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9 minutes ago, RiverYuppy said:

A million times yes.  If NIMBYism destroys this, I'm going to be very disappointed in the city.

But the schools!!  Think of the children?!

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Some people just have been conditioned to be negative.  The school system angle is just another way of people not wanting to see the city grow. Ignorance. Anybody would understand that development means a broader tax base wich in turn goes into the pot to help with all city services.

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Amen and amen!  Someone always has something negative to say and they are few.  But for some reason, they have the loudest mouths!  Just wish they'd shut up already and let the developer build his 16-story towers!  It's a freaking CITY for Pete's sake!  How can you not expect tall buildings to be built?!

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Pure selfish reasons most of the time. Most of the time it's to preserve their own views that fetch their house/condo/whatever the higher appraisal.

I understand others that lament the loss of the neighborhood ''they knew'' but the most common (and valid) argument to that is that cities are living things, constantly growing and changing. The Manchester we have today, maybe it won't even look like it does in 100 years. But if you don't try....

 

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I'm fine with the height, but the deal seems strange. Also, I'd like the old mill race that runs east/west along the southern edge of the site to be cleaned up comparable to the Canal Walk since so much of the Manchester riverfront is obstructed by the floor wall. 

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27 minutes ago, blopp1234 said:

I just read this and it's very encouraging!  We could see construction begin mid next year (2017)!  I'm interested in seeing the design when it comes available. It would be super nice to see some significant tall buildings on the south side of the river.  I'm excited!

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34 minutes ago, eandslee said:

I just read this and it's very encouraging!  We could see construction begin mid next year (2017)!  I'm interested in seeing the design when it comes available. It would be super nice to see some significant tall buildings on the south side of the river.  I'm excited!

Who's the architect - we'll have to keep up with their website hoping to catch a glimpse as they're designing it.  

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No architect has been hired yet according to the article, which in my opinion mean we will absolutely not see construction start mid 2017. Either way excited to see the design and really hope it looks good. Manchester could use a non cookie cutter design. 

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2 hours ago, wrldcoupe4 said:

Have we not already seen a rendering of this?

There was that one in that brochure...it was a white building that looked like Legos, but do you think that one was just conceptual?

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This is somewhat old news as it happened a few weeks ago, but Urban Farmhouse (1200 Semmes Ave) has closed.  With all the apartments and other new housing nearby, this location should spring back soon with a coffee shop.

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Clopton Site works is really picking up, this area now derelict but with extremely cheap real estate in the next few years will see an increase in development. Clopton site works is really going to make it's self into a cool industrial city within a city it is really coming along nicely. The missing key is the Model Tobacco Building, tie it all in and fix up a few buildings on hull street with a facade improvement program and this area will be booming with entrepreneurs, artest, and tec companies.

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Let's not forget the tobacco plant next door to model tobacco on Jefferson Davis that is undergoing a 29 million dollar renovation. http://www.richmond.com/business/local/article_84e6100a-ba89-56c8-b361-eec616ff3560.html

 

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Also on lower Hull Street Redevelopment still is underway ! 

 

 

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Basically what I'm trying to say is that if you build it they will come and while you're at it throw in some more cool art. 

 

 

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Nice photos. Exciting to see Manchester turn around. Long way to go but it has so much in the way of good bones, particularly along Hull Street. 

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I'm also very excited about the developments in Manchester.  Besides the success of West End schools, I see it as the most vital part to RVAs longterm success.  I would really like to see RRHA release its property holdings there, as Manchester is a bit too apartment heavy and needs more permanent residents.

Ideally I see West End schools improving, driving families into that area and forcing younger people to seek out places like Manchester for cheaper rent.

On 3/3/2017 at 9:49 PM, Marcus Squires said:

Let's not forget the tobacco plant next door to model tobacco on Jefferson Davis that is undergoing a 29 million dollar renovation. http://www.richmond.com/business/local/article_84e6100a-ba89-56c8-b361-eec616ff3560.html

I'm very excited for this.  However, I'm concerned whether it will go through or not since historic tax credits are currently in limbo.  Is there a date for when they are supposed to start renovations? 

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Talk about Manchester development; here's an article by the Valentine with lots of images and an in-depth history of Manchester's growth as its own city and then a part of Richmond's Southside.

Manchester: From Sister City to South Richmond

Here's a picture of the old 9th St. Bridge, the James River Free Bridge.

 

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Interesting new infill development on Perry Street:

New Private School Heads for Manchester
 

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Supporters of Cristo Rey, a Jesuit Catholic school founded in Chicago, plan to build the campus next to Sacred Heart Church on the 1400 block of Perry Street. They hope to open in time for the 2019-2020 school year.

The school plans to enroll 100 ninth-grade students in its first year and build to 400 to 450 students.

400+ students sounds like... not too small!

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Whoops, I included information about South Canal as I thought that is what you were referring to.  I'm not sure about 512 Hull.

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Wrong location

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Its the empty space fronting Hull St. next to Port RVA (in front of its parking lot). The land area is not very large - to fit 188 units on the space would make for a very tall structure (including parking?)

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