Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ribbon-Cutting Scheduled to Observe Opening of Six Points Roundabout


Mayor Dwight C. Jones and other City leaders and guests will be on hand to celebrate the official opening of the Six Points Roundabout on Tuesday, August 23 at 4:30 p.m. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 1302 E. Brookland Park Boulevard, at the corner of Dill Avenue.

The newly constructed traffic control design is located at the intersections of Brookland Park Boulevard, Meadowbridge Road, 2nd Avenue and Dill Avenue, known as Six Points.  It includes landscaped islands, pedestrian crosswalk markings, handicap ramps and new signage at each intersection. 

The roundabout is expected to reduce vehicle and pedestrian conflict points and provide slower operating speeds for motorists.  It also will decrease the crossing distance for pedestrians.  Transportation experts say there can be as much as a 90 percent reduction in fatal accidents at intersections where there are roundabouts.

The Six Points roundabout is the third roundabout constructed in the 6th District.  The others are in Highland Park at the intersections of 1st, 3rd and Rowen avenues and Trigg Matthews and Daniel streets and Holy Cross Cemetery and near the Biotech at the intersections of East Duval and North 8th Streets and the Duval Street Connector.

The Six Points Roundabout installation project cost $1.2 million, 90 percent was federal funding and 10 percent was state funding. 

For more information on City services please visit www.Richmondgov.com


Monday, August 22, 2016

Street Closure – West Avenue between Boyd and North Harrison streets


WHO: City of Richmond Department of Public Works

WHAT: Street Closure

WHEN: Starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24 and ending at 4 p.m.

WHERE: West Avenue between Boyd and North Harrison streets

BACKGROUND:  West Avenue between Boyd and North Harrison streets will be closed to operate a crane to remove a City tree from 1004 West Avenue. Please follow the detour signs.


Street Closure – West Franklin Street between Belvidere and Henry streets


WHO: City of Richmond Department of Public Works

WHAT: Street Closure

WHEN: Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 26 and ending at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 27

WHERE: West Franklin Street between Belvidere and Henry streets

BACKGROUND: West Franklin Street between Belvidere and Henry streets will be closed to operate a crane to remove equipment from the roof of 520 West Franklin Street. Please follow the detour signs.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

City Enters Into Cooperative Agreement With HUD


The City of Richmond reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in response to complaints filed against the City by  mobile home park residents.  The agreement addresses assertions that Richmond unfairly targeted Latino-occupied mobile home communities for maintenance code enforcement and that the City did not offer sufficient interpretation or translation services. You may view a copy of the agreement through the links below.


Click here to view the agreement in English.

Click here to view the agreement in Spanish.



City of Richmond's Fair Housing Policy:

Click here to view the City's Fair Housing Policy in English.

Click here to view the City's Fair Housing Policy in Spanish.

Money Smart for Small Business Program Begins Sept. 15


The City’s Office of Minority Business Development will begin its next Money Smart Program session on Thursday, September 15. Classes are being offered at the North Avenue Library, 2901 North Avenue, every Thursday, from September 15 through November 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All classes are free to attend. To register, please contact the City’s Office of Minority Business Development at (804) 646-5947 or visit www.richmondgov.com/MBD

The Money Smart program is a nationally acclaimed, comprehensive financial education curriculum, developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to assist minority and emerging small businesses in specific areas that will increase their ability to be sustainable and successful.

The Money Smart for Small Business Program provides small and minority-owned businesses with a wealth of business resources and knowledge, which strengthens the diversity of businesses, consumers and employers. Since the program’s 2012 inception, the 10-module training curriculum provides introductory training for small businesses in the basics of organizing and managing a business, and prepares entrepreneurs for more advanced training and technical assistance. The modules consist of the following:
1)        Is Owning a Business a Good Fit for You?
2)        Credit Reporting and Building Business Credit
3)        Planning for a Healthy Business
4)        Financial Management for a Small Business
5)        Risk Management and Insurance for a Small Business
6)        Banking Services for a Small Business
7)        Organizational Types/Legal Structures and Tax Planning & Reporting
8)        Money Cash Flow and Recordkeeping
9)        Time Management
10)     Selling & Succession Planning

To obtain more information on this or other business programs, additional technical assistance classes, and individual counseling, please contact the City’s Office of Minority Business Development at (804) 646-5947 or visit www.richmondgov.com/MBD


Monday, August 8, 2016

City’s Office of Minority Business Development to Host Food Truck Vendor Business Education Forum & River City Food Fest


The City’s Office of Minority Business Development will host a public education forum on business opportunities and licensing for food truck vendors at 9 a.m. on August 26 in the Lower Level Conference Room of 730 East Broad Street. The Richmond City Health Department’s Environmental Office will also present recent changes in State health regulations related to food truck vendors.

Immediately following the session, the public is invited to the outdoor River City Food Fest which will begin at 11 a.m. at Festival Park which is adjacent to the Richmond Coliseum, near the intersection of 7th and Clay streets.

WHAT:      Food Truck Vendor Business Education Forum

WHEN:      Friday, August 26, 2016
                  9 a.m.

WHERE:    730 East Broad Street
                  Lower Level Conference Room
                  Richmond, VA 23219

Sign-up for this forum today as seating is limited.  To register, please visit www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044daeaf2aabf49-river. The registration deadline is August 15, 2016.

For more information, call the City of Richmond’s Office of Minority Business Development at (804) 646-5947.

Friday, July 29, 2016

RPD Names New LGBTQ Liaison


Chief Alfred Durham has named Captain Daniel Minton as the Richmond Police Department’s new liaison with the LGBTQ community in Richmond.

“I am pleased Captain Minton has agreed to assume this additional duty,” said Chief Durham. “It’s a natural fit. As the commander of the Community and Youth Intervention Unit, he leads many of our outreach efforts.”

Captain Minton replaces Captain Angela Greene as the RPD’s LGBTQ liaison. She recently left the Department to become a deputy chief with the Portsmouth, VA Police Department.

“My goal is to build on the strong foundation that Captain Greene has established,” said Captain Minton. “I want to continue to enhance the relationship between RPD officers and members of the LGBTQ community.”

Captain Minton is an 18 year veteran of the Richmond Police Department.