eandslee

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About eandslee

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

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  1. eandslee

    Richmond International Airport

    Just got an email stating that Richmond just got a new route - nonstop service from RIC to Sarasota/Bradenton, FL on Allegiant Airlines!! Service to begin 4 April 2019. More details are probably forthcoming! This will be Allegiant’s 4th destination from RIC! Now get a western nonstop flight! Edit: looks like service will be on Thursdays and Sundays. Edit #2: this is sort of a strange announcement considering that PIE is so close and also is a destination from RIC. Edit #3: here is the official announcement from the airport: https://flyrichmond.com/allegiant-announces-new-nonstop-service-to-sarasota-with-fares-as-low-as-65/
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    Richmond International Airport

    Just wanted to report an observation I have been monitoring over the past week or so: Spirit Airlines started nonstop service from RIC earlier this year to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, FL using the Airbus A319 aircraft. Over the past week or so I’ve noticed that they’ve been using Airbus A320s on those routes instead. I wanted to wait a week or so before I said anything to ensure it wasn’t a fluke. While this is not a huge change, it could indicate a positive trend for Spirit on those routes. The A320s seat slightly more passengers than A319s (124 seats on an A319 versus 180 or so seats on an A320). So what does this mean? To me, at face value, it looks like the demand on those routes have increased to warrant a larger aircraft...although I cannot be 100% sure since I’m not privy to Spirt Airlines’ statistics. I’m just sharing what I have observed and, hopefully, it is a positive sign!
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    Manchester Development

    Well, touché! Nice researching and great find! Just wonder if it will be the final design.
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    Manchester Development

    Where did this even come from? Source? I can’t believe I missed this. Isn’t this supposed to be the location of the 16-story residential towers?
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    New Richmond Arena

    That is why they are working to develop a better bus transit plan to meet the needs of everyone needing to get there. Standby for more news on this in the coming weeks (I am assuming).
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    Richmond Developments

    Your thoughts on Bridge Park? Here’s an article that was released by WTVR. I has a couple updates: https://wtvr.com/2018/11/08/plan-for-bridgepark-rva-richmond-virginia/
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    New Richmond Arena

    The article suggests that it is temporary, but there is no confirmed plans on who will pay for a new facility or office space downtown (presumably in the new development). This is another one of the details to be worked out...according to the article.
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    New Richmond Arena

    Can confirm. This is just another confirmation that things are rolling along! Let’s get this new arena built!! What you said above is the gist of the article. There are still some things to work out such as increasing frequency of GRTC buses to the site. One council member thought that it was too far away from downtown...other than that, nothing new.
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    Scott's Addition Development

    Copy. Thanks for the clarification. I was hoping this one was it. Haven’t heard much about it since the announcement, so it’s good to see it underway...finally. This will bring a whole lot more density to that area - a very good thing! Think we’ll get a tower crane out of it?
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    Scott's Addition Development

    Well, at this point, I’m confused. I don’t know what’s going up or who’s doing it. Can someone clarify? Is there a rendering?
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    Richmond off-topic postings

    Seems like an awesome event to go to in order to get some “inside” information on upcoming commercial real estate projects coming up in Richmond. Just throwing this out there for you locals. * A report to us would be required. https://www.richmond.com/business/local/event-to-discuss-the-richmond-region-s-hot-spots-for/article_7e26fc53-25b3-533f-bb4c-9873428ee6a9.html
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    New Richmond Arena

    Just another resource here - this is a great objective breakdown of the components and financing of the development (to include the full 181-page Hunden Strategic Partners analysis): http://rvadirt.com/local-government-blog/opinion/2018/11/3/understanding-the-components-and-financing-of-the-nob-development Now, go do your homework and get smart on how everything will work.
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    New Richmond Arena

    Oh the negativity and the uneducated comments about this project on r/rva on Reddit are killing me! People are just spewing the same old argument against any major project in the city with no foundation to their arguments. They have no idea how a TIF works and have misconstrued/twisted everything announced with a little bit of truth and a lot of lies! I wish people would just read up on it and make an unbiased opinion without immediately jumping to conclusions that either make no sense or have no merit. It’s unbelievable! The truth needs to be well disseminated or else a bunch of naysaying NIMBYS whose arguments have no foundation will kill this thing! So frustrating!
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    New Richmond Arena

    It also mentioned that Union Bank is pledging $1 million to the affordable housing component and IN ADDITION will be central to a “major sponsorship,” which will cover a portion of the project’s cost, the details of which, will be announced later! Hmmm...the Dominion/Union Arena? Hyatt is a nice commitment too! Seems to be coming together nicely.
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    New Richmond Arena

    Plus the affordable housing group is giving $5 million to the project too! There’s a commitment there!