Showing posts from July, 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.  

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 streetsPortion of parking lane on West Cary Street between Laure and Pine streetsParking lane on West Main between Laurel and Pine streetsParking 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.     

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. 

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 beyo…