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The Broad Street Bus Rapid Transit project in Richmond has applied for a $24.9 million TIGER grant for the final design and half of construction costs. The rest would come from state and local sources and could open in summer 2018.

It is among the $9.5 billion in project requests vying for $600 million for the highly competitive U.S. Department of Transportation grant program this year. Link

Though the seminary has the right to develop the land as it wishes, the two city councilmen who represent the nearby neighborhoods prefer a comprehensive approach, which they feel will give residents more certainty about what’s to come. Link

In this case, however, the opponents have a point. More than a point: They have a case — and a convincing one at that. Link

The Richmond Economic Development Authority has quietly authorized a $75,000 study to determine the best use of the 60-acre Boulevard tract at the heart of the city’s debate over a new baseball stadium. Link

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

–Nelson Mandela

The park, as planned, would be a half-mile down the road from the proposed brewery site, in a triangular block bounded by Williamsburg Avenue, Fulton Street and Goddin Street. Link

Richmond officials have set aside $32 million for repairsat nearly 50 school buildings Link

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

–Theodore Roosevelt

Cheryl Groce-Wright, the facilitator for much of the meeting, said the organizers were unable to have a city official on hand to answer questions.

“They’re not able to publicly discuss particulars,” said Groce-Wright, executive director of the Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton.

She then called on 7th District City Councilwoman Cynthia I. Newbille, but Newbille was also unable to offer more.

“There is nothing before me, as your councilperson, to even share,” Newbille said. Link

In her email to Samuels, Mosby doesn’t elaborate on her objections to announcing Dalal’s award. But in response to questions from Style, she refers to internal issues. Link