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  1. Virginia Beach off-topic

    Well it seems that VB's reduction of the property tax rate for data centers has began to see some return and caught at least the eye of one data center. Here's hoping that more follow suit.
  2. Norfolk Cruise Terminal

    Carnival is set to return with departures from Norfolk next year on the Triumph. Let's hope this will be a more permanent decision than last time they came back. Norfolk should try to also lure another cruise line to depart from the Half Moon IMO, I'm in no way saying give up on Carnival but I think we should try to get a second. https://pilotonline.com/business/ports-rail/article_b2f745c4-37a1-5c41-9620-94cd46ea03ee.html
  3. The Savoy

    The Leaning tower of Granby is no more the tilt has been fixed and it will now be turned into 44 apartments. https://pilotonline.com/business/real-estate/article_e383bc9f-2404-5f90-a5e0-01803d1f08fe.html
  4. 15th Street Pier Redevelopment

    I wouldn't stretch it to say council is expressing doubts it's more like one particular member is
  5. Norfolk International Airport

    New daily service to Denver by United and mentions of Seattle and LA but demand doesn't seem to be there for daily service. https://pilotonline.com/inside-business/news/maritime-and-transportation/article_107fd4b3-656b-550f-bc17-dcf9588118ca.html
  6. 2018 Predictions/Wishlist

    I didn't have the time when I posted this to write mine out but now I do so ... WANTS: Announcement of 30+ story tower in downtown Fortune 1000 company announces to move HQ to downtown Flights from ORF to Europe and the west coast Arena at military circle Development around Harbor Park PREDICTIONS: New office building announced downtown The next phase of town center is approved A new flight further west from ORF Pier development at the Oceanfront
  7. 2018 Predictions/Wishlist

    It's almost the new year so what development do you predict is likely in 2018 and what would you like to see happen?
  8. New ODU Stadium

    https://pilotonline.com/sports/college/old-dominion/football/odu-will-emulate-fau-s-football-stadium-when-it-renovates/article_33b028ee-3081-5e6b-8483-cabf8016738e.html Sooo yeah ummm I don't even know what to say anymore. We're down to 20,000 from the 23,000 and they modeling it more off FAUs stadium because why even try to get a bigger stadium with bigger crowds and more ticket sales right? But at least they're still on track to have it built by 2019 right? Although they still haven't ironed all the details of this new design ... and still have to send it to the state for approval.
  9. Virginia Beach Development

    https://pilotonline.com/business/jobs/green-battery-maker-to-buy-owl-s-creek-golf-course/article_b8d16899-46a4-56db-870e-16180ac4e67c.html Council approved the "green" battery factory. It will get 1.8m from the city in incentives and possibly up to another 10m from state and federal.
  10. Norfolk Off-Topic

    The space where Granby Tower was suppose to go? Across from the district courts? That I believe is owned by the federal gov't now because they were going to use it to expand the courts.
  11. 15th Street Pier Redevelopment

    https://pilotonline.com/business/real-estate/idea-for-new-oceanfront-fishing-pier-is-back-this-time/article_39d94159-3ca6-5bfe-a745-3d774d3dcba5.html A revised version for the redevelopment of the pier the city is putting in on it and would own the pier.
  12. Virginia Beach Development

    The Navy limits the type of development in the area and houses are one of the limitations. But the factory itself doesn't sound like it's going to be an eyesore it's suppose to be environmentally clean and sounds like they'll be planting a lot of trees.
  13. Scope Renovations

    Isn't it the first of it's kind something like being the first self supporting concrete dome or something like that?
  14. Virginia Beach Development

    https://pilotonline.com/business/a-virginia-beach-golf-course-could-become-a-manufacturing-facility/article_fe7d0539-7e8f-567a-b9e2-4786999e7fc6.html Manufacturing facility with 1,100 jobs and an average salary of $70,000. Those are some decent numbers.
  15. St. Paul's Quadrant

    I fully agree with this. Norfolk has to have someone or a group of someones willful enough to just pull the trigger. Do I agree with everything that's in the city's vision for SPQ? No but it's a start. I think for every unit they tear down they should build one does it have to all be in SPQ? No there's land in Fort Norfolk they can build on. However, with this I don't think any building should be all or even majority gov't subsidised units.