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.
Sidewalks and parking spots have become the new impromptu patios for local restaurants as they’ve begun to reopen to sit-down customers.
A proposed surplus designation that’s needed before Richmond City Council can entertain new development proposals for properties once tied to Navy Hill will have to wait at least another two weeks. Council on Monday delayed consideration of the designation until its next regular meeting on June 22, by which time the city expects to receive… Read more »
As the pandemic’s impact on food and beverage businesses begins to be reflected in the city’s meals tax receipts, Richmond City Council is pushing for a new grant program to provide further financial assistance to restaurants specifically.
On the heels of launching an email-based system for development plans, the county has another new tool aimed in part at developers and businesses.
The new phase allows restaurants, gyms and some recreational and entertainment venues such as zoos and museums to reopen their indoors spaces to the public, within certain limitations.
Main commercial corridors in the city that had just begun to reopen in the face of coronavirus are closed once again, as long stretches of downtown east of Arthur Ashe Boulevard are now boarded up as they ride out the wave of protests spurred by the death of George Floyd.