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City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter Open January 21–23

The Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will openTuesday, January 21, Wednesday, January 22, and Thursday, January 23, 2020 as temperatures are forecast to remain at or below 40 degrees.

The location is the “Annie Giles Community Resource Center, formerly The Conrad Center”, 1400 Oliver Hill Way. The Cold Weather Overflow Shelter hours of operation are 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.

REGISTRATION TIME IS FROM 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The location is the “Annie Giles Community Resource Center, formerly The Conrad Center”, 1400 Oliver Hill Way. The Cold Weather Overflow Shelter hours of operation are 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.

REGISTRATION TIME IS FROM 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Single adults needing overnight shelter are to call the Homeless Crisis Line at (804) 972-0813 for a referral to the appropriate shelter. Single adults residing in the City of Richmond who are not eligible for existing shelter or are advised that all available beds have been filled, should report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities (809 Oliver Hill Way, Richmond, V…

Marshall Plaza Building Closed

The Marshall Plaza Building is closed on Tuesday, January 21 due to a heat outage. The staff are working diligently to fix the problem. 

In the meantime, the Richmond Department of Social Services will still serve customers at the Southside Community Service Center, 4100 Hull Street Road. Thank you for your patience.


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The Affordable Housing Trust Fund is introducing a pilot loan program

The Affordable Housing Trust Fund is introducing a pilot loan program. Affordable Housing Trust Fund Loan Application
To download please click here.

Sidewalk Reopens on North Arthur Ashe Boulevard Bridge

In-house crew saves the city $51,500

The sidewalk has reopened and pedestrian access has resumed on the northbound side of the North Arthur Ashe Boulevard Bridge between Leigh Street and Avenue of Champions. 

A routine bridge inspection in November revealed an emergency repair was needed to fix one of the concrete piers that supports the northbound sidewalk. 

The Department of Public Works used its in-house Bridge Team for the job, which cost $33,800, compared to $85,300 it would have cost to use a contractor. That resulted in a savings of $51,500. 

The November inspection revealed no safety concerns on the traffic lanes or the southbound sidewalk.
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Richmond 300 to host second community meeting for Greater Scott’s Addition Redevelopment Study December 16

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As part of the Richmond 300: Guide for Growth master plan effort, the Department of Planning and Development Review is taking a closer look at the Greater Scott’s Addition area, which includes the Diamond and its environs.
The second Greater Scott’s Addition community meeting, titled “Identifying the Opportunity,” will take place on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad Street.
Attend this meeting to learn about past proposals and discuss the future of the Greater Scott’s Addition area as we seek to develop guiding principles for the area’s redevelopment.
Councilmember Kim Gray hosted the first meeting to talk about Greater Scott’s Addition on July 23, 2019 at the Science Museum of Virginia. The meeting included remarks from: Ms. Gray; Trevor Dickerson, President of Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association; Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Chief Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia; and Mark A. Olinger, Director of the Department of Plan…

Navy Hill Town Hall Video and Presentation Materials

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For those residents of Richmond who have not been able to attend one of Mayor Levar Stoney's four Navy Hill town hall meetings, video footage of the presentation and the accompanying Powerpoint have been made available.

Click here to watch the video of Mayor Stoney and Director of Economic Development Leonard Sledge giving the presentation.

Follow along with this link to the Powerpoint presentation.

The last of Mayor Stoney's Navy Hill town hall meetings is this evening, 6 p.m., at Albert Hill Middle School.

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Attention Public Housing Residents: "RRHA to Freeze Evictions for Remainder of 2019"

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority recently issued a press release containing vital public information entitled, "RRHA to Freeze Evictions for Remainder of 2019." According to the release, for the remainder of 2019 no public housing resident will be removed from their unit due to debt owed to RRHA. RRHA has also committed to "an agency-wide evaluation of... public housing families' rental accounts and give tenants that are in arrears the opportunity to come current" as well as a re-evaluation of current rent collection policies. ALL SCHEDULED EVICTIONS ARE CANCELED. Please spread the word to affected persons. Per the release, public housing residents should contact Ralph Stuckey of RRHA at 804-780-4291 for next steps.
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