Friday, December 6, 2019

City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter Open December 6-8

The Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will open Friday, December 6, Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2019 as temperatures are forecast to remain at or below 40 degrees.

The location is the “Annie Giles Community Resource Center, formerly The Conrad Center”, 1400 Oliver Hill Way. The Cold Weather Overflow Shelter hours of operation are 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.


Single adults needing overnight shelter are to call the Homeless Crisis Line at (804) 972-0813 for a referral to the appropriate shelter. Single adults residing in the City of Richmond who are not eligible for existing shelter or are advised that all available beds have been filled, should report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities (809 Oliver Hill Way, Richmond, VA 23219; (804) 648-4177 during operational hours (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to receive a referral to the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter.

City residents are also advised the Department of Social Services provides emergency assistance with gas and electric disconnection notices for residents who qualify. Residents may also call the Fuel Line at (804) 646-7046.

The elderly or residents with disabilities should contact Senior Connections for assistance at (804) 343-3000, Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact Commonwealth Catholic Charities at (804) 648-4177.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

DMV Connect Services to be Provided at City Hall on Friday, December 6

The Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) mobile customer service center – DMV Connect – will be at Richmond City Hall, 900 E. Broad Street, on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DMV Connect offers common DMV transactions including applying for and renewing driver's licenses and ID cards, titles and registrations, license plates, driver transcripts, disabled parking placards or plates, address changes, E-ZPass transponders, hunting and fishing licenses and much more.

Citizens are encouraged to research and bring the required documents to complete your transactions. To determine what documents are needed, use the interactive document guide at

DMV Connect is a portable program serving Virginians who may not be able to travel to a DMV office. These services will be offered at least once per month in the City of Richmond, depending on the volume of customers.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Richmond 300 to host second community meeting for Greater Scott’s Addition Redevelopment Study December 16

As part of the Richmond 300: Guide for Growth master plan effort, the Department of Planning and Development Review is taking a closer look at the Greater Scott’s Addition area, which includes the Diamond and its environs.

The second Greater Scott’s Addition community meeting, titled “Identifying the Opportunity,” will take place on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad Street. 

Attend this meeting to learn about past proposals and discuss the future of the Greater Scott’s Addition area as we seek to develop guiding principles for the area’s redevelopment.

Councilmember Kim Gray hosted the first meeting to talk about Greater Scott’s Addition on July 23, 2019 at the Science Museum of Virginia. The meeting included remarks from: Ms. Gray; Trevor Dickerson, President of Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association; Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Chief Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia; and Mark A. Olinger, Director of the Department of Planning and Development Review of the City of Richmond.

Please visit for more information on the Greater Scott’s Addition Redevelopment Study.