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Wahoo 07

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  1. Henrico EDA approvals set stage for massive GreenCity development - Richmond BizSense Another hurdle cleared for GreenCity. *Sorry if link doesn't work -- it looks strange but is working for me.
  2. https://richmondbizsense.com/2022/11/01/dozens-of-homes-around-libbie-mill-to-be-demolished-for-projects-next-phase/ Libbie Mill taking another step towards its next phase. The transformation of that part of town is mind blowing.
  3. https://richmondbizsense.com/2022/10/27/sauer-center-developer-snags-last-piece-of-the-puzzle/ Sauer Center progress. This has the potential to be the next big locus of development. It is the crucial connection between the Diamond/SA and the Fan/VCU. Maybe we'll see a few buildings crack the ten floor ceiling, especially on Hermitage/Leigh.
  4. https://richmondbizsense.com/2022/10/26/union-hill-infill-project-would-add-13-apartments-potential-restaurant/ Another infill project. Hopefully the restaurant happens. I love the idea of Richmond having neighborhoods with pedestrian friendly amenities.
  5. This is a placeholder. I suspect Dominion didn't receive much of a response from its RFP and this is a medium term measure that allows it to keep its options open.
  6. Construction firm building new HQ, 26 apartments near Rocketts Landing - Richmond BizSense Nice to see development spreading north to Williamsburg Ave.
  7. Hopefully London will come sooner than ten years. While certainly a long flight (and long shot), I could see Emirates launching a RIC-DXB route. RIC could be marketed as a backdoor into DC/NOVA. Emirates doesn't appear to have a traditional profit/loss focus. It functions more like a loss leader for Dubai so perhaps RIC could be an attractive East Coast destination from which to funnel people and business through the emirate.
  8. Newport seems like an apt comparison, given that folk music, like jazz, is not a mainstream genre. It'd be great if Richmond carved out a nationally recognized niche in the music scene. The RFF further demonstrates how Richmond hits far above its weight class when it comes to amenities.
  9. Aside from what you mentioned, a big takeaway is that a serious player with no ties to the area thinks that Richmond is a good place in which to develop and invest.
  10. As the CVS parcel increases in value, hopefully it can be redeveloped into an urban CVS (ground floor retail with lots of floors stacked on top of it). Having a readily accessible drug store is a good selling point for a neighborhood.
  11. https://richmondbizsense.com/2022/10/05/six-story-apartment-building-planned-beside-willow-lawn-on-city-county-line/ Some more Willow Lawn infill. That area is becoming quite the density outpost.
  12. A two year program that every citizen must complete before turning twenty-five would be great. Park work could be one aspect, but so could many other things (elder care comes to mind). In my vision, people wouldn't be able to serve in the region of the country in which they were raised. Rural inhabitants would have to spend some period in cities and vice versa for urban dwellers. Only those serving in the armed forces would be exempted from this.
  13. This is good news. I interned for a firm in that building eighteen years ago and it needed a renovation then. Glad to see that it's finally happening.
  14. This. Every win for Metro Richmond moves the area that much closer to what we on this board dream to see in Richmond. Winning begets more winning.
  15. Thanks @Icetera. The book is called "The Phoenix of Upperville." It's a political/legal mystery that deals with how history (esp. the Civil War) and place impact our present times. The link to the publisher, Richmond-based Brandylane, is https://www.brandylanepublishers.com/product/the-phoenix-of-upperville/. There's a summary there as well as a purchasing option. It's also available on Amazon, B&N, etc. Thanks for letting me do this.
  16. While this proposal isn't perfect, it's a massive improvement over the current site. My hope (and top priority) is that, whatever gets built, it will be a 24/7/365 district.
  17. Question for the moderator -- what is the urbanplanet policy regarding promotions? A good friend of mine just published a novel and a lot of it is set in Richmond. Is it okay for me to promote it and/or link it to this site? Thanks
  18. I wish it were taller too, but this is a step in the right direction. Monroe Ward needs to prove that it can support this level of development (probably more than once) before someone will dramatically increase building height. Thankfully, Monroe Ward has no shortage of surface parking lots on which to try.
  19. https://richmondbizsense.com/2022/09/08/salomonsky-planning-residential-tower-at-gaskins-and-patterson/ This is an interesting development. If it comes to pass, it will be the tallest building for quite a long way and mark a fundamental break with existing development in the area. I expect a lot of local resistance.
  20. https://richmondbizsense.com/2022/09/07/8-story-building-to-rise-on-arts-district-lot-on-broad/ Great new project to rise on Broad. This adds density and more importantly -- residents.
  21. Considering where it's going, this could be called the "tailgate train." I really hope that this comes to fruition. As someone with easy access to NJ Transit, binding the Commonwealth together via an east-west corridor would significantly increase the quality of life and economic appeal of Virginia (not to mention provide a shot of life into the Valley).
  22. https://richmondbizsense.com/2022/08/29/city-looks-to-extend-tod-zoning-along-southside-commercial-corridors/ Article about a proposal to rezone key arteries in Manchester (and beyond) to TOD. This would be a positive development and could fuel better transit options.
  23. Glad to see this connection materializing. The utilities need to be buried next (and everywhere possible in the City).
  24. Seriously. I find people complaining about what gets built next to them beyond annoying. If you want to control what happens to the land around yours, buy it yourself. Otherwise, you assumed the risk that something not to your liking will be built. Hopefully the NIMBY crowd takes this sentiment to heart. N.B. I realize the "buy it yourself" assertion is a bit snarky as it may be financially impossible for many landowners. However, by buying in a more expensive (i.e. desirable) area, you are trading control for location.
  25. Wahoo 07

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    https://richmondbizsense.com/2022/07/21/3-5m-land-deal-sets-stage-for-libbie-avenue-condos/ Another nice infill project on Libbie. I love how Libbie between Grove and Patterson is taking on a more "midtown" feel. It's one of the few places in the West End where one can walk to restaurants and other businesses.
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