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  1. This post aged well I must say. Cordish goes through hell and high water to get rid of Joe's Crab Shack in Waterside when that was one of their lone "highlights" in Hampton. I had said leading up to Waterside... don't play ball with Cordish. They'll play ball... up until the rules no longer suit them. Now they're going to try to hold the city hostage from being able to move forward with one of the most transformative projects of this generation. I mean, the casino might be as transformative as Cordish billed their project to be.
  2. Both are needed, but residents are badly needed and IMO the demand is there (which I wouldn't have believed until my Dad tried to get a place there). You can hardly find a place to rent and for the few places that are available, the rent is outrageous. A decent place will run $900/month for a 1 bed 1 bath.
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    Richmond Sports

    Agreed... Richmond has nothing to worry about here. Danville and Burlington (NC) on the other hand look prime for the chopping block.
  4. I believe it went back up to the original 9 stories. Given the fact that the height between the floors will be larger than normal (especially on the bottom floor), we'll probably see this rise about 120-140 feet.
  5. Bingo! I see a bait and switch coming. I just don't see the market for this mega-casino. Sure, some of the Richmond folks that go to Baltimore and/or National Harbor will head to Norfolk sometime soon. Sure, the same goes for Raleigh/Durham. But I think the idea that this is going to be a 3/4 billion dollar revenue casino is pie in the sky (and the Pamunkey know it). They'll get the land and what will ultimately get built will be some 16 story half fast casino that delivers far less than the rendering and current promises.
  6. I think the big question here is how much Norfolk really stands to gain from this grand casino. 10-15 years ago, a casino could have brought in a ton of money. Now, outside of Hampton Roads, you can find a casino within 3-4 hours in any other direction. Richmonders only have to drive a couple hours north. Out in Roanoke, they only have to drive to western NC. Myrtle Beach has casino cruises. I mean, I guess the Raleigh/Durham market would be a huge target? Hopefully some of the Richmond folks who currently head for National Harbor/Baltimore would head to Norfolk (from center Richmond, it's about the same distance to National Harbor as it is to Harbor Park). But casinos aren't really the attraction they were a decade ago... and certainly not 20 years ago. I think the city should really consider how much they really put into this as well as the other costs like crime, gambling addition, etc.
  7. Also buried towards the bottom of the article, an un-named data management company is considering creating somewhere between 367-444 new jobs that would average $39K/year. The company has about 1500 jobs nationwide and the jobs in Winston-Salem would be back office operations, customer support, and HR. $39K isn't great... but it's better to have those jobs than not have them.
  8. Ha Ha! I see what you did there.
  9. I last went in there a few years ago (when I lived in VB). It was basically a JC Penney selection at the price of.... well.. Nordstrom.
  10. This is good news for us. My wife is really big into theater so it'll be nice to not have to drive to Durham every time we want to see a show. Though we'll probably still go to Durham or Charlotte from time to time for the excuse to get away. Maybe others in other cities will do the same in Greensboro.
  11. Not officially. But I don't think much has been happening on the site. I know there was another quibble between the city and Rocky Scarfone that apparently got ironed out but that was a couple months ago and still nothing has happened. I'm thinking this will die quietly over the coming 6 months or so. Which is probably what should happen. With the Hyatt Place near completion and the Hampton Inn and Suites under construction, there really just isn't a need for the Westin. I know the demographics are different, but it's not as if downtown had a major need for new hotel rooms BEFORE they started the two under construction. And there are plenty of other high end hotels outside of downtown Greensboro.... and very few who visit Greensboro are coming for downtown. I'd put the chances of the Westin going up at about 20%. And that might be a little high.
  12. It seems that the number of working pieces may have played a role. Carroll said something a while back about changing some of the materials used at the last second. Though I think the construction worker shortage has played the biggest role.
  13. About three... for a mid rise hotel and apartment building. But at least it does appear that it will get done. But yeah, I don't understand how Project 561 is feasible for Carroll, but he can't get this project going in a reasonable timeframe. At the very latest, the first tenants should be renewing their one year leases right now. Instead, we're still a few months away from move in.
  14. I know... I was just looking at other tall city halls for kicks.... I know another city with a large city hall is Richmond who has a 19 story city hall.
  15. Just for kicks, I put this into a quick Google search. While certainly 20 stories would be a large city hall for a city Raleigh's size (and probably in anticipation of future growth as well), it would be nowhere the largest city hall in the country. For instance, Los Angeles has a city hall that stands almost 500' and 32 stories. The thread I linked talked about worldwide city halls, but includes several others in the US. Philadelphia has a tall city hall, but most of that height isn't really functional I don't believe. Buffalo's city hall stands just under 400' and is 32 stories as well. Phoenix is 20 stories as well and stands at 368'. Nevertheless, a 20 story city hall will add to Raleigh's skyline... and will do so even if it is reduced in scope (as I would expect it to be). https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=691964
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