Half a million of your tax dollars was supposed to bring a plant and dozens of new jobs to Richmond’s south side. A ground breaking was even held. The mayor was there, but three years later – no business, no jobs. Link
The sun never did shine much on the East End back in the 1960s. And even now, in some ways, the good things happening today are bringing a sharper focus to the bad things that have been allowed to go on for decades. Link
Plans call for Gateway Plaza to have 261,000 square feet of office space on 10 floors; more than 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level, including the possibility of a restaurant; and 520 parking spaces on four floors. Link
Capping nearly two years of work, the Anti-Poverty Commission assembled by Mayor Dwight C. Jones said Friday that Richmond should battle inner-city poverty by improving transportation options, workforce development, job creation, education and legislation and policy initiatives, among other recommendations. Link
The Cruise Ship “Yorktown”, which travels along the East Coast, is preparing to anchor at the River City’s Intermediate Terminal on Wharf Street on October 26 and November 1. The Yorktown is a U.S. Flag vessel and the trip marks the first time the ship’s passengers will disembark in Richmond. They will spend each day visiting historical sites in the City before boarding the ship for the next port of call.
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John V. Moeser, a member of Richmond’s anti-poverty commission, on Sunday called upon the region’s diverse interfaith community to play a large role in the extension of public transportation into the region’s suburbs.
….What we’re seeing in Richmond now is years and years of work…. timesdispatch.com
….There is nearly a billion dollars in real estate developments going on in downtown Richmond and Manchester…. richmond.com