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  1. Randolph, especially the blocks just south of the downtown expressway, could be transformed into the Fan south. Restoring the street grid and constructing modern row houses that give homage to the more traditional Richmond style would make it a really desirable neighborhood. This would showcase Richmond as a place that draws from its past to build a dynamic, sustainable future. Randolph does feel disconnected from the rest of the city. A block or two of park placed above the downtown expressway would change that (I know it's a longshot). Meadow could serve as a prominent commercial
  2. This. The City, Henrico, Chesterfield et al need to band together and market RVA. If a corporate office/relo chooses Henrico over downtown, it's still good for the metro. Same for a distribution center in Hanover. It means people, jobs, and disposable income. While political integration of Richmond and the counties is unrealistic in the near future, they need to form an alliance and think as a region, even if it is only for marketing. Doing this will let the world know that the Richmond MSA is open for business (after all, the Commonwealth is routinely named the number one state for busi
  3. https://richmondbizsense.com/2021/08/24/redevelopment-with-26-condos-planned-for-office-building-site-on-libbie-avenue/ Nice infill project on Libbie. I really like how Libbie between Grove and Patterson is morphing into a higher density, pedestrian friendly area. Would imagine that this will appeal to down-sizing empty nesters.
  4. Even if the canals aren't physically connected, a seamless pedestrian connection would be a decent consolation prize. For canal kayaks, canoes, etc., they should create an easy portage option.
  5. Developers plan to build apartments in final two Locks buildings - Richmond BizSense Last phase of the Locks. Looks like a good project and several hundred more residents on the Canal Walk is a good thing. The commercial aspect is nice. Hopefully they will connect the canal segments too.
  6. Just to be clear -- I want Richmond to have taller buildings. However, I don't think they are essential to it being a great city.
  7. Like many on this board, I would love to see Richmond throw up some 600' buildings; however, a shorter but dense urban core makes for a better city than a few sparkling, disconnected high rises and a few major league franchises. Richmond has several advantages over every large Southern city with the exception of New Orleans (which is no economic threat to anyone). Richmond was a "big town" before the automobile. Therefore, its core reflects a 3-5 mph pace. Richmond is a pedestrian-centric city by nature. Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville, Charlotte (the epitome of generic) and Raleigh are
  8. A 20,000 seat arena could attract the ACC tournament at least once. UVa has never been the "host" school in the way that other classic ACC schools have, save Clemson (who couldn't care less about basketball). It's also an easy drive from DC and Tobacco Road (which really matters in ACC thinking). That's how it would have to be marketed. Still a longshot though.
  9. Lacy-owned properties on Arthur Ashe Blvd. being sold for apartment project - Richmond BizSense Another potential project on AA Blvd. Lots of surface parking will vanish. Hopefully, Buzz and Neds will find a suitable new location.
  10. One aspect of the City Center plan that I really like is the inclusion of a high school. This tells me that there will be serious family population growth in the surrounding areas. A truly urban public high school will be a first for RVA. Having lots of families with high school aged kids in urban core is another step towards Richmond becoming a national city instead of a regional one. Heady times indeed!
  11. If I could choose one, I'd choose London.
  12. What’s next for Bow Tie Cinemas site after failed pitch to become a casino? - Richmond BizSense Article on potential Bow Tie development. I really hope that the theater stays. Looking at the photos, there are a lot of surface parking lots to be developed. Pushing SA style development down Leigh would be great. While I realize this is unlikely, building a three level parking deck could provide all the parking Bow Tie needs while freeing up more land to develop. On another note, the Bow Tie block in Monroe Ward is ideally suited for a major vertical development. Hopefully they c
  13. So much of West Broad could be redeveloped like this. Peachtree Road RVA!
  14. Totally agree but even if we "only" get a 300' architecturally pleasing building, I'll be happy. CoStar is serious about its commitment to RVA and whatever they do will be an improvement.
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