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Old 08-10-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: The Beach
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It's come a LONG way, but i still try to avoid it at all costs. Traffic theres a pain in the ***. Maybe this light rail thing will help the downtown area out.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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What a beautiful picture!! Since DH works in downtown Norfolk - it isnt so bad . I do like all the events that go on by the waterfront and I love seeing the cruise ships.
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Here is a picture of what downtown used to be:
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/baseballgrayson/x9711l.gif (broken link)

In the '80s and '90s it turned into a huge craphole and now it's coming back up. I love the waterfront activities, various restaurants, macarthur center, and just really being in an urban envirnment

Here's some pictures of construction brought about solely because of light rail:

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You can see some light rail tracks being laid
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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nice pictures cityboi
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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I used to work downtown and walk to and from my flat. On Fridays I would get a steamed lobster at Waterside and chill out and plan my weekend. Downtown Norfolk holds fond memories. Outdoor concerts at Waterside.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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It's got it's good side. I live and work in downtown Norfolk (for the time being).

Some of the places on Granby aren't bad. Sometimes I get friends over and we walk down to places. Granby is dead on Saturday at noon though.

I don't see light rail helping traffic, I see it hurting it. The tracks are in the middle of the streets.

I've gone to a few of the events at town point park.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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When talking a bout the sewer systems, they suck. Use yesterday as evidence.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Norfolk is an old town. There will be sewer problems etc for years to come. They have to repair and replace as needed. Flooding has been an issue since the city was built - just one of the problems associated with living in a low lying area. All in all, I love the historic feel of the town.

My husband was stuck in Norfolk for hours until he could leave work - not a big deal, things happen.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC (Ballantyne/Charlotte in Sep)
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Norfolk is an old town. There will be sewer problems etc for years to come. They have to repair and replace as needed. Flooding has been an issue since the city was built - just one of the problems associated with living in a low lying area. All in all, I love the historic feel of the town.

My husband was stuck in Norfolk for hours until he could leave work - not a big deal, things happen.
Agreed and i heard from WAVY-TV that ya'll had a mess in Portsmouth as well.

Same thing happened in Louisville, KY (my prospective home) last week. Low-lying areas right next to the Ohio River plus 6 inches of rain created a mess in downtown and west Louisville.

Lesson learned, a whole mess of rain in a short amount of time = disaster.

On the night of the DC/MD/VA democratic primary last year, freezing rain made traffic even more of a mess here in Northern VA. On that night, it took me a hour and 40 minutes to go six miles. Some poor folks didnt even get home until midnight. VDOT handled that situation poorly along with this situation. With their recent layoffs this may get worse.
Heavy storms move through | WAVY.com | Weather
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