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About eandslee

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    Discussing Richmond, VA development, aviation, home improvement, family

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  1. Thanks for shedding some light Coupe! I have never heard of this until now (I’m obviously no expert), looked it up and wow…uh, yeah a gross receipts tax is terrible! No wonder we are seeing few companies move downtown! Who would want to be subject to such thievery on the business? Gotta hate government for things like this! Okay, I change my story - if I were king for a day - I’d get rid of this tax! Yikes!
  2. Since it's still tough to find companies looking for commercial space downtown, I can see this sitting empty for a long time...unfortunately. I can't wait until the downtown area can draw in businesses/large companies like it can currently draw in residents/residential buildings. Something needs to change to make this happen. Lower corporate tax rate? The city needs to clean up its governmental act/capability? What? If I were "king for a day," I'd try something. I'd start with lowering the corporate tax rate. While on the surface this sounds counter-intuitive, in the long run it would
  3. Well, I think the driver behind this is the inability for the developer to fill the original commercial space. Perhaps someone else on here can verify that. Now, they're moving on to something that is more guaranteed - residential! Sad that they couldn't get a commercial tenant. Richmond still has a ways to go to attract businesses downtown.
  4. True, but I’ve got to say how much I really do not like the top of the Children’s Hospital. That box on the roof looks dumb and out of place. Wish they could have hidden it better and incorporated into the design of the building instead of just plopping it in the roof. Seems like an after-thought.
  5. A great photo of the Opus project that is moving on up! Courtesy of u/rdt69420 on Reddit.
  6. Yeah, I logged into the meeting late, but they had already talked about development (I was wondering what I missed). Thanks for the report!
  7. That tower in Dallas - Novel at Turtle Creek though! Gotta add Richmond now to the list of cities! Nice!
  8. Disappointing, yes, but it’s income-based housing. It’s not going to be flashy. Also, it doesn’t have ground-level retail. A lot of people want to see income-based housing, but once the plans are released for one, people are upset because it doesn’t look market-value housing. What do they expect? It has to be built for less money for there to be any incentive for the developer to build!
  9. At least we have nonstop flights to LAX…for now. Hope that we see expanded service to west coast destinations soon. I heard that Breeze Airways may be the one to do it!
  10. I've actually heard RIC airport officials say the opposite - that with the growth of Richmond, the airport will likely see more air service. You're saying the airport needs to grow first and then Richmond's growth will explode thereafter. This is a classic case of the chicken and the egg. Obviously, these are two completely opposite opinions. So which is it really? Does the airport need to land a hub/expand service significantly first or does the metro area need to grow/see significant economic growth to feed the airport's growth? Just genuinely asking because I wonder which theory is re
  11. Please forgive my Excel skills.
  12. The airport passenger numbers increased again in July 2021. July saw 355,268 passengers compared to 117,673 in 2020 (a 202% increase) and 386, 931 in 2019. Hopefully, August passenger numbers keep the trend upward and that the delta variant did not affect August passenger numbers negatively. After a quick look at some of the new flights on Breeze Airways and our transcontinental flights on JetBlue, the passenger numbers look steady on Breeze and strong on JetBlue. No new flight service this past month, but no discontinued service this past month either. I did see an aircraft downgrade on
  13. I don’t remember that store. But I did work at the CVS in Westover Hills in my lower 20s. My childhood days were spent in south Richmond around the Hopkins Road/Chippenham Parkway area. If it wasn’t in that area, I didn’t know anything about it (LOL!). I do remember when Chippenham Parkway was just two lanes and I distinctly remember seeing the machinery used to expand it all to 4 lanes! Good times!
  14. eandslee

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    I like the design too, however, if I had to change anything it would be the roof. I’m not seeing how the squared-off roof fits with the traditional angled roof all right there together. The angled roofline should be in top. That’s kind of weird.
  15. I remember Peoples and I also remember A&P. Additionally, I remember a fast food restaurant called Burger Chef - all in Richmond!
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