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Dollar Tree is adding 600 jobs and expanding their headquarters. They said they will be building the "tallest building" in Chesapeake. Pictures in the article look to be a town center style environment within the Grennbrier area.
NEUHOFF PLANT DEVELOPMENT, 13-15 stories, 6-7 stories, 650,000 sq. ft. office, 130,000 sq. ft. retail, 500 apts, 2,000 car internal garage, $500+ millionBy smeagolsfree
There is a public meeting tonight at the 5th and Taylor Warehouse in Germantown @ 6:30 PM. I may try and go. They are supposed to unveil the planed for the project.
I am throwing this out for anyone that wants to go.
I posted this under the general "Misc. Uptown Projects" but being a 226 foot tower on an empty surface parking lot, I think this has the potential to get things moving in re-developing the South Brevard/CTC corridor...
I have been waiting for this project to publish the site plans....
http://ww.charmeck.org/Planning/Rezoning/2018/048-063/2018-062 site plan.pdf
Finally seeing some motion on the parcels across S Brevard from the CTC (this is just crappy surface parking lot now....)
19 story tower (will be marketed as 20 story) according to @ricky_davis_fan_21 it will be a 226.67 feet tall!
I lived in a high-rise condo uptown for a few years, when you looked out over the city, the 6-7 story mid-rise condo building had the A/C units setup in little grids all around the roof. And same thing for our building, at the top of our building there is a rooftop terrace and if you looked over to one side you would see the A/C units lined up in nice groups of 4-6 units. The picture of the Stonewall Station apartment condo's brought this back for me (see picture below)
When I was looking at it, each grouping almost perfectly corresponds to a footprint of a small 6-8 panel solar array.
With commercial solar panels at 21+% efficiency, a condo tower or mid-rise building could cover all the common electrical needs with these arrays + a decent battery backup. No one can argue that it is ugly, because this would be about a 12-24 inches above the already ugly A/C units on the roof. You are still connected to the grid for backup power. (need to run some simulations) but COA (HOA for condos) costs could be tamed or even lowered based on actual design and sun exposure for a particular condo. Drawback:
Initial cap-ex of construction is higher. lets say it is $200k for the full solar array system with 200kWh battery storage (based on https://electrek.co/2016/11/14/tesla-powerpack-2-price/ costs) if the building has 200 units that is $1000 more at sale of the condo unit... Would love your thoughts.