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15 hours ago, carolinaboy said:

The NBA isn't coming. The NHL isn't coming. You can bet your bottom dollar no upgrade of Scope is going to conceal or alter the concrete dome part. But removing parking underneath to expand seating, concourses, etc. is the only way Scope can be "upgraded" really., and it needs to be. Adding a parking deck with commercial spaces across the street is a good solution. Maybe we can get some residential on top of a parking deck?

The NBA and the NHL weren't coming to the oceanfront arena either. Scope doesn't need to be upgraded, it needs to be replaced. What is being missed out on that the extra 4000 seats will bring? 

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LOL. No offense, but... Newsflash! All kinds of people have automobiles, and VB is not exactly the Tower on the Hill most of it's residents believe it to be. VB needs to evolve from 1963.

Came home for our family reunion this past weekend. First time in a long time I was able to drive around parts of Norfolk and I must say, Norfolk is looking good. I was surprised and shocked how much

The last few weeks have put a spotlight on the discussions we’ve been having on this site for years.  This area simply does not function as one region, and that’s difficult to comprehend because liter

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I think the only thing it might bring is the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament or an NBA/NHL exhibition. If the seating is still going to be cramped with 4,000 more seats, no thanks. Do this right and build an arena. It doesn't have to be downtown, though that would be nice.

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13 hours ago, BFG said:

I think the only thing it might bring is the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament or an NBA/NHL exhibition. If the seating is still going to be cramped with 4,000 more seats, no thanks. Do this right and build an arena. It doesn't have to be downtown, though that would be nice.

Going through the attendance on basketball configurations, a newly expanded 14000 seat Norfolk Scope would come in 6th of out the 8 arenas in this years tournament. Besting Boise's Taco Bell Arena and SDSU's Cox Arena but San Diego does have a larger though older Sports Arena that is bigger and also home to our former Admirals :tw_angry:. Wichita's arena is 15k and the only other that is not home to an NBA or NHL team. So yes we could host a first round game.    

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9 hours ago, tallguy81" said:

Sleek renderings for downtown plaza. http://studiombdc.com/projects/downtown-plaza/.  

So. Many. Questions... Chief among them, where's the brand new bus station and where are the apartments that are currently being built in the quadrant? Plan is ambitious, but doesn't seem to jive with present reality.

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9 hours ago, baobabs727 said:

Correct, but the satellite imagery or aerial imagery included in your post includes The Main's property at the corner of Main Street & Granby. And alas, the building is nonexistent. 

Yep...I probably should’ve clarified, but I indeed meant the satellite map. 

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On 3/31/2018 at 10:50 AM, BFG said:

Looks like an old plan. If you look at the map, The Main isn’t up there either.

I wouldn't read too much into that, it is pretty common for outdated images like that to be used because it isn't that important to the project that is being presented.

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Looks like this is a preview of what's to come. They've raised $2.6 million for upgrades to the park, including glow in the dark trails and signs. I keep forgetting it connects from West Ghent (Chelsea) all the way to Harbor Park. Seems like the city really understates that fact...would also be nice if there were more park space closer to the stadium.

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21 minutes ago, tallguy81" said:

I just found a rendering for VERY TALL SKYSCRAPERS around harbor park!

New development called 1500 Monticello.  http://www.concordeastridge.com/projects/1500-monticello-avenue

This one's been in planning for a couple years, but it seems to have been put on the back burner. Last time I was over that way (last week or so), it was fenced off. I think they took down the leasing info signs, so maybe something will pick up soon.

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1 hour ago, tallguy81" said:

Here is the skyscrapers rendering.  

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Were these renderings submitted in response to an RFP?

1 hour ago, tallguy81" said:

I just found a rendering for VERY TALL SKYSCRAPERS around harbor park!

New development called 1500 Monticello.  http://www.concordeastridge.com/projects/1500-monticello-avenue

There is a thread for this here.

Project is currently stalled.

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2 hours ago, tallguy81" said:

Nice find with the harbor park rendering imo.

What is an rfp?

“Request for Proposals”. It’s something that a city puts out when they want a particular area developed in a certain fashion. There are likely several different proposals for this land. Once the city decides on a particular proposal, they’ll usually enter into some public/private partnership to get the project  done.

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It's clear that the Harbor Park area is an area the city really wants and needs to develop. First phase (for me) would be clean-up, bulkhead, in-fill land to create a wider area between Harbor Park and the river all the way west to the bridge area. Phase 2 (for me) would be to develop west of Harbor Park with dense mixed-use buildings. Phase 3 would be for development near the train station.

 

Water front property availability is rare. A great opportunity here.

 

 

 

 

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On 4/6/2018 at 8:48 AM, carolinaboy said:

It's clear that the Harbor Park area is an area the city really wants and needs to develop. First phase (for me) would be clean-up, bulkhead, in-fill land to create a wider area between Harbor Park and the river all the way west to the bridge area. Phase 2 (for me) would be to develop west of Harbor Park with dense mixed-use buildings. Phase 3 would be for development near the train station.

 

Water front property availability is rare. A great opportunity here.

 

 

 

 

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Just a couple of questions, what would the bulk head look like? Will it rise above ground level? and if it does is it the intent to infill some or something.  Two, why is harbor being expanded? I know they said it was capable of expanding, but what would be the purpose?

No one ever talks about the green space next to harbor park, I'm sure its private property but I think it will be hella valuable one day. right now they have some low budget crap apartments there and an old home (last time I was in that area)

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