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    Manchester Development

    More development for Manchester! I would imagine the Williams Bridge Building would be reincorporated as it is kind of iconic in Richmond. I know the ship has probably sailed on this, but I think this site ould also be a good option for the baseball stadium. It's close to town and I95, but wouldn't overburden an existing neighborhood. Just a thought, but happy this will be redeveloped since it currently sits idle. https://richmondbizsense.com/2018/06/20/sprawling-williams-bridge-co-facility-contract-targeted-mixed-use/
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    Scott's Addition Development

    I like that the developer is the same as the City Center development on Marshall in Jackson Ward because they seem to have their crap together. I feel like they don't make announcements and then let things sit idly for months. Realizing sometimes delays are unavoidable, I am optimistic about this.
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    New Richmond Arena

    I love the idea! I have seen what the Atlanta Braves did at their new facility "The Battery" and it is a destination for more than just baseball. It attracts people for the restaurant, retail, and other entertainment options when baseball isn't being played. I know that we aren't Atlanta, but their facility is 20 minutes outside of the city. I would imagine something like this would do well....as long as it isn't just a stadium, or just an arena. It has been proven countless times, that a sports venue alone is not a catalyst for further development. They should be an addition to the surroundings and not be the only draw.
  4. I agree and have felt this way for awhile. It is finished nicely, but there are a lot of vantage points where it isn't that visible. If it had been built further up Cary or on Main the same structure would be a lot more significant. I do wish that height could have been increased, but I assume the functionality for Dominion would be decreased. It's a shame this is basically a single use building. Not sure how feasible it would have been or how much height it would have added, but a residential component would have been nice.
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    Richmond in Pictures III

    Pic I took flying out to Atlanta from RVA 4/27. This is over Scott's Addition and Monument Ave area. Just thought it was cool since we don't see a lot of aerials from there.
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    Richmond Developments

    It has always surprised me that are no hotels close to Carytown or Museum District. By close, I mean walking distance. For that matter, add in Scott's Addition. Wouldn't it make sense too, with all the breweries. These are some of the most desirable areas of town, and there are no hotels...not counting Airbnb and BandB's. (I don't count the Clarion or the other one by The Diamond, because they look like dumps). One would think an Aloft or some type of boutique hotel, at the very least, would be desirable.
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    Richmond off-topic postings

    Yeah, the house they featured in the photos is a few houses down from me on my block! We bought 4 years ago and the value has increased about 100k.
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    VCU Developments

    This is the only article I can find with any real actual details that are known publicly. It does mention that HDR and Hourigan are the architect and contractor. I wasn't aware if that had been mentioned before. It does confirm the 18 stories and how it will impact the skyline!! https://www.theconstructionindex.com/news/view/hdr-and-hourigan-win-two-virginia-healthcare-projects
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    Marshall Lofts

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    Marshall Lofts

    Figured I would start a thread for this. I know someone had snapped some photos of the crane the other day. https://richmondbizsense.com/2017/04/03/27m-apartment-project-to-rise-five-stories-in-jackson-ward/ Snapped some pics today walking by. There was only one level of underground parking mentioned in the article from bizsense, but this looks like a pretty deep hole.
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    The Locks at 321

    Took these earlier tonight. As was previously said, not much but dirt at this point. Hopefully, some real construction begins soon.
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    Richmond International Airport

    Will do.
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    Proposed: The Belvidere

    So these renderings and this project have been removed from the architect's website.....
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    Richmond International Airport

    I haven't yet, but I have a return flight booked on them in May, from Orlando.
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    VCU Developments

    So I grew up in Lexington, KY and went to University of Kentucky and still follow development there. In some ways, campus is similar to VCU in that it is very close to the downtown. I was reading some news in relation to a new campus development and it made me think of the discussion relating to the new VCU building potentially being built near the ICA. The article mentions how Target is opening a small-format store.... "Target is aiming to operate 130 small-format stores by the end of 2019, serving communities, such as colleges, and neighborhoods where a traditional Target store may not fit. " Could this indicate their intentions for Richmond and the VCU area? http://smileypete.com/business/target/