Showing posts from April, 2014

Mayor Jones to Be Official Starter for Cap2Cap Bike Event

The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation (VCTF) and the City of Richmond announced today that Mayor Dwight C. Jones will be this year’s official starter for the Cap2Cap bike event scheduled for Saturday, May 10. “We’re excited and honored to have Mayor Jones joining us again this year”, said Beth Weisbrod, executive director for the VCTF, the producers of the Cap2Cap event. “He’s been a steadfast supporter of the Virginia Capital Trail project, making it a major component of his overall plan to move Richmond towards becoming a more cycling friendly city.”
This year’s event is on track to host over 2,300 riders, each pedaling 25, 50 or 100 miles through eastern Henrico, Charles City and James City Counties. With different routes and extra feed zones, participants will experience new and historic sites between Richmond and Williamsburg. After finishing, they will enjoy Buz & Ned’s Real Barbecue and live music along the riverfront at Rocketts Landing. Hardywood Park’s special Capital Tra…

Amended Public Notice: Consolidated Plan Public Hearing

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Amended Public Notice City of Richmond Consolidated Plan Public Hearing April 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Richmond City Council will hold a public hearing on the City’s 2013-15 Consolidated Plan and its 2014-15 Annual Action Plan on Monday April 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (this a change in date from previous notice, no public hearing will be conducted on May 12, 2014) in Council Chambers located in City Hall, 900 E. Broad Street. These documents combine the planning, application, and reporting requirements for four HUD entitlement programs for which the City of Richmond receives funds: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).The 30 day public comment period which began on March 14, 2014 will be extended to April 28, 2014. Comments, written and verbal, may be provided to Mr. Daniel Mouer at the Richmond Department…

Public Notice: City of Richmond FY 2013-2015 Consolidated Plan & FY 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan Amendment

Click here to view the HOPWA Amendment (pdf).

In accordance with HUD citizen participation requirements, a 30-day public comment period to the 2013-2015 Consolidated Plan and Amended 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan will begin on March 20, 2014, and will expire on April 21, 2014.By this notice the City of Richmond announces the availability of the 2013-2015 Consolidated Plan and Amended 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan for public review and comment.
Notice is also hereby given that the Department of Economic and Community Development will hold a public hearing, as provided by the federal regulations and the citizen participation requirements of the Three-Year Consolidated Plan, will be held on April 8, 2014, 5:00 P.M. at 1500 E. Main Street, Suite 400, for the purpose of considering the Amended 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan.
Further Notice is also given that on Monday, April 28, 2014at 6:00…

Vote Today for Your Favorite RVA Rain Barrel

~ City request public input on best Richmond Public School decorated RVA Rain Barrel ~

The City requests your vote on naming the best decorated RVA Rain Barrel for 2014. As part of Virginia’s ”Build a Barrel - Save the Bay” program, the City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities is asking the public to vote for their favorite rain barrel that has been decorated by City of Richmond Public Elementary Schools’ 5th graders.

Cast your vote today by visiting Voting categories include Most Creative, Most Outrageous, and Tells the Best Environmental Story. The deadline for voting is Friday, April 25 at noon.

The winning barrels will be on display and announced at the Richmond Earth Day Festival at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market, in historic Shockoe Bottom, on April 26. The City’s Department of Public Utilities will be onsite to provide more information on the stormwater utility.

At the conclusion of the contest, each 55-gallon rain barrel will be dona…

City Prepares to Change Traffic Patterns on Two Downtown Streets

~10th Street and additional blocks of Marshall Street to welcome two-way traffic~

The City’s Department of Public Works will begin converting 10th Street from one-way to two-way between Marshall and Leigh streets.  A similar conversion also will take place on Marshall Street between 7th and 9th streets. Once complete, Marshall Street will be two-way from 7th Street to College Street. Signage indicating the new patterns will be put in place on April 10.

In addition to the conversions, the following changes will also impact motorists:
•    GRTC bus parking only on 9th Street from Marshall Street to Leigh Street
•    GRTC bus parking on Leigh Street from 9th Street to 10th Street
•    10th Street on-street parking will convert to back-in parking only

During the traffic pattern changes, there may be intermittent lane closures. The project also includes repaving and new striping and is expected to be completed by April 14, weather permitting.

Community Invited to Review Plan of Transforming the 17th Street Farmers’ Market

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The City’s Department of Economic and Community Development invites the community to attend a public forum to review the draft plan that outlines the overall concept of a transformed 17th Street Farmers’ Market. This community meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second floor of Main Street Station, 1500 East Main Street. The City held two public meetings in October 2013 to gather input from residents and business owners as to how they would like the new public space to look and function. The April 9 meeting will detail the findings of the October meetings, followed by an opportunity for public comment.

As space is limited to 200 individuals, attendees are asked to RSVP to Jeannie Welliver at or call (804) 646-7322 as soon as possible.

Free Parking for the community meeting will be available in the lot west of Main Street Station, which can be accessed from either 15th Street or East Frank…