Richmond’s mayor and housing authority chief executive pledged communication and cooperation Wednesday night at the latest in a series of meetings aimed at building trust with public housing tenants in advance of plans to dramatically transform Creighton and Whitcomb courts.
More than 140 people showed up Tuesday night to hear a presentation from Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority CEO Adrienne Goolsby on the early stages of a plan to replace two major East End public housing communities with a mixed-income development.
Using resources from the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program, local law-enforcement authorities in April started targeting drug trafficking, prostitution activity and other crimes in Mosby Court and Whitcomb Court. Officials combined those efforts with anti-blight measures that address such problems as dilapidated buildings.
via Richmond Times-Dispatch.