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Re: “Next Life

Deep setbacks with big front yards are great in the suburbs. Not so much in urban design, where a connection with the street and neighbors should be preserved.

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Posted by billchapmanent on 08/23/2013 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Final Maneuver

160,000 SF for $6M? Are the classrooms in grass huts? ;)

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Posted by billchapmanent on 06/25/2013 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Activists Take Ballpark Protest to the Ballpark

From 2005: Over the last year, Sacred Ground, ACORN and CORD began collaborating to create an alternative plan for Shockoe Bottom. Kim Chen, who has been working with Dotts to put Richmonds slave market on the National Historical Registry, formed CORD with Lee Buffington after learning about Global Developments plans.
Buffington and Chen said their goal in developing the alternative plan was to integrate an acknowledgement of the areas history with a means of helping to create new small businesses and residences that are appropriate for the neighborhood.
CORDs plan would construct mixed-use residential, office and retail space, including an inn, a movie house and a school of green building and renovation. It would also improve walkways that connect Shockoe Bottom to a nearby pedestrian path along the citys riverfront and to adjacent downtown districts. The plan also features a genealogical center, a guided slave trail, a recreation of Lumpkins jail, a site for the Winfree slave cottage, and, at the slave burial ground, an amphitheater, green space and a reflective.

Style-can you get us an update on this plan?

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Posted by billchapmanent on 06/04/2013 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Wanted: Someone to Fix the Farmers’ Market

Allowing a tenant to sell bananas in its most visible location at 17th and Main for over a decade speaks volumes about the market's authenticity and management. Conditions will improve when the reigns are turned over to the private sector and tenant selection is based on merit.

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Posted by billchapmanent on 10/09/2012 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Redskins to Boost Richmond Economy by $8.5 Million? Not Really

The story may have merit, but its hard to take it seriously with the primary source being a professor from a little known 1,500 student liberal arts college with a national rank of #100. Does he call himself a Sports Economist?

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Posted by billchapmanent on 09/22/2012 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Carytown Fresh Market Says No to Food Stamps

The point should be moot. Government shouldn't allow food stamp usage at high end specialty grocers.

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Posted by billchapmanent on 09/18/2012 at 10:51 PM

Re: “2015 to Bring Confederates, Cyclists, Scientists to Richmond

Awesome...if we can bring in the Bronies and the Furries for same weekend, we'll be the most interesting place on Earth.

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Posted by billchapmanent on 07/31/2012 at 10:39 PM

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