The locations open today as the first part of a larger plan to establish additional shelters across the city. Business owners opposed to the Chamberlayne Avenue site have maintained that the plan was rushed without adequate engagement.
The effort to extend Fairground Road in Goochland continues to move forward after the completion of a roundabout at its intersection with Sandy Hook Road.
The county has extended the expiration date of the Route 1 Revitalization Incentive Program for projects along the corridor between the city limit and Old Bermuda Hundred Road.
The 150-page document in the works since 2020 aims to balance development and preservation interests as a supplement to the citywide Richmond 300 plan.
According to the city, the signs couldn’t be turned on even if underway repair work was finished, due to a lingering permitting issue that remains unresolved.
The approvals are first steps in what councilmembers have described as a larger, long-term plan to increase capacity across the city with potentially a shelter in each of its nine magisterial districts.
The sentence for Shaun Lindsey, a former senior administrative technician with the department, is roughly half what her ex-boss received last week for his role in the three-year scheme that defrauded the city of over $600,000 in contracts.
The state-led study into the health system’s governance structure comes as a request to examine its $73 million project exit payment has been forwarded to the U.S. Department of Justice.
A neighborhood association told a city committee it would take legal action if council approves the proposal this Monday.
The former senior manager pled guilty in July to defrauding the city of over $600,000 in contracts. His wife also was sentenced Tuesday, while a second co-conspirator is to be sentenced next week.