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  1. https://richmondbizsense.com/2021/07/28/chesterfield-plans-to-buy-spring-rock-green-shopping-center-for-16m/ chesterfield planning a dense mixed use development for the shopping center across midlothian turnpike from the old clover leaf mall
  2. This isn’t just a Richmond area trend. Since streetcar lines were torn up in the mid 20th century and the federal government subsidized car centric development, almost all transportation funding has gone to highways in pretty much every municipality across the country with a few exceptions. While we can create a very dense neighborhood even with 6 and 12 story buildings (something similar to European cities), it is disappointing that we can’t get 12 stories along our busiest transportation corridor due to NIMBYs who would only get positive effects from the rezoning. I think that if the city im
  3. Looks like soil sampling. Pretty sure they wouldn’t be doing it unless they were planning to build something that would require lots of excavation. Good sign for things to come at this site!
  4. If demand is there, I have no doubt that another airline snaps up those routes, especially having zero competition with JetBlue out. This is just a temporary setback that could allow another airline to enter the RIC to west coast market.
  5. https://richmondbizsense.com/2021/05/27/210-townhomes-planned-for-westchester-commons-shopping-center/ Chesterfield continues to add density to Westchester Commons. Love this move by Chesterfield in encouraging apartments and townhomes on underused parking lots in shopping centers. Helps not just the urban design of the centers but also increases tax revenue for the county. Glad to see Chesterfield beginning to embrace more urban style development concepts. Hopefully we start seeing more and more shopping centers in the Richmond area that are underutilized be redeveloped into dense, mix
  6. I don’t think this had been posted yet but here is Chesterfields vision for the courthouse road and hill street intersection. Love the density, hopefully it actually gets built like this and we see other nodes pop up like this throughout the metro area. Plans like this at major intersections that add density could be good in encouraging chesterfield, henrico and Hanover to adopt BRT or Light rail in order to help manage their population growth.
  7. Great news that this is being finalized. Hopefully Virginia has even more ambitious passenger rail plans in place so if the Biden administration opens up the billions being proposed for passenger rail expansion, Virginia can capitalize and expand service even more, such as building the s-line to Raleigh or implementing east-west service. For now, I definitely look forward to using the new services.
  8. https://richmondbizsense.com/2021/03/29/land-deal-clears-way-for-201-unit-apartment-complex-in-chester/ This should add a little density to Chester.
  9. Another Manchester lot hits the market. https://richmondbizsense.com/2021/03/17/full-city-block-across-from-legend-brewing-in-manchester-hits-market/
  10. The bizsense article also linked some other renderings of other sites in henrico poised for redevelopment. https://henrico.us/projects/public-design-charrette/
  11. Great find! Seems like something that would be built in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Very urban. Love it! I don’t know how financial feasible a tower like this would be in Richmond due to lower land costs but it looks great and I’d love to see towers like this pop up all over Monroe ward and the cbd.
  12. The land that chesterfield purchased will never be anything industrial. As someone who grew up in he area close to this land, if something like a large manufacturing facility was proposed there, the amount of nimbyism would make the NIMBYs in the city look like weak. The powhite extension is a complete waste of money, as induced demand will only spur more single family residential development and add further gridlock to roads like Hull street and Midlothian turnpike and will make traffic on the powhite worse than it already is. Would have loved to see this money go towards building a light rai
  13. Henrico may be able to get the arena built but it will most likely turn into another bad suburban arena similar to the palace at auburn hills or pnc arena in Raleigh. No way are they gonna be able to find tenants for 2 million square feet of office space, especially now with the amount of office space being leased across the country expected to decline. While I wish that it was located along the pulse line in or directly adjacent to downtown, Brent brings up a very good point in that a lot of people who use the arena would probably eat at restaurants in the city, shop in Cary town and along br
  14. Another lot in Shockoe along Main Street was just sold. Hopefully we get something of decent height since they paid 3 times it’s market value. https://richmondbizsense.com/2020/11/19/half-acre-shockoe-bottom-lot-sells-to-mystery-buyer-for-1-9m/
  15. https://www.railpassengers.org/site/assets/files/16610/september_23_-_new_corridors.pdf A blueprint from the RPA about expanding Amtrak’s regional rail network. Lots of potential in the southeast. They didn’t show a Charlottesville to RVA connection which is alittle confusing seeing how that seems like the next new route in Virginia, however, a network like this could open up so many new travel opportunities south of Richmond that could boost ridership like crazy. I think it said in the article that the systems projected ridership at buildout would be in the 30m range, which is about as many
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