing the skyline and we built that. Not that it's bad, but man, a couple more floors would have done wonders.
  15. RVA-Is-The-Best

    Dominion Resources: New High-rise Building Planned for Downtown

    Just want to throw my unsolicited idea out there that they should build a slimmer, taller tower on half the block to the west (between 6th and 5th) of the the new tower and keep 1JRP.