The group agreed to convene representatives from Richmond-area localities to begin work to create a regional plan that will help identify new access points and trails to the river and find ways to encourage business development along it. Link
William Graeter says he can’t escape it — the sound penetrates every room in his house. It makes it impossible to sleep through the night — even after taking prescription sleeping drugs, he says, turning him into an anxious, irritable wreck. Link
Plaintiff resides approximately 40 yards from restaurant at 2232 W. Main St. and says defendant operates a speaker system that routinely produces sound and bass vibrations at levels audible inside his home, even with all doors and windows of both properties shut. Plaintiff asks that the court enjoin defendant from causing and/or maintaining the level of sound/vibrations emitted, among other relief. Link
Essentially, tonight’s passage of the Riverfront Plan means that the historic view from Libby Hill will be preserved. The plan deferred to language in the City’s Master Plan, which had already been adopted. Link
Amid the swirling debate about the Washington Redskins training camp deal, one question hasn’t been buried: Will the 17-acre site behind the Science Museum of Virginia require costly environmental remediation?
The Environmental Protection Agency is providing a $60,000 grant to get the effort started under the federal agency’s Urban Waters program. Officials hope donations and other funding will keep the work going.
….The five focus areas of the plan are economic development, energy, environment, open space and land use, and transportation. The plan focuses on key issues like bike and pedestrian access and the protection of the James River. It also calls for the city to work to reduce its energy use and the implementation of a green business program that will help businesses evaluate their energy and water consumption and learn how to save money…. timesdispatch.com
….Preservationists are girding themselves for another fight over the site….residents have reported seeing the project’s developers and Peter Chapman, the city’s deputy chief administrative officer for economic development, meeting in Libby Hill Park…. styleweekly.com
The City of Richmond is about to add another property to the James River Park System. A grassy 6+ acres along the Floodwall and Maury Street in South Richmond called the “Stormwater Retention Basin”… richmond.com