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  1. vdogg

    Norfolk Pictures

    Just made a post about this in the Off-topic threat. Looks fantastic!
  2. vdogg

    Norfolk Off-Topic

    Okay, I'll admit it. I was a bit meh bout the ferris wheel. But coming through the downtown tunnel at night on the way home and having that be the first thing that greets you is breathtaking. It has a phenomenal presence and really compliments the multi-colored lights on our Skyline. What a great addition.
  3. vdogg

    Virginia Beach off-topic

    Hmm. Not sure if I like the design or not. It's quite unique, but has the type of modern design that tends not to age well. I like that they try to keep the view corridor. If I had unlimited power and money I'd raze every hotel on the boardwalk and rebuild them on the West side of Atlantic, therefore leaving an uninterrupted view of the ocean.
  4. vdogg

    Virginia Beach off-topic

    That hotel looks quite tall. Not sure how they're going to slip that one past the height ordinces. Judging by how it towers over the ferris wheel and surrounding buildings, I'd say it's pushing 300 ft. That'll be a hard sell down there.
  5. vdogg

    Virginia Beach off-topic

    Meh, typical suburban development, but at least they're working together.
  6. vdogg

    Beach Dome Site Proposals

    Nothing will ever get done in this town....Ever.
  7. vdogg

    Virginia Beach Light Rail and Transit

    Not directly related to light rail in Va. Beach, but we're certainly not alone when it comes to resistance to transit projects. There's some good points in this article that covers some similar issues that we faced.
  8. vdogg

    EVMS Education Building Progress

    It’s 12 in the planning documents, but I think the 12th floor may technically be a mechanical floor so they might not be including it. The overall height hasn’t changed as far as I’m aware.
  9. vdogg

    EVMS Education Building Progress

    I'll let this one slide, but please don't post link only comments. You need to write a short paragraph, or include an excerpt from the accompanying article with the link.
  10. vdogg

    Hampton Inn at Town Center

    It appears the building has now been vacated. There is a sign offering paid parking out front for now. There has also been surveying and utility work occurring around the property. Their application hasn’t been updated yet, but it appears we’re about to move forward.
  11. vdogg

    Norfolk Stores and Retail and Resturants

    Nordstrom's sales at MacArthur fell 25% last year, a stunning number that actually bucked their national trend of higher sales. Doesn't look good. https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_acf447b4-44e3-11e8-9206-9fc88fa823e5.html
  12. vdogg

    Block 2 Tower

    Found this old article. This is how much space they’d need to lease to get it back to 22 floors. https://pilotonline.com/business/article_a3865fd0-321f-5a77-b43a-d68dd53996f5.html “Six months before the next tower at Town Center is supposed to break ground, it has already booked the anchor tenant: Gateway Financial Holdings Inc. The parent company of Gateway Bank & Trust Co., will lease 50,000 square feet for its headquarters in the building, to be named Gateway Bank Tower, the bank and the city announced Thursday. The firm - now housed in a Gateway financial center on Laskin Road - will also lease 4,000 square feet for a ground-floor bank. Gateway chose Virginia Beach over other locations in Hampton Roads and North Carolina, company officials said, without naming the competitors. The tower, which still has to be approved by the City Council, would be 22 stories tall and house more than 350,000 square feet of office and retail space. It would include a 650-space parking garage and ground-floor retail.”
  13. vdogg

    Virginia Beach off-topic

    Linwood Branch has thrown his hat into the ring, and as far as our interests are concerned, is probably the best choice. Still, it’s going to be close between him and Dyer. You better believe that the anti everything crowd is going to show up, they smell blood in the water. Branch has the backing of Sessoms though, which should carry a decent amount of weight. https://pilotonline.com/news/government/local/article_3cf011d2-472c-11e8-904d-9f901c46dc33.html
  14. vdogg

    Hyatt Place at Pembroke Park Progress

    Didn't notice this at first. Are we sure this is the newest rendering? 3 days is awfully quick to decide to just make a sudden change like that. It's nonsensical. I'm not sold that this is actually the final rendering. I think this may be the original and all the other publications printed the newest one.