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WPA Architects has an item up for discussion on the upcoming ARB docket listed simply as “The Railyard Development”. No further info at this time, but there are only a few places where that title makes sense. I’m guessing this is related to redevelopment in the Ghent 21st street area.

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“The project is, however, designed to be fully walkable once visitors have parked."   So is a Walmart. 

A seafood market is desperately needed in Norfolk, and although I think it would've gone better at Waterside, it would fit in with the warehouse feel here. I'd also add a Farmer's Market component.

The buildings fronting Hampton Blvd (from the railroad to 25th St) are already there and are being repurposed. 

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11 hours ago, vdogg said:

WPA Architects has an item up for discussion on the upcoming ARB docket listed simply as “The Railyard Development”. No further info at this time, but there are only a few places where that title makes sense. I’m guessing this is related to redevelopment in the Ghent 21st street area.

Railyard at Lambert's Point

Retail redevelopment along Hampton adjacent to the railroad tracks. Seems like it’s a rebranding of what was originally proposed. I think Earthfare was the grocer? Not sure if they’re still a part of it. 

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This is right after your pass under the bridge on the left when heading towards ODU. You turn right at the end of 21 st street and this is about a block away. I like the general concept but wish it were denser and more integrated with the street.

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Is this a continuation of the concept they proposed a few years ago? That one had a grocery store attached as well, but the plans fell through. I think it would be a great location for a Lidl or Aldi.

Bold Mariner Brewery moved from that area a couple weeks ago, so I imagine that allows for additional development space.

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On 7/6/2019 at 7:20 PM, 23320 said:

Railyard at Lambert's Point

Retail redevelopment along Hampton adjacent to the railroad tracks. Seems like it’s a rebranding of what was originally proposed. I think Earthfare was the grocer? Not sure if they’re still a part of it. 

They are on the docket of city planning's August 22nd public hearing for a change of zoning request (application at the following link).

https://www.norfolk.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/5168?fileID=10078

This looks like a fantastic development for Lambert's Point, West Ghent, ODU and all of West Norfolk. 

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This is really exciting news. I can't see Norfolk turning this down. It complements the nightlife of Ghent very well, and even though this isn't in neither neighborhood, I think it could eventually bridge the gap between Ghent and Park Place.

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8 hours ago, ronsmytheiii said:

Three Notch'd is a pretty good brewery, they started in Charlottesville and really stood out in a town full of great local beer. I highly recommend trying it out when they open.

 

https://threenotchdbrewing.com/

Their brewery and restaurant in Charlottesville is fantastic and well worth a visit. 

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6 hours ago, BeagleAccountant said:

ipConfigure wants to redevelop the old Linde Gas factory in Lambert's Point into offices. This property is adjacent to the proposed Railyard development.

https://pilotonline.com/business/article_ea5d7d28-b91d-11e9-8d5b-efc372238679.html

Are there any details as to the scope of this which can be shared with those of us who are at the paywall?

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I noticed there were quite a few applications that have gone through or are scheduled for the ARB  that had not been posted yet. All projects are in or close to the Railroad District. So pardon the data dump as I try to capture them all.

First is 2202 Llewellyn Ave. This is on the Ghent side of the tracks, where Guys Upholstery and Decorum's Clearance Center was once located. They are applying to make this mixed use.

The application can be found at the following link;

https://www.norfolk.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/5215?fileID=10183

 

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The next development is a big one in that includes 4 buildings. The former Old Dominion Peanut Company buildings are being renovated into apartments and what they're calling Peanut Factory Flats;

There are multiple applications for the project.

2301 Omohundro Ave.:

https://www.norfolk.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/5215?fileID=10180

226 W 24th Street:

https://www.norfolk.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/5215?fileID=10184

217 W. 25TH Street:

https://www.norfolk.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/5215?fileID=10181

 

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The next project is the Chenman Lofts in the Railroad District, the former scrap metal and steel business. 

There are multiple applications for this project as well.

619 W 24th Street: https//www.norfolk.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/5213?fileID=10174

629 W 24th Street:

https://www.norfolk.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/5213?fileID=10173

624 W 23rd Street:

https://www.norfolk.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/5213?fileID=10173

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On 8/8/2019 at 1:17 PM, BeagleAccountant said:

ipConfigure wants to redevelop the old Linde Gas factory in Lambert's Point into offices. This property is adjacent to the proposed Railyard development.

https://pilotonline.com/business/article_ea5d7d28-b91d-11e9-8d5b-efc372238679.html

https://wparch.com/ipconfigure/ - looks like WPA is involved with the ipConfigure site. Interested to see if and how they will integrate the Elizabeth River Trail into this property and the "Railyard"

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https://www.pilotonline.com/government/local/vp-nw-norfolk-railyard-lamberts-point-20190916-a4dv7vhfz5bibp5npdl745iqlu-story.html

Seems like the project may have grown in scope:

"Meredith and company still aren’t talking about who the eventual tenants will be. They expect between 20 and 30. Since they’ve gotten a favorable recommendation from Norfolk’s planning commission, next hurdle for the project is getting City Council approval at a meeting on Sept. 24. If the company gets the go ahead, the group has said they expect to break ground early in 2020 and have many of the tenants opening their doors early in 2021."

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