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
The City is seeking sealed proposals from experienced and professionally qualified design team in response to this RFP to establish a multiphase contract for the procurement of professional engineering, architectural, and landscape design services for the implementation of Priority 1 projects of the Richmond Riverfront Plan. Read the rest of this entry »
Chesterfield County is threatening to withdraw its support for regional operation of The Diamond after this baseball season in response to the failure of a legislative compromise to require equal representation of jurisdictions on the Richmond Metropolitan Authority.
The county made the announcement today through one of its representatives on the RMA board of directors, Charles Richard White, who said Chesterfield also will not pay $100,000 as its share of installing new lights at the minor-league ballpark. Link
Richmond’s Planning Commission unanimously endorsed a proposed ordinance Monday that would define and regulate nightclubs — an attempt to better restrict where such establishments can exist in the future. Link
The Richmond Flying Squirrels say a proposed new lease on The Diamond buys more time for public decisions on a new minor-league baseball stadium, but that doesn’t mean they don’t expect action on a new ballpark soon.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels and the Richmond Metropolitan Authority (RMA) have tentatively agreed to change the minor league baseball team’s existing lease agreement at The Diamond. The new agreement would keep the team at the Diamond through 2015, with extension options in thru 2017, according to an email from the RMA.
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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