Another Richmond Circuit Court judge has taken himself off one of the lawsuits seeking to stop the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue – and this time it’s the judge who lives in the neighborhood.
As the Stonewall Jackson Monument came down from its pedestal for the first time in more than 100 years on Wednesday, a newly formed nonprofit initiative was working behind the scenes to help cover the cost of the removal.
The company has taken over 20,000 square feet in a redeveloped building on Belleville Street. It’s one of the bigger office deals in the neighborhood in recent memory.
A combined six local judges have recused themselves from two lawsuits filed this month seeking to halt the removal of the Robert E. Lee Monument on Monument Avenue. One of the two remaining judges lives in the neighborhood.
The $4 million redevelopment of the St. Luke Building, which housed the bank and other businesses of the pioneering entrepreneur and activist, is complete.
As the public weighs in on what they want to see developed on city-owned properties around the Richmond Coliseum, city administrators are moving forward with a process to consider a recent proposal from a developer for one of those properties.
Six months after receiving an initial thumbs down from the county, a reworked version of a hotel-anchored development that would bring hundreds of new homes and other uses to central Chesterfield has secured the approval of county supervisors.
A recurring collaboration between two Richmond development firms is bearing fruit in the form of three residential projects targeting low-income renters that are taking shape in different parts of the city.
After getting several glances from developers over the years, the century-old hotel, which last operated in 1969, appears to be on track for a modern-day revival.
“In light of what’s happening in the hospitality industry, we pivoted to apartments,” Norman Jemal said. “The building is a very well-built building that fortunately works very well for both a hotel or apartments.”