Rewatering the canal. Tunneling under the expressway. Closing Carytown to vehicles. Those are among the standout ideas and stats presented in the city’s draft master plan, which reaches the end of its public comment period Monday.
Restoring a roundabout near Southside Plaza, mixed-use development along Route 1 and a town center on Hull Street Road are among the ideas planners have for the city south of the river.
With development activity picking up on both sides of the freeway that effectively cut the historically Black neighborhood in half 80 years ago, Richmond planners are floating the idea of a bridge deck spanning the width of First and St. James streets.
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.
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.
The city now has new rules lined up to make short-term home rentals legal, while council also voted Monday night to declare one of the Navy Hill properties surplus, allowing for a formal RFP.
The draft Richmond 300 plan now envisions the new stadium to be built among mixed-use development on the west side of Hermitage Road in the area of the existing Sports Backers Stadium.
The county bought 353 acres to tack onto the tech and logistics park near Chester, with the hope it finds use as the site of manufacturing facilities.
As the city prepares to enter its next phase of reopening on Friday, Richmond businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and those damaged in the wake of recent protests downtown, are set to have more options for financial assistance in coming weeks.