A downtown marketing group wants a Black Lives Matter street mural painted near the State Capitol, a planned restoration of a historic Black cemetery gets a local funding boost, and a $17 million commercial greenhouse project is planned at West Creek.
Multiple localities roll out new grant programs for businesses, New Kent supervisors consider a retail development in Bottoms Bridge, and an intersection enhancement project in Jackson Ward is awarded grant funding.
City planners mull changes to a business zoning district, Richmond allows disaster loan recipients to convert their loans to grants, and Hanover extends the deadline for its small business grant program.
Hundreds of acres are involved in proposed changes to an enterprise zone involving two localities, Petersburg pads its coffers with fund balance gains, and Richmond takes some time on a proposed name change for Jeff Davis Highway.
Business assistance programs roll out in Ashland and Hanover County, a Hanover mine is switching operators, and Chesterfield plans how it will allocate more than $20 million in remaining CARES Act funding.
Two mixed-use projects near Short Pump are delayed review for a month, a mosque in Lakeside swaps land with Henrico, a Hanover school adds solar panels, and Richmond appoints a public safety reform taskforce.
Richmond gets its third police chief in as many weeks, two area governments weigh civilian review boards for their police departments, Henrico’s police chief takes retirement, and City Council members discuss police reforms and monument removals this week.
The state’s Phase Three reopening guidelines take effect this week, Richmond City Council talks police reform and monument removal, Powhatan taps a former Henrico official as its next county administrator, and a new round of business assistance grants roll out in Chesterfield.
Richmond’s mayor dismisses his police chief, two localities weigh details regarding short-term home rental rules, and hundreds of homes are proposed between two projects in Hanover.
Area governments roll out more financial help for businesses, a height extension request for a flagpole that has previously displayed a Confederate flag is up for review in Chesterfield, a Confederate-named rec center is renamed in Henrico and a similar change is proposed for Richmond’s Lee Bridge.