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Here's a quick dash cam video I made of the Grace Street VCU corridor today. It shows some of the progress of the construction projects in the area.

 

 

The vid is a little shaky but that's because it's mounted to the windshield and the roads are rough; blame Richmond not me!

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Nice video!  What is the construction to the left as the video begins (just as you are turning right onto Grace)?  Looks like elevator shafts they are building in concrete.  The Grace Street corridor is looking very canyon-like!  Keep the vids coming!

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They are adding student housing and other space to the former ukrops building parking lot. Buildings going up on Grace and Broad street.

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Glad you liked the video. I didn't really intend to make it (just happened to be driving to Chipotle with my dash cam on) so it's not the greatest. For some reason Youtube isn't allowing 1080p playback on the vid.

 

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Does anyone have any information about the development on Harrison St (between Grace and Broad) across the street from the construction in the Ukrops parking lot. I'm talking the building behind (and attached to?) Panda Garden. It looks like they've added a couple of floors to the buildings.

 

You can see a little of it in the video I posted above.

 

The buildings in question

 

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Not sure exactly but I'd hazard to guess that the private market is just resoonding to VCU development. Looks like more rental space to me. I'm really happy to see it.

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Apparently a small Walmart will anchor the new VCU Office Building on W. Grace @ Shafer:

 

http://www.richmondbizsense.com/2014/08/06/vcu-strikes-a-deal-with-walmart/

 

http://rvanews.com/news/walmart-coming-to-vcu/115663?fan-of-the-fan

 

A lot of people are debating the whole "big box" thing, but again, it can't really even be that imposing, as it's only 4,100 square feet. At least the new high rise has a retail tenant secured. Will be interesting to see how it looks when it's completed next to the Square.

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Really? Seems a bit of an overkill, right?

Not at all.  The 93,000 sq ft addition includes sub-level(s).  I have seen tower cranes for the now infamous 5 to 6 story stick-framed residential buildings sprouting within the urban areas of the US.

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Well I never thought of VCU's Monroe Campus as a part Downtown.  Unless the City's Master Plan dictates otherwise. 

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Looks like a new Walgreens is coming to the intersection of Broad and Belvedere across from the VCU's new ICA - 

 

http://www.richmondbizsense.com/2014/10/06/developer-eyes-site-for-downtown-walgreens/

 

 

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Heh, it's funny, I would have rather put a distinctive high rise or something a little more intensive at such a major intersection.

 

Still better than a gas station though, I guess. 

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Yeah, I'm not too excited about this one either. I too think that this is almost a waste of prime real estate, but the owners of the land can do what they want.

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Walgreens would make a great ground floor tenant in a multipurpose highrise here.

I'm uninspired by the low building but thrilled at all of the activity in the downtown area. The momentum and interest is pretty exciting.

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Not at all.  The 93,000 sq ft addition includes sub-level(s).  I have seen tower cranes for the now infamous 5 to 6 story stick-framed residential buildings sprouting within the urban areas of the US.

 

There is definitely a tower crane at the construction site of the Cabell Library addition.  Webcam below:

 

http://ramcam.vcu.edu/cabell/

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There are active developments within this thread.  Let's please provide some updates.

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