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  1. I hope they keep some of the for sale portion. There’s really a lack of moderately priced townhomes in the city limits.
  2. Construction fencing is now up for this project. Also, we officially have gone vertical with the project in front of UMFS with rebar in place for the first columns.
  3. Barton Mansion has been rehabbed into apartments. Interesting tid bit in the article, they are hoping to develop a 7-8 story condo tower on the land between the mansion and Vale St. Would be some great views from there. https://richmondbizsense.com/2020/03/30/rehabbed-barton-mansion-re-emerges-as-apartments/
  4. By built out, I meant no large tracts of land available for development (meaning multiple acres, not city blocks). Yes the cities have plenty of opportunity for infill, but from a development standpoint the cities are labeled as built out. Developing a parking lot often requires some sort of remediation, etc which delays a quick population jump compared to building a subdivision out in Chesterfield. I absolutely agree the city should continue to focus on densification, but the average citizen doesn’t geek out on this stuff like we do. My debate is I could see people turn towards the exurbs based off of misinformation on “density”. List of articles from planners debating the same aspects. Some optimistic and some pessimistic. https://www.planetizen.com/blogs/108814-debating-future-cities-and-urban-density-after-pandemic
  5. I'm intrigued to see how society reacts once the pandemic is behind us. I already had my parents tell me a few weeks back that, "I am in a city, so my chances of getting the virus are higher". Not saying that is accurate, but I'm wondering if the average laymen will shun urban development because of fear (more so than they already do).
  6. They very well could be. Probably similar to how we were growing at 3-4k/yr then slowed down to about 1k, but now seem to be ticking back up. Both cities are pretty much built out, so any new development is at the sake of older development. Often times that displaces a 4 person house, with only 2 people. There's a lag between the development starting and it being filled.
  7. They have 2020, 2010, and then the ANNUAL growth rate. Again they could have provided more thorough information.
  8. The site mentions that Norfolk lost population from last year. However, they are just estimates based off previous growth rates. Census is being conducted this year and we should have more accurate numbers next year.
  9. Was this not one of the Fulton Yards lots?
  10. Estimates from World Population Review has us being just behind Norfolk. They estimate the census will say we are just over 237,000 people and Norfolk is about 241,000. source: https://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/
  11. It’s a lot easier to practice social distancing in a plant than a restaurant/bar. Restaurants pack people in, people touch everything and each other. Especially when people are drinking.
  12. Richmond coming in strong at #9 for Best Southern Cities, according to Southern Living. "There’s plenty to love about this one-time Capital of the South that goes far beyond its four centuries of history. Today, Richmond’s reputation for cool is often what attracts visitors to the area. Expect to find trendy boutique hotels, gorgeous nature trails, casual oyster joints, and an impressive roster of more than 30 craft breweries.." https://www.southernliving.com/souths-best/cities
  13. Some conceptual renderings of the planned renovations/redevelopment of VCC. https://www.richmond.com/business/reimagining-virginia-center-commons-heart-of-the-mall-could-be/article_79d81122-7bb6-5eb3-9ee1-8e99c624ca59.html
  14. Construction is set to start in late Spring for this building with expected completion in 3Q 2021. "The plan calls for the exterior of the building to have a type of color-shifting material that changes color tones as the sunlight changes through the day. " https://www.richmond.com/business/construction-to-start-in-late-spring-on-million-building-project/article_8496b74a-ffc2-57c7-8ca1-1d59d9856a56.html
  15. While I lament the loss of a 100 year old building, I do appreciate that they oriented the buildings to face the street. This will help it feel more cohesive with the neighborhood and make the walk down Lombardy more pleasant. “Slot home” developments are a huge issue for a lot of cities experiencing a resurgence in urban living and can ruin an urban fabric. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.denverpost.com/2018/05/06/denver-slot-home-crackdown/amp/
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