U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Hampton Roads area
 [Register]
Hampton Roads area Chesapeake - Hampton - Newport News - Norfolk - Portsmouth - Suffolk - Virginia Beach
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-10-2014, 05:05 AM
 
1,210 posts, read 2,328,913 times
Reputation: 1188

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spazkat9696 View Post
I thought for sure they'd tear the school down. I was in it, for work, a few years ago and it was in horrible condition.
I went to that school back when it was some kind of middle school with just 6th and 7th grade, I think it is cool that they are gonna gut it, leave the shell, and put apartments inside... that is a prime spot aside from the traffic noise. It is really just a stones throw from Town Center if you head up Witchduck, close to the Newtown rail station, close to multiple highway on ramps, near all of the schools, and right down the street from the golf course and rec center. They have torn down so many of the historic buildings in that area that is one of the few left. They had some serious rat problems there before they finally closed it and moved the magnet school but I think the facade looks fine and can be salvaged.

I like the idea of a little downtown Kempsville with the park, bike/walking paths, old timey looking shops, and a kayak launch so I don't have to go all the way down to Carolanne Farms. Redoing that intersection has already changed the sight lines quite a bit and should help to ease traffic.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-10-2014, 05:08 AM
 
1,210 posts, read 2,328,913 times
Reputation: 1188
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenfiveseven View Post
This could be another topic, but I grew up in Green Run and the area that is described in the original post I have always considered as Salem. Green Run to me is all the neighborhoods on each side of Lynnhaven Parkway with Holland Rd and Princess Anne Rd being the borders. Kempsville is the other area being redeveloped that is shown a couple of post above.
Definitely, I would call that Salem as well. Green run basically stops at Princess Anne and is right across the street from there and Kempsville kind of ends at South Plaza, Bellamy Woods, and Salem Rd. I think most anyone that grew up here would basically agree with your boundaries... kind of a minor thing but interesting.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-10-2014, 07:42 AM
 
1,210 posts, read 2,328,913 times
Reputation: 1188
I was doing a little digging and found this article which talks about that building and has some cool old photos of it. Check it out.

A History of Woodstock, Virginia Beach, VA: Before There Was Kemps Landing School



Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-10-2014, 02:43 PM
 
5,915 posts, read 8,805,037 times
Reputation: 6487
Quote:
Originally Posted by UHgrad View Post
I went to that school back when it was some kind of middle school with just 6th and 7th grade, I think it is cool that they are gonna gut it, leave the shell, and put apartments inside... that is a prime spot aside from the traffic noise. It is really just a stones throw from Town Center if you head up Witchduck, close to the Newtown rail station, close to multiple highway on ramps, near all of the schools, and right down the street from the golf course and rec center. They have torn down so many of the historic buildings in that area that is one of the few left. They had some serious rat problems there before they finally closed it and moved the magnet school but I think the facade looks fine and can be salvaged.

I like the idea of a little downtown Kempsville with the park, bike/walking paths, old timey looking shops, and a kayak launch so I don't have to go all the way down to Carolanne Farms. Redoing that intersection has already changed the sight lines quite a bit and should help to ease traffic.
When I was there the building was being used by SECEP before renaissance academy opened. Let's just say the building was not respected by the kids.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-16-2014, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
6,503 posts, read 6,705,069 times
Reputation: 3723
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindsey1151 View Post
The reason why apartments and stores are getting built really fast is because the population is growing! Alot of people from the north east like me move down to the south like Virginia Beach VA and the military! Maybe in like 10 or 20 years Virginia Beach may be like NYC! You still have pungo and south Virginia Beach though!
Nah the city has a 50 year plan where the entirety of VB is developed. It is not just a Northern thing. But I do think the Northern end of both VB and Chesapeake will always be the urban core of their respective cities.

As far as NYC, perhaps, in another 150 years. Unless we have an overnight explosion of population like NYC did in the latter and earlier parts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries I doubt you'll have to worry about that happening here. Even then the soil cannot sustain NYC type infrastructure, so you'll get a mid-rise jungle, if anything.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-17-2014, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
3,032 posts, read 4,077,643 times
Reputation: 4408
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenfiveseven View Post
Back on topic, both projects look interesting I'm just hoping we get some different shops, entertainment venues, and places to eat. I don't care if they are chain or not but please let's try some new things. Also, does anybody have any word on what is going to happen with the old Ames building on Virginia Beach Blvd? I have heard that Wal-Mart is looking to build there and I hope that is not true. I shop Wal-Mart but we already have 4 in this city alone and they are desperate to move into Town Center too.
I think I saw a sign this weekend saying that area will become a super huge OneLife Fitness.

wonder what will happen to the one at Rosemont.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Hampton Roads area
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:20 PM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top