RiverYuppy

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  1. RiverYuppy

    Manchester Development

    Any nice development there would be amazing. I would love to see nice tall apartments that people commuting to RVA can see every day and think "huh, maybe I should live in the city instead of commuting past such nice apartments."
  2. RiverYuppy

    VCU Developments

    The RTD article doesn't give any information not given in that link. Also, the building looks pretty cool for me. I'm very excited for this.
  3. RiverYuppy

    Richmond's Suburban Developments

    A $750 million mixed-used development is in the works for Hanover County.
  4. RiverYuppy

    Richmond Developments

    Great news! Virginia ABC gets OK to move on HQ deal.
  5. RiverYuppy

    Richmond off-topic postings

    Richmond Bizsense did a piece on some new modern homes built in Highland Park that are just around the block from me!
  6. RiverYuppy

    VCU Developments

    Next to the Cary Street Gym there is a huge field that we would use for intramural sports. It's still used for that, field hockey, soccer, etc. Monroe Park is also very big, it's just not meant for traditional sports because of the trees and pathways. There is more than enough room to play catch or throw a frisbee though.
  7. RiverYuppy

    VCU Developments

    They also have the new GRC building on the Monroe Park campus and they're hoping Monroe Park will be renovated before parents drop their kids off at the dorm.
  8. RiverYuppy

    Richmond off-topic postings

    My point about schools was really boils down to how it impacts the population center. When I think of a Downtown I think of a large district that is central to the regions workers. When I look at RVA's downtown, it does not seem very central to the majority of middle class families. I would like to see Downtown become the population center, however it seems like the center of population is moving away from it. To me, the main driver of that is schools.
  9. You're right Maggie Walker is an amazing high school. So is Open and Community. However, none of them have guaranteed admittance. It's not like Tuckahoe where your kids are guaranteed to be in a good high school. Maggie Walker in particular is very hard to get into. I didn't say that those areas are unreasonable to expect a family to live in. My point was that you're not going to find a good school district for high schools until you cross the city line. It's not that Tuckahoe is far away. It's that it's far away for being one of the *closest* locations. EDIT: Also, the #1 reason I hear for people leaving RVA for Henrico or Chesterfield is because of schools, so it would seem that there is an issue with schools.
  10. I think one of the biggest issues is our schools. There isn't a single public high school in the city that's well performing. If you locate your office downtown, Glenn Allen is about the closest you can reasonably expect a family to live. In my opinion, that's the biggest thing holding RVA back from being in the next tier. In most other cities, it might be expensive, but it's at least possible for employees to live in a good school district in the city.
  11. RiverYuppy

    Richmond's Suburban Developments

    The senior living community Westminster Canterbury will be building on a chunk of concrete desert near 95 in Henrico. Nothing huge, but I'm glad to see some of that area be developed as it looks awful!
  12. RiverYuppy

    Richmond off-topic postings

    RTD released a pretty cool article on home sale prices and values in RVA. Where property values (and tax bills) are shooting up in Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico
  13. RiverYuppy

    Richmond off-topic postings

    RTD did an article today: Richmond's real estate market is on fire: Low inventory is causing multiple offers and homes selling above asking price in some areas
  14. RiverYuppy

    Richmond off-topic postings

    The Richmond development map is up there now!
  15. RiverYuppy

    Richmond off-topic postings

    If you scroll down to the very bottom of the page there is a "Contact Us" link. That's what I used to get in contact with them and they responded very quickly.