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  1. Chances are good that the hotel will be built. In fact, I think the chances are decent (50/50) that this project gets built with the mentioned components (hotel, apartments, office building, and some limited retail).
  2. The rendering provided is quite outdated. The hotel was an A-Loft at that time but will now be a taller (12 stories) and branded as an AC Hotel. The office building will be between 15-20 stories (unless something extraordinary happens I'd guess on the low end of this). My understanding is that it will also have substantially less retail than is shown here, which is a bit disappointing.
  3. I suspect the parking deck is mostly in anticipation for future need such as for future development of the N&R site across the street or for the demolition and redevelopment of a nearby parking deck down the road.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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, i
  10. 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.
  11. Ha Ha! I see what you did there.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
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