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.  

Friday, July 22, 2016

Street/Lane Closure – South Pine, West Cary, West Main and South Laurel Streets

WHO:  City of Richmond Department of Public Works

WHAT:  Street/Lane Closure
WHEN:  Monday, July 25, 2016 to August 1, 2018

 WHERE:  The following areas will be impacted:
  • South Pine Street between West Main and West Cary streets
  • Portion of parking lane on West Cary Street between Laure and Pine streets
  • Parking lane on West Main between Laurel and Pine streets
  • Parking lane on West Laurel between West Main and West Cary streets
BACKGROUND: The aforementioned areas will be closed during construction of student housing at the VCU Monroe Campus.     

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Street Closure – North Pine Street

WHO:  City of Richmond Department of Public Works

WHAT:  Street Closure

WHEN:  Noon on Thursday, July 14, 2016 thru Monday, August 1, 2017

WHERE:  North Pine Street between West Broad and West Grace streets

BACKGROUND:  The area will be closed until August 2017 during construction of the VCU Contemporary Arts Building. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Virginia’s Oldest Marketplace Is Under New Management

The Enrichmond Foundation is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the City of Richmond to manage, program, operate and maintain Richmond’s historic 17th Street Marketplace beginning July 1, 2016.

This follows a robust, transparent and multi-year public procurement process administered by the City of Richmond. The Enrichmond Foundation has managed special events at the 17th Street Marketplace for the past 4 years. These very popular events include Earth Day, the Bacon Festival, and Kickin Chicken WingFest.

“Enrichmond is more than capable, through its oversight, of guiding this public space to realize its full potential. We are thrilled about the partnership as well as the placemaking opportunities associated with the space,” said Douglas C. Dunlap, the City of Richmond’s Director of Economic and Community Development. “The future is bright for the market as the space is transformed to serve as a true anchor attraction drawing visitors from the region and beyond.”

John Sydnor, Executive Director of the Enrichmond Foundation, is equally enthusiastic. “We are thrilled to be working with the City of Richmond, neighboring businesses, residents and our partners as we revive and revamp this fantastic space for the 21st Century. Planned improvements are taking place this summer and will be in place for our exciting special events schedule in 2017. We can’t wait!”

About the 17th Street Marketplace
The uniqueness and distinction of the 17th Street Market reaches back to the earliest days of the Commonwealth and our City.  The native Powhatan peoples met to trade in the immediate vicinity of the Market at “Shockoe Rock,” a large rock at the confluence of Shockoe Creek and the James River. The Market continued as a major trade center when the main road between Williamsburg and Richmond terminated on-site. The current location served as the City’s official farmers’ market starting in 1736 making it the oldest continuously operational farmers’ in Virginia, and quite possibly the United States.  The Market was once the very heart of our City as it teemed with the essence of urbanity -- business, culture, trade, government, community gathering, and much more.

About the Enrichmond Foundation
For the past 25 years, the Enrichmond Foundation, a non-profit serving the City of Richmond’s people, parks, and public spaces, has worked with a broad base of partners to enhance and activate public assets and amenities, including Belle Isle, the Landmark Theater, and Kanawha Plaza. For more information about Enrichmond, its partners and projects, go to To stay abreast of 17th Marketplace events, we invite you to go to Facebook and Like Enrichmond’s 17th Street Marketplace page