Friday, August 28, 2015

RPD to hold Community Walk September 2

On September 2, at 5:30 p.m., the Richmond Police Department will lead a Community Walk in the Church Hill neighborhood, starting at 29th and U Streets. Lieutenant Jeremy Sayles of the 1st precinct is the Sector Lieutenant for Church Hill North. This is what he had to say about the upcoming Community Walk, "In 2015 Church Hill North is doing well at preventing and solving crimes.  Violent crime is down 15% year to date while and property crime is down 14%. These numbers show we are headed in a positive direction, however we still need your assistance to continue to reduce crime within Church Hill North."

Crime prevention tips will also be handed out to the attending public.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Street Closure – Franklin Street

WHO:  City of Richmond Department of Public Works

WHAT:  Street Closure

WHEN   Wednesday, September 2 thru Thursday, September 3, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Franklin Street between Harrison and Laurel streets

BACKGROUND:  The street will be closed while a pedestrian bridge is being erected   

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Movies in the Park, Friday, August 28, 2015

Join Parks and Recreation for free, family-friendly “Movies in the Park” each Friday! Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie! Activities begin at 8 p.m. and movies begin at 8:30 or whenever it gets dark. Refreshments will be available for sale. Call 646-5733 for details. This movie will be the last one for this year.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Bryan Park
4308 Hermitage Road
8:30-10:30 p.m.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Street Closure – East Franklin Street

WHO:  City of Richmond Department of Public Works

WHAT:  Street Closure

WHEN:  Saturday, August 29, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE:  East Franklin Street between North 8th and North 9th streets

BACKGROUND: The area will be closed while a crane places equipment in a shaft at 100 N. 9th St.   

Friday, August 21, 2015

Minority Business Development to Host Informational Session

MBD will be unveiling its new business development program designed to assist businesses regardless of where they are in their developmental phase.  

This session is vital to anyone considering starting a business and those who want to continuously improve their established businesses. Learn more about how Minority Business Development can assist you by joining the informational session on September 1, 2015 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Main Street Station (Lobby), 1500 Main Street, Richmond Virginia 23219.

For more information regarding this event, visit here or call 804-646-5947

To register, visit

Monday, August 17, 2015

Building Construction Work Restrictions

The following construction restrictions may apply to construction projects located in the designated UCI Bicycle race routes and areas extending to within a three block perimeter on each side of the designated routes. Construction projects located on designated detour routes and major arterials as shown at

may also be restricted. As you make plans for scheduling construction activities including site staging and material deliveries please be aware of the following:

1. Sidewalks, streets and alleys in these areas must remain open in order to allow for
unobstructed pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle traffic between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and
7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 19 thru Sunday, September 27 with the exception of
Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25 in which access must remain open and
unobstructed between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. This shall include any and all
obstructions including construction fencing, building material deliveries or other
construction staging activities.

2. All DPW approved destructive work associated with your permitted construction activities
in these areas involving underground utility work, street/pavement, sidewalk, or alley
restoration shall be completed by 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 31, 2015.

3. All exterior non-destructive work in these areas shall be completed and exterior
obstructions removed from all adjacent streets and/or City right of ways by 4:00 p.m.,
Sunday, September 6, 2015.

Non-destructive work includes exterior painting, use of ladders/scaffolding, window
replacement, etc.

All approved fences/barricades previously installed for long term projects shall be
temporarily removed during the noted timeframes.

For further information, visit

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Unveil of "Go Bike" Artwork at Reynolds' Downtown Campus

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College welcomed City of Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce (GRCC), Altria, Bon Secours Richmond Health System, and Dominion Virginia Power to unveil and dedicate a public artwork on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the corner of 7th Street East Jackson Street in front of Reynolds’ Downtown Campus. The artwork, titled “In search of our hopes and dreams, a long road traveled,” was created by award-winning artist Ed Trask and is part of GRCC’s “Go Bike!” community project, which features unique artistic works mounted on functional bike racks throughout the city ahead of the 2015 Road World Cycling Championships.

“Like many of the infrastructure improvements performed in anticipation of the World Cycling Championships, these functional, public art, bike racks will be here for future generations,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “This project also forwards our Center for Workforce Innovation efforts as program participants crafted the racks while developing their career path.”

“Reynolds is thrilled to support local creative talent in the City of Richmond. Ed Trask’s piece is an inspiring reminder of each individual’s capacity to learn, grow and choose their own destiny. Reynolds is proud to be an institution where thousands of outstanding lives get started every year in the greater Richmond region,” said Reynolds President Dr. Gary Rhodes.

Altria is the arts sponsor of the “Go Bike!” community project. “Altria is proud to sponsor the Go Bike! Arts program that will have a lasting impact on Richmond, long after the race leaves town,” said Jennifer Hunter, Altria’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “Supporting Richmond 2015 and this initiative helps make our hometown a better place to live, work and play.”

For more information about the “Go Bike!” community project visit


About Reynolds
Founded in 1972 and serving 19,000 students annually, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is the youngest and third largest of 23 community colleges in Virginia. Reynolds operates three campuses serving residents in the City of Richmond and the counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan and Louisa. For more information, please visit