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  1. Wayment. The whole green block of "5" (what looks like 3 or 4 city blocks) is only going to have 87 units? Is that right??
  2. SO Effing Stupid Really, what the hell are these people thinking?
  3. Agreed. One thing that’s certain with concept renders is that it’s not what the product will actually look like. when it comes time to *actually design* the thing it’ll end up different.
  4. Similar growth rate for the MSA and CSA. MSA 2020 population: 1,799,674 (5.0%) CSA 2020 population: 1,890,162 (4.9%)
  5. Local-level population data from the 2020 Census were released today. Norfolk's population dropped 2% to 238,005. Norfolk is now a distant third in the ranking of VA cities by population. And Richmond is poised to push it to 4th soon. The top 10 cities in VA in 2020 are listed below. % change since 2010 is also provided. Two cities declined - Norfolk and Hampton. Portsmouth posted its first population increase since 1960! Va Beach: 459,470 (4.9%) Chesapeake: 249,422 (12.2%) Norfolk: 238,005 (-2.0%) <-largest decline Richmond: 226,610 (11.0%) N
  6. I wish there was more population growth in the region to support a really bold proposal.
  7. Hope they go with Option 3. Do it right.
  8. Or they could just give a couple of mid level associates __ hours of labor to fix the site plan first, which would be much cheaper than acquiring and drawing up a new site in another location.
  9. Agree 100%. I’d rather have a good site plan and programme with low or mid rise buildings than a tall building on a bad site plan. this just is not a good site plan for an urban downtown setting in the 2020s. That’s what’s confusing and frustrating about this. I’m sure you could go to a meeting and hear the developer’s architect and planner tell a great story about how they were inspired by mermaids or some ish, but this “campus” plan doesn’t help to make downtown Norfolk a more walkable, vibrant, or interesting place. It seems antiquated and out of touch with Norfolk’s goals. And
  10. Huh. So in the original, we had a single building fronting St Paul’s, and about half of the parcel along the interstate was shown undeveloped (presumably a future development site). This takes up the whole lot with several odd shaped buildings. It’s a strange site plan. It doesn’t command the St Paul’s streetscape. It’s not an urban downtown site plan. Quite campus-like, really. I’m confused by it, especially noting its site, proximity to the LRT, etc. On the plus side, it looks like the parking is at least a little less obvious. I’m not even bothered by the height reduction
  11. Well there’s that and also the average household size (number of people per household) declined too. In 1940 there were 3.67 people per household in the US. In 2010 there were 2.58. Thats a 30% drop in the number of people in an average US household. I’ve seen reports that household size increased during the 2010s for the first time in 160 years (to just over 2.6).
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    Norfolk Pictures

    The “City Center” building could be demolished and replaced with something big. Talk about a prime location...
  13. IIRC, that marina was called Banana Pier. I remember going to a few Harborfests in the late 80s where we knew folks who had docked boats there. I was very little, so these were some of my first memories of downtown Norfolk. Harborfest seemed like a much bigger party back then.
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