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Peninsula Town Center may not have the high-rise buildings that Virginia Beach has, but there is a depth to it that simply can't be beat. When you're in it it feels like an actual fully-fledged walkable downtown. That's something that Virginia Beach still lacks, though I'm hoping once Columbus village starts building up it will gain.

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Hopefully, SPQ goes closer to the Hampton Town Center route. With MacArthur's future up in the air, I still wonder if they'll go the same route as Coliseum Mall.

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“I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily gaming fever, but the thinking among at least I think our council is that if there is going to be two casino gaming places in Hampton Roads, at least one should be on the Peninsula,” said Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck.

That's a fair argument, with the tunnels and all. It would be about a half-hour drive. Only problem I see is that it cuts into people coming from Richmond. Then again, Norfolk could simply get people from the Carolinas and South...

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5 hours ago, BFG said:

“I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily gaming fever, but the thinking among at least I think our council is that if there is going to be two casino gaming places in Hampton Roads, at least one should be on the Peninsula,” said Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck.

That's a fair argument, with the tunnels and all. It would be about a half-hour drive. Only problem I see is that it cuts into people coming from Richmond. Then again, Norfolk could simply get people from the Carolinas and South...

Don’t they already have horse race betting on the peninsula?

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15 minutes ago, vdogg said:

Don’t they already have horse race betting on the peninsula?

Yup. Article mentions it opened today. 

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With Hampton’s quest to redevelop open land, the biggest challenge is getting to the starting gate - Daily Press

The article summarizes redevelopment sites around the city. The WVS development in Downtown has been delayed due to an unexpected waterline but is planned to begin early next year with a $35 million, 215-unit multifamily project. 

There’s a 7-acre site near the Coliseum that the article states the city hoping will attract another hotel but it could be the site eyed for a future casino as its within the area described previously. 

The importance of site readiness is also discussed. The city is working to get potential economic development sites closer to tier 5/shovel ready status and is looking to potentially partner with other localities to share costs/revenue. This is an idea that I’ve heard with increasing frequency from leaders throughout the region for projects ranging from industrial parks to a new arena. Chesapeake even recently voted to join the Eastern Virginia Regional Industrial Facilty Authority, which is a vehicle for these types of regional investments.  The Authority was formed late last year by Peninsula municipalities and has now been joined by Isle of Wight and Chesapeake. The first project is in the planning stages and is for a drone testing facility in York County. 

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On 11/19/2019 at 2:42 AM, 23320 said:

With Hampton’s quest to redevelop open land, the biggest challenge is getting to the starting gate - Daily Press

The article summarizes redevelopment sites around the city. The WVS development in Downtown has been delayed due to an unexpected waterline but is planned to begin early next year with a $35 million, 215-unit multifamily project. 

There’s a 7-acre site near the Coliseum that the article states the city hoping will attract another hotel but it could be the site eyed for a future casino as its within the area described previously. 

The importance of site readiness is also discussed. The city is working to get potential economic development sites closer to tier 5/shovel ready status and is looking to potentially partner with other localities to share costs/revenue. This is an idea that I’ve heard with increasing frequency from leaders throughout the region for projects ranging from industrial parks to a new arena. Chesapeake even recently voted to join the Eastern Virginia Regional Industrial Facilty Authority, which is a vehicle for these types of regional investments.  The Authority was formed late last year by Peninsula municipalities and has now been joined by Isle of Wight and Chesapeake. The first project is in the planning stages and is for a drone testing facility in York County. 

If the region could have done more cost sharing in the past, we would have grander versions of what we currantly have. Our arenas, hotels, convention centers, ect would have attracted more prestigious events. Maby our region would have been famous for one of its events, rather than hosting mediocre knock offs. People in leadership dont seem to realize that whats good for one city, is good for the whole region.

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