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Empty buildings at Virginia Beach Oceanfront will become a brewery, store and restaurant -VP

This week, 17th Street Properties LLC began renovating the 19,000-square-foot space to turn it into a shopping center with a brewery, a national retailer and a restaurant. Some of the businesses could open by summer, Horan said.”

This is the redevelopment behind 17th St Surf Shop. The article states American Brew will occupy one of the spaces. 

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This would be a good time for an alternative weekly paper to move in and become the local press.

Apartments=year round residents year round residents=retail demand year long, year round amenities demand There fore less low quality touristy shops on the beachfront

Site plans have been filed for two different mixed use proposals by McLeskey & Associates. The first is for a site on the south side of Rudee Inlet at the foot of the bridge. It calls for a h

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Happy that the property is being redeveloped, but man that rendering can’t get anymore bland. You’d think for something in the ViBe creative district they would have tried to design something a bit more....creative.

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Plan to redevelop area near Thalia Elementary met with resistance - WVEC

Complete redevelopment of Willis Furniture site - surprised since they rebuilt the smaller space they’re in now a couple of years ago.  First floor is retail/parking with 4 floors of apartments above.  Of course there are the (literal) NIMBYs but I suspect the townhomes will be 3 stories and there’s a pretty significant gap provided by the parking lot and tree cover along the property line. It won’t impact them nearly as much as they think it will. Article states it will go before planning in January.

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While I do like the plan, I can see where some of the opposition comes from. This will dramatically increase traffic at the light at Thalia and VB which already isn't great. Other than that, they really don't have much to really complain about other than their elementary will be more in line with other schools in VB when it comes to class size. 

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Horrible, unacceptable, building placement. Both buildings need to be moved closer to the road with parking in the back. There's zero reason for this not to front the main road, I don't understand the misuse of this property in such a fashion. A small parking garage and some additional retail would do wonders for that piece of land. I actually hope this doesn't go through, because we can do much better than that.

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Took a look at Venture Realty's website. I can see why this piece of horse squeeze looks like a retail shopping center. They have completed way more suburban retail projects vs. urban multi-family to include Wal-Marts, Targets and Home Depots. This is why "Building 1" looks like a Wal-Mart anchor and "Building 2" looks like smaller retail outparcels surrounded by a parking lot.

I hope the city does not approve this mess. I pray that someone within the city has an urban planning bone in their body. Or please get in a car and go visit a city up north for inspiration.  

 

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Anyone know what that unique-looking building being build on the Boulevard in Virginia Beach is?  I think it's not too far from the Hayne's furniture, although on the opposite side of the road.  I haven't been able to snap a picture, but it's definitely an unusual-looking building.

 

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On 12/23/2019 at 2:31 PM, BFG said:

Looks like a Rooms To Go furniture store. They have one in NN that looks similar. 

 

On 12/23/2019 at 3:35 PM, Urbanlooker said:

I just drove by it earlier, its got to be a Rooms to Go that's exactly how they all  look. 

Thanks for the feedback!  I guess I'm not familiar with their look...

 

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Quick summery: 

  • 4 star, 12 story hotel and conference center
  •  3 star, 13 story hotel
  •  13 story apt building
  •  9 story condo/hotel
  •  Public space would encompass about half of the loop and would include sculptures, a basketball court, amenities for surfers and cyclists, a stage, a fishing area, and a park with a water feature.
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13 hours ago, Virginia City said:

Quick summery: 

  • 4 star, 12 story hotel and conference center
  •  3 star, 13 story hotel
  •  13 story apt building
  •  9 story condo/hotel
  •  Public space would encompass about half of the loop and would include sculptures, a basketball court, amenities for surfers and cyclists, a stage, a fishing area, and a park with a water feature.

Now this is more like it for that area.

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I'd like to think that Rudee being the more upscale part of the Strip, we'll get some sleek architecture here, with more glass than concrete. 

What are the chances we could see more stuff like this filling in parts of Pacific Ave, closer to the surf park?

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Bruce wants to model Rudee Loop after The Wharf in DC. Having spent some time there last summer, it's definitely a worthy project to emulate.

https://www.pilotonline.com/business/consumer/vp-nw-rudee-loop-0123-20200122-mu3nt2djxvgitieapetoe7fowi-story.html?outputType=amp&utm_source=kw&kwp_0=1553939&kwp_4=4660753&kwp_1=1975146&__twitter_impression=true

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1 hour ago, BeagleAccountant said:

Bruce wants to model Rudee Loop after The Wharf in DC. Having spent some time there last summer, it's definitely a worthy project to emulate.

https://www.pilotonline.com/business/consumer/vp-nw-rudee-loop-0123-20200122-mu3nt2djxvgitieapetoe7fowi-story.html?outputType=amp&utm_source=kw&kwp_0=1553939&kwp_4=4660753&kwp_1=1975146&__twitter_impression=true

I just looked over some pictures. That would look great down there. 

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Site plans have been filed for two different mixed use proposals by McLeskey & Associates.

The first is for a site on the south side of Rudee Inlet at the foot of the bridge. It calls for a hotel, apartments, restaurant & marina.

The other is at General Booth & Dam Neck, behind IHOP & Chick Fil A. It calls for a mix of retail, office & apartments. 

Also lots of demo activity at the Oceanfront, with permits to tear down Baymont, Neptune Park, & Belvedere Hotels (the latter two being completed). Additionally preliminary plans were filed for the Embassy Suites for the final Cavalier  redevelopment project. Potential for 4 new hotels, as well as the 27th St apartments, in 2021. 

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