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  1. Also, Amtrak is around $33 dollars for a one way trip from Richmond to dc, so as long as amtrak is reliable (in my experience, it has been), then it’s around the same cost and time currently to drive (assuming little to no traffic) or take Amtrak. As for reliability, the DC2RVA project will also decrease travel times and improve reliability by adding additional track capacity.
  2. There are currently has 20 round trips on Amtrak between here and dc. Under the proposed DC2RVA project, that number is expected to jump up to around 30 daily round trips, up from 20 currently. Hopefully they increase the speed to make it fat enough to dominate the market share between Richmond and dc.
  3. Zoning allows for up to 12 stories, however, because the number of units and height is unknown, it could hopefully be more!
  4. While it would be nice to see a Monroe II, I doubt it will happen any time soon. The state owning the building almost eliminates the chance of anything being done. Other than a few exceptions, the state hasn’t really shown it can produce a decent looking building, much less and architectural gem. Best bet for something to happen here would be if the state sold the building to a private developer. However, I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
  5. Putting up a sign like the one at the shock or valley bridge interchange would be great right before the 95 bridge.
  6. it should become more active at off peak hours with the increase in residential construction downtown. Adding transit, such as a downtown streetcar, BRT or LRT could help as well.
  7. I’d love to see a tower built on the other side on the lot facing Cary street. That part is ripe for redevelopment.
  8. Honestly, I was almost more excited about the surrounding development that would have followed thre arena more than the actual arena itself. This project would have added lots of new residents downtown and allowed for the city to kickstart development other than VCU or biotech in that part of the city. Hopefully Farrel peruses the other parts of the proposal if/when the arena falls through.
  9. Not a good day if eandslee isn’t positive on the Richmond forums. It’s a shame that Richmond’s politicians botched yet another opportunity to help revitalize the city and make it more desireable for people trying to move to the city or developers looking to build here. Who knows, maybe Stoney doesn’t want the city to grow so that the regions housing stock doesn’t need to be increased.
  10. They still have to fix most of the track from ACCA to the station itself, as currently, trains crawl at less than 25 mph from the yard to Main Street adding an extra 5-10 minutes on the trip from Main Street to staples mill. If they can fix that, it will be much more convenient to get from staples mill to Main Street, and could possibly open up expanded service at Main Street, but this is definently a start.
  11. Awesome to see this level of growth. And Wilmington doesn’t show any signs of slowing down!! Thanks for the progress updates KJH.
  12. Nice to see more mixed use development coming to Wilmington!
  13. Can’t blame the Paumunkey tribe for this location. Directly next to a future higher speed rail station and a light rail station as well as being a waterfront property and close proximity to a highway interchange. RVA doesn’t have a site that can give them that so it makes 100% sense why they would choose this location. Plus, I’d take the new arena development and the diamond project over this casino any day.
  14. Well, Norfolk beat richmond to the punch in west coast flights. Dissapointing that RIC missed out on this opportunity. https://www.richmond.com/business/local/norfolk-getting-nonstop-flight-to-the-west-coast-southwest-airlines/article_3ce7da86-409e-5852-800f-d25f2ab04479.html
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