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Beau Rivage (new apartment tower for Fort Norfolk)

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Actually, It's this.

"Separately, the developers who turned the old Krisp-Pak building on Front Street in Fort Norfolk into loft apartments successfully bid on an old waterfront warehouse in that area and plan to turn it into apartments and develop another apartment building nearby."

http://hamptonroads.com/2014/02/two-more-norfolk-apartment-projects-works

Good find. Looks like we have another high rise on our plate. I'll have to keep a lookout in design review to see what other details we can find.

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If we can get this tower plus the second Harbor's Edge tower built, we really will have a "midtown" area over there.

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Well then, awesome! I just, on a whim googled Norfolk highrise development" to see what would pop up. I like the "sail" design. I hope it comes to fruition unlike all the other cool architectural designs that end up getting watered down. (Fort Nofolk Plaza).

On another note, I was in DT Nashville all last week. It was a cool city. It has some trendy, revitalized areas around downtown that would be like this.

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Yeah, I was there a month ago and actually meant to mention the same thing. It's a very busy downtown too. Lots of people walking around.

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The sailboat design is really cool!

 

I used to work on WVEC, and I'm guessing it's the area directly across from the back the station, on Front Street. There were vacant warehouses there, which were torn down about 7 years ago. 

 

FWIW, tearing down the warehouses provided a really nice view on the water. But I always thought a mini-town center development would look nice over there, and compliment DT Norfolk nicely. With the vacant warehouse across from PETA being renovated, the new lofts (former Kris-Pak building) and LRT, there's a lot of potential for Fort Norfolk. Apparently that stretch somehow connects to DT for pedestrians/bikers...something I didn't even realize until recently.

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Fort Norfolk has lots of potential. And it's right there where LRT begins which is a big plus.

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If you look at the picture properties, it is dated:

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:35:59 PM

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If you look at the picture properties, it is dated:

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:35:59 PM

The pilot article is dated 2-21-2014 and referred specifically to this property. The land on the water used to be owned by the state and required a change in the law before it could get transferred to developers. This happened last year and it's part of the reason you haven't seen movement on any of the properties until now.

If you look at the picture properties, it is dated:

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:35:59 PM

Actually, which image are you referring to? I didn't see a date on the rendering.

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Here's another computer sketch that wasn't in the link.

The image on the link under "mixed use."

It's a little more refined.

http://www.rdapc.com/Multi-Family%20New.html

I wish they would make that rendering bigger. When you click on the image it takes you to the old rendering.

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