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Mini Price Storage purchased land in the area though I'm not 100% sure that's the exact lot you're talking about.

Thanks.   Hoping for something alittle more exciting though.

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I checked...It's just barely out of view. So close!

Thanks for the update ZUMAN! Hopefully, they'll get a webcam up soon. If not, at least some periodic photo updates! :)

 

Hey fellas, long time no see! Moved back home to NY last year but have still been lurking because I'll always have a place in my heart for Richmond, just as Burt had.

I did some digging and found the Purcell Group's Facebook page where they've posted great updates and links for 800 Semmes. Here's their webcam for the project: http://purcell.workzonecam.com

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Hey fellas, long time no see! Moved back home to NY last year but have still been lurking because I'll always have a place in my heart for Richmond, just as Burt had.

I did some digging and found the Purcell Group's Facebook page where they've posted great updates and links for 800 Semmes. Here's their webcam for the project: http://purcell.workzonecam.com

Whoa! Welcome back at TBurban! Please post more often - this was an awesome find! I've been looking for a construction cam for this project for quite some time and look, you found one! Just awesome! Now I get to watch this one go up too!

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The development that 540_804 is referring to is this one:

 

http://www.richmondbizsense.com/2013/04/11/manchester-apartment-project-goes-small/

 

I really wish there was a webcam that overlooked the downtown and manchester areas so that we can all keep tabs on all the projects going up.  It's hard to keep up with them all...which is a good thing!  ;)

 

Just checked this one out a few days ago. It's up to 2 or 3 stories now (maybe even topped out) but it seems like this one is going incredibly slow compared to some of the other projects out there.

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Just checked this one out a few days ago. It's up to 2 or 3 stories now (maybe even topped out) but it seems like this one is going incredibly slow compared to some of the other projects out there.

The Belle Summitt Apartment building construction is going very, very slow.  Sign out front says it will be open summer/fall.  At the rate they're going, it will be summer/fall 2015.

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Hey fellas, long time no see! Moved back home to NY last year but have still been lurking because I'll always have a place in my heart for Richmond, just as Burt had.

I did some digging and found the Purcell Group's Facebook page where they've posted great updates and links for 800 Semmes. Here's their webcam for the project: http://purcell.workzonecam.com

New name for this project from Purcell's website:

The Terraces at Manchester

Richmond, VA

This design-build project is a 209,650 square feet, 144 unit, residential apartment complex. Current design includes eight stories of metal stud framed apartments above two stories of a podium cast-in-place parking garage. Features include a pool, fitness area, covered parking, and sun & shade decks. Overlooking the James River and the Richmond city skyline, the building boasts scenic views from balconies and pool deck. The complex will consist of 60 one-bedroom and 80 two-bedroom apartments.

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I'm not sure if this has been listed somewhere else but didn't see it.  I noticed this back in August in reference to new construction being proposed for a site along the canal in Manchester - just over the 14th street bridge.

The company is preparing to submit plans for what Papa said would likely be a pair of 16-story towers housing apartments and commercial space that would sit on the elevation overlooking downtown Richmond from above the flood wall.

http://richmondbizsense.com/2015/08/10/riverfront-plant-floated-for-apartment-towers/

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Yeah we heard about these plans and it looks as if this could really be the beginning of a southside skyline. However if anyone wants to make renderings or drawings of what they think these towers should look like, that would be appreciated.

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Yeah we heard about these plans and it looks as if this could really be the beginning of a southside skyline. However if anyone wants to make renderings or drawings of what they think these towers should look like, that would be appreciated.

 

Perhaps I can tweak these to fit the site and add a few floors since they were designed for the South Reynolds property:

http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/topic/25344-designed-for-richmond/?page=15

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Wow you guys made renderings of a Manchester ballpark? That is awesome and I still truly believe that Manchester is the best place for a ballpark. That would be awesome if u could make something showing the scale of this project. It would also be cool if u could make one for the proposed dominion skyscraper.

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16 minutes ago, jbjust said:

What is the name of that area actually?  It's not Manchester, but it's not officially Woodland Heights either I don't think.  

Not sure if this is it - typed in the intersection names and this comes up - Springhill Historic District - also see it called "Old Manchester" in places.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springhill_Historic_District 

I thought that a location closer to the 14th street bridge would be the first to get retail in the area but this may be the first one to the table - not a bad location - people from both sides of the river can access this easily.  The developer has done a Kroger before, I could see that there.  

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The industrial buildings are technically part of the Swansboro neighborhood, which is bound by Semmes, Cowardin, and Hull Street. VCU's planning program did a neighborhood revitalization study for that whole area back in 2009. Directly across Semmes Ave. is the Springhill neighborhood. The Storefront for Community Design completed a neighborhood plan for Springhill a few years back. I believe part of it provided a vision for the street frontage and general urban design of this property. Hopefully the developer will be receptive to its recommendations and deliver an urban-scale product. No strip malls in the center of town, please!

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^^I quite like it. It's almost like a high rise of it's own. Hell, satisfies me until they start building taller actual buildings in Manchester. Not sure about the whole paint job thing though.

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Maybe I'll think differently after it is painted, but I'm not so sure.  Silos just seem wildly out of place around a downtown area. Just my thought. Anyone else?

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1 hour ago, Wahoo 07 said:

http://richmondbizsense.com/2016/02/17/12-townhomes-to-add-to-manchester-riverfront/

This looks like an interesting project.  I'm sure the views of the city and the James will be spectacular.  Glad to see Manchester rising.

 

Can someone with more expertise than I comment on what the target market is for these dozen town-homes?  I love the development, I am just scratching my head as to who will fill the space:  the obvious answer to me (layman), considering 2900+ sq ft, 4BR 4BA, $700k+ home is upper-middle class family....is the developer going for upper-middle class families with school-age children here?  Curious more than anything...

 

regardless, this will be a nice looking addition to the riverbank/flood-wall area over there.

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“We sense there is a large market seeking the lifestyle we are selling ... one minute from downtown, with a connection to the river and the James River trail system,” Connell said. “People drawn to the cul-de-sacs in the suburbs; that is not our primary customer.”

Patrick Sullivan with One South Realty, the Realtor for the project, said he sees the primary customers as empty nesters who want to move to the city and professionals, such as medical doctors at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System."

 

http://www.richmond.com/business/local/article_573c5823-c0c4-5a2a-88bf-e099cf68eea6.html

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