Ned Oliver
May 24, 2023 - Sports

Dan Snyder pitched an Elon Musk tunnel to ease traffic to a Virginia stadium

Musk's Vegas Loop. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Remember last year when The Commanders floated a new stadium in Prince William County along I-95?

  • And lots of people pointed out traffic in the area is already a disaster?

The latest: Well, it turns out outgoing team owner Dan Snyder was privately floating a solution: A really long tunnel built by Elon Musk's Boring Company.

Karri Peifer
May 24, 2023 - Business

Richmond agrees to $30 million deal for a new riverfront amphitheater

A rendering of the proposed amphitheater. Image: Courtesy of Richmond Amphitheater LLC

Richmonders are one step closer to seeing live music in a 7,500-seat amphitheater overlooking the river.

Driving the news: The city is partnering with Coran Capshaw, a Charlottesville music executive who manages Dave Matthews Band and Phish, to build the Richmond Amphitheater on a 4-acre site owned by NewMarket Corp near Tredegar Iron Works.

Ned Oliver
May 15, 2023 - News

VCU's big new arts building gets green light

Rendering: Courtesy of VCU

VCU is plowing ahead with a new landmark building on the corner of Broad and Belvidere despite a growing price tag.

What's happening: The Board of Visitors voted Friday to advance the project, approving a $253 million budget.

Ned Oliver
May 9, 2023 - Development

City Council approves Diamond District deal

A rendering of the planned Diamond District development with the first phase outlined in red. Photo: Courtesy of City of Richmond (area highlighted by Axios)

City council members unanimously approved the largest development deal in the city's history last night.

What's happening: The plan to redevelop 67 acres of land around the Diamond and build a new baseball stadium is a go.

Ned Oliver
Apr 27, 2023 - Development

Richmond City Council blocks affordable housing project

Illustration of Richmond City Hall with lines radiating from it.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Richmond City Council said no thanks to a local nonprofit’s plan to construct modular homes in South Richmond.

Why it matters: The council just voted to declare an affordable housing crisis, so the vote is raising some eyebrows.


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