New leaders, old problems at city permit center


“I’m not going to say it’s going to happen by the end of the year, because I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep. But we are keenly aware of what we need to do to turn the ship in the right direction,” said the city’s Sharon Ebert.

The Agenda: Local government briefs for 10.28.19

Carvana delivery

Carvana secures approval for a planned distribution facility in Chester, Goochland selects a local contractor to finish out its new animal shelter, and City Council revises its work session schedule to review the proposed Navy Hill project.

Decision on 2nd Dominion tower looms large over Navy Hill project


Dominion Energy’s apparent indecision on whether it will build a second downtown office tower to replace the one it plans to raze early next year could significantly impact the proposed Navy Hill development that its CEO is spearheading, potentially determining how much city tax revenue would go toward paying for a new arena – and how long it might take to pay down debt on the venue.

Council to meet tonight on proposed Navy Hill arena referendum

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Less than two weeks after a hastily called announcement that the proposed Navy Hill development was ready for public review, Richmond City Council is set to meet tonight in the second of two last-minute meetings to decide whether to put the $1.5 billion project’s financials to voters in a referendum in November.