“City Hall is 19 stories tall. Can you imagine that next to the Fan? It just doesn’t make any sense,” said a West Grace Street resident.
West Creek is eyed for a 335-unit apartment complex, city-initiated rezonings and a renaming of Jefferson Davis Highway are on the City Council’s agenda, and a downtown nonprofit withdraws its proposal for a Black Lives Matter street mural.
A so-called “pre-final” version of the Richmond 300 plan that was released in draft form earlier this year is to be presented to the Planning Commission at its regular meeting today.
A second phase of apartments in the Boulders is up for a vote in Chesterfield, a multiuse development in Hanover is deferred again, Petersburg breaks ground on a park-and-ride facility and Richmond projects a larger fiscal-year surplus.
The center had operated at an existing county-owned building since March, but delayed its formal opening due to health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.
New York-based Aurelie Capital is planning to redevelop 16 acres at 2314 Hungary Road, where the 56-year-old Laurel Park Shopping Center currently stands.
The City Council considers a grant for a local cidery facility and holds off on rezoning proposed along the Pulse, a former Loudon County official is Goochland’s new county administrator, new voter registrar offices open in Goochland and Richmond, and Henrico names its new aquatics center for a longtime supervisor.
The projects include a new 90-unit condo development from HHHunt near an entrance to Twin Hickory and industrial project on from Sauer on 226 acres in Varina.
Proposed zoning changes to allow denser development in the area across Broad Street from the Fan are moving forward despite opposition from neighbors that has been lingering for months.
With unemployment assistance waning and state and federal eviction bans expiring or in flux, September is shaping up to be a bellwether of what’s to come for area renters and apartment managers alike as the economic strain of the pandemic drags on.