With city zoning in and around Scott’s Addition recently updated to accommodate denser development, Richmond planners now are shifting their attention to another district along the bus rapid transit corridor that’s largely driving the changes.
Henrico homing in on Route 5 study amid concerns along corridor
As development interest south of the city has some property owners along Route 5 fearing the future, Henrico County planners are pushing a plan they say would lay the groundwork for protecting and preserving the distinctly rural corridor.
State approves historic district proposals for Blackwell, Manchester
Four months after an initial proposal aroused local controversy, a revised plan to give historic designation to hundreds of Manchester-area properties has received the endorsement of state regulators.
UR law grads’ startup looks to foster lobbying for the rest of us
Two UR law graduates have launched a new online platform and app that allows people to pool their money and hire lobbyists for issues they care about.
In change of course, Henrico plans two new $80M schools
With a land deal in place and additional funds committed, Henrico County is moving forward with a plan to replace two of its oldest high schools on both ends of the county by fall 2021 – simultaneously.
Blackwell historic district proposal delayed again
A proposal to give historic designation to more Manchester-area properties won’t be heard for another month, as state regulators say they need the additional time to refine it and correct a public notification error.
Pulse line business assistance funds to be divvied among neighborhood groups
With Richmond’s new bus rapid transit system up and running after two years of construction, an effort to help businesses impacted by the project is progressing –with a different approach than initially planned.
Hanover shuffles county offices after $7.6M building renovation
The first of two planned building conversions at the Hanover County government complex has created new office space for the county’s financial departments.
City building commissioner out; interim replacement named
A leadership shake-up at Richmond’s building inspections and permitting office has led to the appointment of an interim building commissioner who is already familiar with the role.
DHR, city council members continue Manchester historic district debate
An enhanced outreach effort on a proposed historic district expansion in Manchester continued Wednesday with a meeting between state officials and the three Richmond City Council members whose districts are involved. About two dozen people attended the meeting between staff with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the City Council’s Parker Agelasto, Ellen Robertson… Read more »