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Though Richmonders have generally applauded the plan to revamp the 17th Street Farmers’ Market by turning it into a European-style open plaza, some members of the Urban Design Committee were uneasy about paving over historic streets. Link
Notice of meeting cancellation sent after meeting due to begin:
From: “Skinner, Steven R. – Council Chief of Staff Office” <Steven.Skinner@richmondgov.com>
To: “Skinner, Steven R. – Council Chief of Staff Office” <Steven.Skinner@richmondgov.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:09 PM
Subject: Canceled/Rescheduled: Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission meetings to be held
Canceled: Thursday, July 10, 2014; 4:00-5:30 p.m.
It’s going to take longer than originally expected to fix Richmond’s troubled Department of Social Services. The man tapped to examine the issues for an original six-month time period, has now been named the agency director. Link
I believe upgrading the Diamond may be the most cost-effective, pro-Richmond, future-oriented move we can make. We can add suites and other amenities like a tarp-like roof to turn it into an all-purpose arena at times. Link
Monday’s vote went against planning department staff’s recommendation that the project be denied for failing to comply with the commission’s 2-year-old stance against “windowless” apartments. The commission previously defined windowless units as those without eye-level windows cut out on a building’s exterior walls. Link
The vote was 5-1. Commission Chairman Rodney M. Poole was the sole no vote, saying he could not give his blessing to a business owner whom he said was intentionally violating the rules for what hours musicians could perform laid out in a previous permit. Link