Showing posts from January, 2018

DPW Building Receives LEED Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has granted LEED Certification to DPW’s Commerce Road Building 1 at 1654 Commerce Road.  

The building has been designated silver certification under the LEED 2009 New Construction and Major Renovations rating system. It was one of four buildings approved as a Capital Improvement Project. The construction was part of the Parker Field Redevelopment Project, in which all buildings and employees at Parker Field were relocated. 

Seven categories comprise the overall USGBC rating criteria: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation and design, regional priority credits. Of the available 108 points, 52 were attempted and 53 were awarded. Silver certification is granted at 50 points. 

Commerce Road Building 1 was recognized in several areas, including: water efficient landscaping, indoor air quality plan during construction and before occupancy, control of system lighting a…

Councilman Agelasto: 2018 meetings & cleanups for the Richmond Central 5th Voter District

All Richmond Central 5th Voter District residents invited and encouraged to attend

The Honorable Parker C. Agelasto, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Central 5th Voter District, has scheduled the following meetings and neighborhood cleanups he plans to hold in 2018 for the Richmond Central 5th Voter District:


Thursday, February 22, 2018; 6:45-8:00 p.m.        
Richmond Southside Government Services Center
4100 Hull Street; Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, April 26, 2018; 6:45-8:00 p.m.           
William Byrd Park – Round House
621 Westover Road/600 Swan Lake Drive, Richmond, Virginia
(Located within William Byrd Park near the intersection of Lakeview Avenue and Westover Road, south of Fountain Lake)

Thursday, August 23, 2018; 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Richmond Public Schools - Binford Middle School
1701 Floyd Avenue; Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, October 25, 2018; 6:45-8:00 p.m.                    
Patrick Henry School of Science & Arts
3411 Semmes Avenue; Richmond, Virginia      


2018 PAL Spring Break Sports Camp

The 2018 Spring Break Sports camp for 8-13 year old boys and girls will be Monday, April 2 to Thursday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is only room for 40 kids and it sells out very fast.

Go to to register.

Please be prompt on both times (there is a fee for late pick up). Pick up and drop off is at Henderson Middle School 1365 Overbrook Rd.

It is MANDATORY the camper participates in all the sport camps. Please sign up kids that love playing sports. There is absolutely no sitting out and the child will be sent home if they refuse to participate.

Some of the activities include: Skating, soccer, hiking, football, basketball, fishing, bowling and a movie.

Each group of ten will be led by a Richmond PAL Police Officer.

$75 for the entire week, and each child must provide their own LUNCH except on Thursday when PAL is throwing a pizza party for everyone.

For more information please contact Officer Perry Barber
Richmond PA…

Councilman Hilbert: 2018 meetings for the Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District

Meeting dates, times, and locations subject to change. All Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District residents invited and encouraged to attend

WHAT:  The Honorable Chris A. Hilbert, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District, has scheduled meetings he plans to hold in 2018 for the Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District. Councilman Hilbert holds individual meetings throughout the year that include information on his goals and accomplishments; a topical agenda; and, special guests. The meetings are typically held monthly on the fourth Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m. at different locations. The meetings are free and open to the public and all Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Meeting dates, times, and locations subject to change. The planned dates, times and locations of the meetings include the following:

Thursday, January 25, 2018; 6:00-7:30 p.m.        
Richmond Public Library - Ginter Park Branch
1200 Westbroo…

Mayor Levar M. Stoney Urges Virginia’s Congressional Delegation to Support Passage of the Dream Act Now

Today, Mayor Levar M. Stoney is calling on Virginia’s Congressional Delegation to protect Dreamers by supporting passage of the Dream Act now. Dreamers are a generation of nearly 800,000 young adults who came to the United States as children. They have grown up as Americans, pledging allegiance to our flag, and have worked side by side with all Americans to build a more vital nation. Dreamers are homeowners, teachers, nurses, scientists, valedictorians and members of our armed forces; they are our neighbors.

“In the City of Richmond, we make a compact with all of our children that if they work hard we will be their champion and support them in achieving the American Dream, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or country of origin,” said Levar M. Stoney. “12,000 Virginians are Dreamers.Today I’m asking Virginia’s Congressional Delegation to help us keep our promise to our young people and pass the Dream Act once and for all.”
If Congress does not pass the Dream Act and shield the hundre…

City Begins Re-timing of More Than 70 Traffic Signals

The Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has started retiming 71 traffic signals on the city’s south side. When the project is completed in April it will provide coordinated traffic signal timings to prioritize pedestrian safety and move traffic more safely and efficiently, while allowing for fewer stops between intersections.   

The project is in alignment with Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s announcement last October of the city’s participation in the Vision Zero initiative to reduce crashes that may cause serious injuries and deaths through better traffic signal timings. Additional benefits of new timing plans include decreased wear on motor vehicles as well as improved gas mileage by reducing the number of stops and starts required. There also will be significant environmental benefits through the reduction of vehicle emissions such as carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides and volatile org…