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Hike

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About Hike

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    Tuckahoe District
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    hiking, walking, being outdoors, wildlife watching, landscapes, art, architecture, design

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  1. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    With Navy Hill moving into the rear view mirror, one thing became clear to me, and I’ve mentioned this before in one form or another, I joined UrbanPlanet for enjoyment. I like architecture, construction and design. I don’t have a facebook account, have never tweeted, zero social media other than this, not sure if this counts as that anyway. I enjoy looking at projects, like to see what’s being built or proposed, perhaps get a lead on a project I haven’t heard of. With the information, I dream about its existence, how it may change the area, smile when I think of what Richmond was and how this new project may change it. It’s simple, this is for enjoyment. For better or worse, I don’t like to weigh the merits of these projects, I don’t think much about how they’re paid for and try not to get caught in the weeds. I have a full time career, a family and like to keep it simple, like my backpack on long hike, essentials only, the rest is weighing me down. So, I’ll wait until the next one comes along, dream about its existence, think of how it may change the area, and one time when I open my eyes, it’ll be there.
  2. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    I think your right and wonder if this was another company, not Dominion, would we be having this conversation?
  3. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    Last night was about the little guy standing up to big bad government and big corporations that are trying to hijack the city, in the minds of the 5, they stopped this for their citizens who obviously didn't want it, at least that was what they indicated. Also on display was the dislike of Mayor Stoney, kept mentioning where is he, while looking around for him, but yep, he's not here, see, he doesn't care.
  4. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    The ones I saw, watching from home, expressed concerns over cost, distrust, concerns of too big a commitment while other parts of the city are neglected, etc., generally it seemed like they and many others who weren't students, were there as basic citizen participation with concerns over this development and wanted to take part as a no vote. There were many for the project too, it actually was riveting, watched all the way through the final vote. I was surprised the vote went the way it did, actually thought they'd honor the original deadline of Feb 24, but that didn't happen. While disappointed, I'm still excited for the future of Richmond and the potential it offers. There's distrust in Dominion, the project was too big, the TIF, when the next one(s) come along, some of these things will be different and I hope the outcome will be too.
  5. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    It will be interesting to see, if like some are saying, that this end of Navy Hill will actually be a new beginning, that now we'll get the new RFPs for the next development, people powered developments, we'll see, we'll see.
  6. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    Yeah, it's done. Get some singles and doubles and a strikeout.
  7. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    Gray, more than 1 proposal, just wow.
  8. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    I didn't go, watching on TV, missed most of the opposition, was it all younger VCU students opposing, that's all I saw towards the end.
  9. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    What's going on, are they going to vote?
  10. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    Make a deal, liked that one!
  11. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    https://youtu.be/c0ndsXVaPwc
  12. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    I think you're right as well and have hope still too, it's the what if that's a bummer.
  13. Hike

    New Richmond Arena

    Not to pour salt on our wounds as we wait for the rabbit but my other concern is timing. There's a lot of conversation about letting developments happen organically, etc. That may be an option, but we all know this economy isn't going to last forever, once it's gone or slows, I wonder what happens then and how long until the next big idea comes along. I know, sayers of nay, tell me that doesn't mean Richmond has to jump on this because of timing. The wait for the next time is my concern, and I'll bet the next one will be perfect, all boxes checked, zero down and zero financing, no risk, every thing will be free and we all live happily ever after...
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