Urbanlooker

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About Urbanlooker

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  1. Virginia Beach Development

    Another data center is coming to VB. ACA International is moving it's headquartere from Northern NA to the Beach and has plans for future cables landing in VB. https://pilotonline.com/inside-business/news/technology/article_927f61f8-432f-11e8-ad33-b7ae57b67412.html Maybe it's time to start a data center's thread?
  2. Virginia Beach Development

    What the new city hall could look like ... more of the same but wait bigger. https://pilotonline.com/news/government/local/article_697a2658-3f29-11e8-9ca5-f7e9be6e52ef.html
  3. Norfolk Stores and Retail and Resturants

    A "barcade" is trying to open in ghent. We have something similar near where I live in TX and it's fun a nice spot to go with friends. https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_da171fd2-3ddb-11e8-8fa1-2f0a67b8e1db.html
  4. Norfolk International Airport

    An interesting little tidbit VB huh um Sessoms started a group to look at issues with ORF and what can be improved. Which is good but the interesting bit is he said if VB had to invest in the airport it would ... if they got a return on that investment. https://pilotonline.com/inside-business/news/maritime-and-transportation/article_c8614754-3ceb-11e8-925f-6fba27ad8670.html
  5. Virginia Beach off-topic

    I'm pretty sure they actually brought it up a few years ago.
  6. Norfolk Pictures

    If Downtown got even one new residential tower in the near future I would be ecstatic. But it seems as though Norfolk and it's developers are content with mid-rise residential instead.
  7. Norfolk International Airport

    A new route to Jacksonville from ORF via Allegiant though it is just seasonal ending in August now it could be expanded. https://pilotonline.com/news/local/transportation/article_ea1604c6-36af-11e8-b3b9-074562e70df4.html
  8. Norfolk Gateway

    Well in the 2020 plan(I think it was in that) isn't there 3 towers around the city hall building? Of course it may not happen and clearly not by 2020 but it shows that that is the city's goal.
  9. Virginia Beach off-topic

    That's only one project that was mentioned though, there's still Gateway tower then there's also The Tern, possibly 2 CHKD towers, a new EVMS Building, a cancer treatment facility at Sentara Leigh and some others. Do I wish that there was more? Yes of course I do, I wish there was a major jobs announcement I wish there was another tower, a new arena, that ORF was finally approved for the 2nd runway and got a flight to Europe or the west coast, another cruiseline homeport. But honestly what was announced in the state and the city and in the month or 2 prior were all great things(other than the MacArthur lot but that too could end up being better since it was rushed) that I personally think help the Norfolk and the region. Was it the best it the best year for the state of the city speeches? No but I think there was a lot of good that came out of them at least on the Norfolk side.
  10. Virginia Beach off-topic

    I wouldn't say nothing Norfolk had some interesting things coming down the pipeline.
  11. Virginia Beach off-topic

    It would seem as though they already have: lightrail halted, arena halted, 15th st. Pier halted or at least likely to be not as spectacular, numerous other developments halted. All thanks to the naysayers and therefore progress has indeed been halted. Virginia really needs to rethink their county, town, city system or at the very least HR does because these cities have a portion that want to stay rural but live in cities and it is really holding them back.
  12. Norfolk Gateway

    It appears to be about as tall or maybe slightly taller than NS depending on the angle ... wish they'd add about 5-10 more floors so it could truely stand out in Downtown.
  13. Norfolk Stores and Retail and Resturants

    It was split between Food Lion, Harris Teeter, and Kroger
  14. New Realm Brewery

    I think O'Connor has expanded all the way to Charlotte area but I think they would be a good fit for this spot but I think they are pretty loyal to trying to stay in Norfolk and it would be a major investment that I don't think they are quite ready for.
  15. New Realm Brewery

    Here's an article on Wavy about it. That's discerning maybe the market has been saturated by all the breweries opening. I never had time to go there while I was home 2 weeks ago but I heard it was nice and you could even take a tour of it. http://wavy.com/2018/03/24/green-flash-brewing-puts-va-beach-brewery-up-for-sale/