“It was creating confusion and almost more issues than it was worth,” co-owner Matt McDonald said of the pop-up patios.
George Emerson and Phil Roper want to expand a project at the former Moore’s Lake retreat site, and Lingerfelt Development is planning an apartment complex near Tyler Community College.
VUU tower signage and Richmond’s “City Center” plan are on the Planning Commission’s agenda. Multifamily developments are proposed in Chester and advance in Henrico.
“It’s a beautiful idea, and it would be dope if we had the space, but we don’t have the space,” said deli owner Al Muhammad, who’s led an effort opposing the parklet to preserve parking along the boulevard.
Better Housing Coalition is seeking rezoning for 112 apartments and 28 for-sale townhomes off Dabbs House Road.
The Board of Supervisors OK’d both massive developments with minimal comment after no opposition from the public in related hearings.
Richmond’s master plan calls for the 67-acre, largely city-owned assemblage along Arthur Ashe Boulevard to have a mix of uses.
Mayor Levar Stoney’s top administrator appointment is up for a City Council vote, GreenCity and Innsbrook rezoning votes are on deck in Henrico, and a 65-lot subdivision is OK’d in Gooclhland.
The dual NHL-sized rinks would be the main feature of the 100,000-square-foot sports-and-entertainment venue that would occupy the northeast corner of the site.
The move coincides with recent removals of curb extensions, or bump-outs, that the city installed along Brookland Park Boulevard last year.