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Old 12-13-2017, 12:40 AM
 
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It is supposedly tied up with the state DoH awaiting a highway access permit. In our state, money talks politically and it is likely opponents who wish to restrict competition reached the right people to tie the thing up in the permit process.
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:32 PM
 
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According to "James," a caller on yesterdays WAJR morning talk show, the VFW project developers have decided to back out. If this is the case, I wonder if that street corner will ever be redeveloped?
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:55 PM
 
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According to "James," a caller on yesterdays WAJR morning talk show, the VFW project developers have decided to back out. If this is the case, I wonder if that street corner will ever be redeveloped?
If this is true, it is a real shame. I smell a rat here. The only holdup was a highway access permit. My very strong hunch ... political interference in our corrupt state government.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:51 AM
 
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If this is true, it is a real shame. I smell a rat here. The only holdup was a highway access permit. My very strong hunch ... political interference in our corrupt state government.
And this is one of the biggest reasons that WV will never be any more that a relative 3rd world state (relative to most others)

The powers that be are fine with Morgantown continuing to become (more) of a dump as long as their pockets are lined.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:22 AM
 
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That's probably James the landlord . He know what's up .
To think what we could have had at this corner and where Vic's Towing is located compared to what we have now .
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:20 PM
 
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That's probably James the landlord . He know what's up .
To think what we could have had at this corner and where Vic's Towing is located compared to what we have now .
Come on Ron. Vic's is a WONDERFUL addition to the downtown Morgantown Utopian landscape.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:25 AM
 
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I am involved in student housing rentals and have friends that focus on non-student housing rentals (none of them the big boys of Morgantown), but I wonder if the VFW project fell through due to an over saturation of units in Morgantown.

Some of the buildings are sitting at 50% occupancy.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Ohio via WV
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I am involved in student housing rentals and have friends that focus on non-student housing rentals (none of them the big boys of Morgantown), but I wonder if the VFW project fell through due to an over saturation of units in Morgantown.

Some of the buildings are sitting at 50% occupancy.
I believe this more than anything above. Morgantown is way overbuilt at the moment
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:15 AM
 
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I believe this more than anything above. Morgantown is way overbuilt at the moment
I'd agree on certain things, but my fiancé and I are looking for a town house to rent right now and it is insanely hard to find one that isn't over $1200 or looks like it is about to collapse. Hopefully if there is over saturation in student rentals, some of the neighborhoods now flooded with rental units start returning to single family housing and some of the more rundown properties are torn down to be rebuilt with nicer buildings so they can better compete and finally I would love to see (never going to happen) rental prices go down.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:45 AM
 
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the city definitely needs more affordable housing for young adults not college students. I think the college housing will balance out soon but Morgantown has a serious problem with affordable housing. A reasonably priced housing complex of either homes,town homes or apartments would be full before they opened. they are probably going to have to be built out of city limits to be kept affordable which is sad and something the city needs to address. i'm glad to see more elderly housing being built but Morgantown and West Virginia are woefully behind everywhere else.
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