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Fort Tar Lofts

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Very cool history to this property for sure. And judging by the street view, this could be a catalyst for other needed revitalization in the immediate area.

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man, in the back of my mind, deep deep down inside, I th ought I would be able to move back to Norfolk one day and buy that building for dirt cheap. I always loved that building....

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I drove past this site the other day and it didn't look as if any work has been done. Is this project still a go?

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I know there's progress pics, though there's a for lease sign from Thalheimer outside the building. 

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An overnight stay in the fully furnished unit costs $150 per night and includes parking and two bicycles.

 

$150 for one night?!  :shok: I dunno what the downtown Marriott or Sheraton charge, but I imagine I could just stay there for about the same rate. I'm not even touching the rent issue.

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I just passed by there a few days ago and didn't realize it was close to completion. The Monticello side of the building is in serious need of curb appeal.

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Hopefully they plant some trees and install pedestrian lighting.

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I drove past it today, and the exterior looks done. There's signage at the top of the building.

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Have they done anything about the landscaping in the immediate area surrounding the lofts? The last time I was there it looked like it was in desperate need of it. 

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I'm not sure...I know they have painted the building in a baby blueish shade. Next time I'm in that area, I'll try and get a pic of the property.

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They've put some trees and flowers in some beds next to the building. It'll look better as they grow in.

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I wonder though, Is the city ever going to do anything with the Fort Tar parking lot across Monticello from this building? I think that with LRT in operation and the bus transfer station being moved, this lot should be developed. With that in consideration though, isn't there a concern of coal ash or something on that site?

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