Brookland Park Blvd
Richmond might build road that would allow canal traffic
[Richmond might build road across historic canal. CHR]
…Second Street Connector….Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a final design….$1.3 million….Jack Pearsall, who is trying to reignite interest in restoring a functional canal system….typical canal boats wouldn’t be able to pass….Jeannie Welliver, a project manager for the city’s Department of Economic and Community Development, said the culvert has been designed to preserve the integrity of the canal bed, not to ensure that boats could pass….Connector is designed to provide additional access to the riverfront as well as to Dominion Resources Inc.‘s corporate headquarters on Tredegar….
see, 2nd Street Connector
[Why is Economic Development in charge rather than Planning? CHR]
Occupy Richmond drafts strategy for new year
…sharpen their focus for the New Year….communicate within the movement….educate the public….engage the public….
City Plans Makeover of Brookland Park Boulevard
…demolish two vacant storefronts….consultant to draw new plans….two blocks of the boulevard, from Hanes Avenue to North Avenue….exterior upgrades and financial incentives….request for proposals in January or early February….“The city has a history of saying things and not following through.”