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  1. Amazon HQ2

    So according to Co-stars CEO, Richmond actually has a shot at landing this. Who knows. I would guess that if someone who knows Bezos personally and is the CEO of a company that specializes in real estate analytics, their word would mean something. While it would throw the housing market into a frenzy, this would bring so many benefits and could be a real feather in Richmonds cap on a business standpoint. Personally, I am torn between Tree Hill and the Boulevard property as Tree Hill could help with development in the east end and would lead to more transportation options for a part of the region that is very underdeveloped compared to right across the river. As for the boulevard, it is right near the Pulse, has the possibility for a high speed rail station and is in a more urban environment. Either site would be perfect for Amazon as they both have infrastructure that could handle a lot of amazons traffic or could be improved to do so. Very exciting times!
  2. Richmond International Airport

    The 6-8 gate expansion of concourse A that has been proposed for awhile looks like it is finally going to happen. YAY!!!
  3. This thing is gonna be tall for the amount of floors. I know this has been said before but just watching it rise. It's closing in on their current building and they still have 6 more floors to go!
  4. Richmond: Economy/Business/Real Estate

    Welcome to the forum!
  5. New Richmond Arena

    No, I was thinking of the ice district in Edmonton. That includes the new Rogers Place arena. Here's a link to an article on it:
  6. Proposed: The Belvidere

    That's dissapointed get cus I love the design of that building. Maybe Uphoff will trade the former hess property for his current property.
  7. New Richmond Arena

    The forums have been pretty quiet lately so I thought I'd post something. A good model for the group to follow would be what Edmonton is doing. There are tons of similarities with these projects. First the metro population of both cities is close to 1.3 million, second the sizes of the arenas are similar as both will be around 17-18,000 seats. Also both developments are supposedly going to include a hotel above 350 rooms with Calgary having 356 and richmonds to have 400(Calgary's hotel is a 56 story tower). These developments have the potential to catalyze development in each of their cities and hopefully, we can do something similar to theirs and get a massive new entertainment district with multiple massive new highrises.
  8. Amazon HQ2

    I don't believe so. The Matoaca site is zoned for industry and is targeted for an auto or other high tech manufacturer.
  9. New Richmond Arena

    A 400 room hotel on that small of a lot could give us a very large tower! That plus a 17-18,000 seat arena that is all being privately developed would be a godsend gift for the city. Hope to see renderings soon.
  10. Downtown Projects Update

    I think this would be good for the battleship. It could help draw potential tourists to that now desolate area.
  11. Richmond Region Transportation

    Incoming rant(sorry about this, just had to get it off my mind) Recently I've been researching bright line, the new high speed rail line from Miami to Orlando, that will operate at speeds of up to 125 mph(it could be more but state regulations prohibit higher speeds). It got me thinking that the eventual Miami to Orlando corridor, which is about 200 miles, is similar in length to Virginias 3 urban metro areas, which got me thinking, with a population density similar to that of Austria and Spain(both of which have high speed bullet trains) why can't Virginia get something going either publicly, privately or a partnership of public and private. The 2 routes running from HR to RVA to DC are constantly growing in passenger numbers and are 2 of the most heavily traveled routes outside of the higher speed system from DC to Boston. So my question is how haven't private companies(both foreign and domestic) not seen the potential of this possible route. It would link 3 of the most populous regions in the midatlantic and could help connect the emerging NC crescent corridor to the northeast corridor making a east coast high speed rail line from Miami to Boston feasible. Plus all 3 of the metros are growing by at least 2.5% each census. Plus with all 3 being only around 200 miles apart, with a combined population of around 7 million, a rail line that would operate at around 150 mph with sleek modern trains that run frequently without delays (similar to what bright line is doing) would seem like a guaranteed profit for any investors in high speed rail. It baffles me how many foreign companies who are investing in Brightline and the TCR(Texas central railway) have failed to realize the potential of Virginias urban crescent as a high speed rail corridor. Sorry for the rant but it angers me how neither the state or federal government are willing to prioritize this as a gateway project that would be guaranteed to succeed.
  12. Scores of New Hotels for Downtown Richmond

    I love the federal reserve in the background of the first pic!
  13. Richmond off-topic postings

    I could see them doing something with the I-95 bridge. That is a major entrance to the city and could be a great spot for a significant bridge.
  14. I'm glad you mentioned this building seeing how it was the exact height that we were hoping for. Would love to see the second tower add some height to reach 550 feet. It would make the project perfect.
  15. Richmond: Economy/Business/Real Estate

    Huge plans for a massive data center in the eastern part of henrico. This could be huge as it could create hundreds of jobs and could help spark development in the east end which has been relatively small compared to the western suburbs.