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Thought you all would be interested in attending this virtual meeting where there will be a discussion on zonings for the West Broad Street corridor from I-195 and west. 
 

When: tomorrow evening, 20 Oct at 6:00 to 7:30pm

Where:  MS Teams

See link below:
 

https://www.rva.gov/planning-development-review/rezonings

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29 minutes ago, eandslee said:

Thought you all would be interested in attending this virtual meeting where there will be a discussion on zonings for the West Broad Street corridor from I-195 and west. 
 

When: tomorrow evening, 20 Oct at 6:00 to 7:30pm

Where:  MS Teams

See link below:
 

https://www.rva.gov/planning-development-review/rezonings

It's exciting to imagine what could happen in this part of the city if, in fact, it IS upzoned to TOD-1.

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2 minutes ago, rancenc said:

This actually is quite significant. Mondelez is what used to be the biscuit side of the Kraft empire when it was under Altria a number of years ago. When Kraft (several years before the merger with Heinz) split off the packaged food business from the old biscuit business (recall, Kraft owned Nabisco), Mondelez became the corporate name for that side of the business. Glad to see this kind of investment coming from them to RVA metro!

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Look at the very last words of the article posted below (The city is set to make a major economic announcement Friday. Details are limited, but it could bring thousands of new jobs.”).

 

Can’t wait to hear what this is all about. Hopefully, it’s something we don’t already know about!
 

 

https://www.nbc12.com/2021/12/16/richmonds-mayor-hopeful-good-economic-news-2022/

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34 minutes ago, eandslee said:

Look at the very last words of the article posted below (The city is set to make a major economic announcement Friday. Details are limited, but it could bring thousands of new jobs.”).

 

Can’t wait to hear what this is all about. Hopefully, it’s something we don’t already know about!
 

 

https://www.nbc12.com/2021/12/16/richmonds-mayor-hopeful-good-economic-news-2022/

They are supposed to issue the RFP for the Diamond District before the end of the year. Don't have much time left at this point...

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31 minutes ago, 123fakestreet said:

They are supposed to issue the RFP for the Diamond District before the end of the year. Don't have much time left at this point...

In the video they mention City Center and Diamond District (along with a few other smaller job creating objectives). I imagine today's announcement may be what we already know about City Center... as Diamond District would have had to have been quite the secret that none of us know about.

 

Who knows, could be another new company coming into RVA!

 

Note: eandslee posted the video in his edit - https://www.nbc12.com/2021/12/16/richmonds-mayor-hopeful-good-economic-news-2022/

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10 minutes ago, blopp1234 said:

Maybe this is the official costar announcement?

That was my first thought.  If we are talking about the possibility of bringing thousands of jobs to RVA, the CoStar announcement would do just that.  I also foresee the CoStar HQ even moving from DC to Richmond.  I guess we'll see.  Usually these announcements are made late morning time...say 1000 or 1100.  I'm waiting on pins and needles!

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https://richmondbizsense.com/2021/12/17/breaking-news-costar-announces-plans-for-massive-new-riverfront-office-complex/
 

I really hope they keep the height. Would be the state’s tallest building. There’s something off about the crown’s setbacks to me though. Looks weird from the riverfront view. They should lower that rear portion of the building, that’s currently the tallest part, and then raise the central portion so that it’s the tallest part of the skyscraper. It’d make the building look more cohesive and less lopsided. But honestly, I’ll take anything in Virginia over 500 feet…

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I wish the RPL website had more actual details about the plans. Nice rendering - it looks like a ground-up rebuild and expansion of the current building. Interesting piece on the architecturerichmond.com website about the current structure, built in 1972 by Baskervill & Son -- same firm that built the original 1930 Dooley Library on the Franklin Street site. The lobby of the old building was incorporated into the 1972 building. It'll be interesting to see how the new building handles this - if it keeps remnants/elements of the previous two structures. If the Dooley Wing is preserved in its current form (along with any elements of the current structure), then the RPL main building would actually have elements of three 'generations' of the main public library building(s) woven together. No one will ever confuse me with Ed Slipek - but for a rank amateur who doesn't follow these kinds of things much, that concept actually is pretty cool.

I'll be curious to know (hard to tell from the renderings of the new building) if height will be introduced (it does look like a floor is added) and how much of the overall block of Main/Franklin/1st/2nd is actually filled with the building.

Given all the other (particularly residential) construction both in Monroe Ward and in downtown overall, now does seem like a good time to update the main public library building. 

https://architecturerichmond.com/inventory/richmond-public-library-main-branch/

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