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vaceltic last won the day on July 16 2011

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  1. Can't wait to experience the food hall. There is a current one for Hatch you can check out off Jeff Davis Highway. The $19M price tag for the other development includes ownership of the 103-unit PortRVA building.
  2. This is a game changing development!
  3. A stunningly quick reversal by the very same people who said the business community wouldn’t play ball in Richmond and nothing could happen there without the arena... Was the public safety building still being occupied by City staff? If so, the next domino will be a new building somewhere, hopefully that consolidates with social services as well, opening up the adjacent block for redevelopment.
  4. Picture of the Kitchen at Reynolds development taking shape.
  5. Some interesting opinion pieces out there about rethinking city development in light of the pandemic. More modular construction, closing auto-focused streets for more pedestrian traffic, and decentralization of essential services. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-04-22/coronavirus-pandemics-architecture-urban-design%3f_amp=true https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5e9eb1e5c5b63c5b587419a3 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wired.com/story/pandemic-opportunity-remake-cities/amp https://www.citylab.com/design/2020/03/coronavirus-urban-planning-global-cities-infectious-disease/607603/
  6. This is an interesting 100-year history on various failed plans to create a Richmond government/civic campus in downtown. https://theshockoeexaminer.blogspot.com/2020/03/a-season-of-big-ideas.html?m=1
  7. I think Brent is wondering about the development at Semmes and Cowardin. It’s bigger than this one.
  8. Cutting and closing..which means less tax revenue for the city to collect to pay for...you know...big shiny things. Ive also heard about the May 30 date, but with the president finally admitting what’s upon us, he mentioned distancing could last through the summer. i doubt the demo date holds.
  9. Can anyone who is a Charlotte fanboy in here explain what makes Charlotte an interesting place? I recently took an extended excursion to visit Charlotte and Asheville and honestly couldn’t wait for the Asheville part. It was my third time visiting Charlotte over about a 10-year period and I’ve been trying to give it an honest chance. It left me pretty disappointed like the first two times.
  10. Most downtown development blocks are about 1/2 the size of those in Atlanta and Charlotte. I'm no structural engineer, but the smaller area means fewer pilings / structural supports. There are also safety considerations - ie the emergency response times of the nearest fire station - this is determined by the station's location, vehicle capability, and the ladder heights. Imagine having to get to the top of a 40-story building in 3 minutes using the stairs - ugh.
  11. Major economic development announcement planned for Brook Road and Parham Road today at 11am. https://www.nbc12.com/2020/03/03/governor-northam-plans-make-major-economic-announcement/
  12. Quite a haul. I wonder what the employee count was for VCU Health in that location versus this replacement? The owners of Willow Lawn have zero incentive to construct a parking garage and they are expensive to build. Maybe the parking requirement was explored by the state in the incentive package for relocation? Maybe they are projecting that the Pulse will move ‘X’ riders to Willow Lawn from ‘X’ locations? I’m surprised two floors of that building can support this many workers. The company does do 24-hour home security monitoring. My guess is the call center has multiple shifts on a 24-hour schedule, meaning the parking requirement would be 1/2 or 1/3 of what we think?
  13. Yes. I would even be fine with the city being required to demolish the coliseum and run the utilities throughout to activate the parcels for private development. That's all taxable real estate going into the general fund on Day 1.
  14. Even with my anti-Navy Hill stance, even I think this editorial misses the mark on the larger points for and against the project. The quality of RTD is getting very watered down. I already questioned its integrity printing the ghost-written op-eds and its never-ending cheer-leading of Navy Hill. I prefer to get my local news from bizsense, Richmond Free Press, Style Weekly, Richmond Magazine, etc.
  15. If the Richmond redskins fandom is so off the chain, please tell everyone they need to attend their summer training camps for more days and spend wayyy more money than they are, so Richmond can recoup some money off this terrible investment.
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