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Apr 24 '14

Multi-family yard sale with kid stuff this Saturday

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We are having a neighborhood yard sale in Church Hill this Saturday April 26th from 830am-12n in the open lot at the corner of E. Marshall and 31st. Lots of moms selling baby and kid stuff and other things, too. Please feel free to come by!

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/24/multi-family-yard-sale-with-kid-stuff-this-saturday_33264/

Apr 23 '14

Council to consider Pear Street, random kindness

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agenda for the Monday, April 28, meeting of City Council has a few items of especially significant local interest:

Res. No. 2014-R61 (Patron: Vice President Robertson) – To encourage the citizens of the City of Richmond to practice random acts of kindness, in the spirit of compassion, kindness and goodwill toward all persons.

Ord. No. 2014-71 (Patron: Mayor Jones, By Request) -To close to public use and travel, a portion of right-of-way known as East Cary Street, located in the block bounded by Pear Street, East Main Street, Peach Street and East Dock Street, and consisting of 1,973± square feet, upon certain terms and conditions.

Ord. No. 2014-78 (Patron: Mayor Jones, By Request) – To authorize the special use of the properties known as 2801 East Main Street, a portion of 2823 East Main Street, and a portion of East Cary Street for the purpose of permitting a multifamily dwelling with up to 65 dwelling units and principal uses permitted in the B-5 district, upon certain terms and conditions.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/23/council-to-consider-pear-street-random-kindness_33267/

Apr 23 '14

180RVA organizing for Monday’s City Council meeting

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180RVA is gearing up for Monday’s City Council meeting:

A call to all Richmonders and our neighbors who want to “Save the 180 view”

The threat to the Libby Hill viewshed is now even more real due to the vote by the Planning Commission on April 21st to forward it to City Council for their meeting on April 28th.

Please turn up at City Hall next Monday at 6.00pm to show solid support to stop the approval of the SUP for the 16 story condominium at 2801 E Main St.

We propose in its place a 5 story condominium with the same number of apartments which will complement the historic apartments along Tobacco Row.

Please wear some thing conspicuously red.

More details of this proposed 16 story massive skyscraperper can be found on the attached flyer and at http://180rva.com

Our facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/180RVA

Please contribute to the debate – add your photos and comments

Please would you post your comments on the following two links.

Also, click LIKE and DISLIKE, as appropriate, on the comments that are there already.

1) http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/proposed-high-rise-condos-offer-river-views-to-some-will-block-others/Content?oid=2058316

2) http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/16/180rva-leading-fight-against-pear-street-dock-street-developments_33116/

Finally but crucially: our on-line petition is at:

http://www.change.org/petitions/richmond-city-council-we-urge-city-council-to-preserve-the-historic-panoramic-view-shed-of-the-james-river-from-libby-hill-park-do-not-permanently-scar-this-premier-view-by-approving-precedent-setting-skyscrapers

Thank you for following our argument – if this view is lost you may wake up and wonder “how could that be allowed, what were we thinking of ” – but by then it will be too late.

There is an alternative – it’s sensible compatible development, which is what we are demanding.

The River View Advocates

ATTACHED: http://chpn.net/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PEAR-ST-CONDOS-B-W-FLYER-5-FINAL.pdf

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/23/180rva-organizing-for-mondays-city-council-meeting_33259/

Apr 23 '14

The future of public housing in Richmond

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More than 100 people turned out for the 3rd in a series of public meetings on the North Church Hill revitalization project at Woodville Elementary School last night, with at least 1/4 of those in attendance residents of the area public housing.

While the Pear Street and Dock Street projects have grabbed plenty of attention, the North Church Hill revitalization effort is somehow seemingly coming in under the radar. This is something of a surprise, for if this succeeds it will have the larger long-term impact on the East End.

The plan at it’s core is to replace the Creighton Court public housing community with a mixed-income community, with the broad goals of seeing improvement in schools, safety in the community, resident health, and economic development.

The 504 units of Creighton will be replaced with 1200 mixed-income units. At least 900 of the replacement units will be in the East End (within the orange boundaries on the map below). A success with Creighton Court will be the blueprint for re-thinking all of the city’s public housing. Construction is tentatively slated to begin in late 2015.

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A recurring note struck by almost every speaker last night was the need for residents of the public housing communities to take their part in the planning process. Mayor Jones described the need ensure that “the future is not something that is done to you, but with you and for you.”

The Community Builders’ Rob Fossi described the 4 key principles of what he stressed had to be a “resident-driven initiative” as:

  • 1-for-1 replacement of existing public housing units
  • build first
  • true mixed income community
  • right to return

There was some back-and-forth at one point between residents in the audience and RRHA representatives concerning the 1-for-1 replacement and the right of return. The replacement guarantees that each of Creighton’s 504 public housing units will be replaced with another public housing unit with the exact same criteria for residency.

The right of current residents to return to the community comes with caveats. “Non-lease compliant residents” will have to be in good standing to have the opportunity to move back The RRHA’s Adriene Goolsby said that they are starting now, “eighteen months, two years out to get residents compliant.”

There are 2 information sessions scheduled for next week local residents. The first will be held Monday April 28th 5-6 PM at Anna Julia Copper School at 2124 North 29th Street; the second will be Thursday May 1, also 5-6 PM, at Peter Paul Development Center at 1708 North 22nd Street.

Photo: Creighton Court (1953) via Adolph B. Rice Studio at the Library of Virginia

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/23/the-future-of-public-housing-in-richmond_33236/

Apr 23 '14

Anybody else see the drag racing?

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At 12am four motorcycles dragged raced on Marshall [near 27th and 28th], they were followed by a white SUV also racing with two more motorcycles behind them. It was crazy… My boyfriend and I were outside and saw it…. Our neighbor heard it from inside her apartment.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/23/anybody-else-see-the-drag-racing_33231/

Apr 23 '14

Artisanal baking in Richmond and across the county

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The local dining options continue to get national press, this time Sub Rosa in the New York Times:

Small independent bakers in New York, California, Oregon, Virginia and North Carolina (and many points in between) are going to great lengths to approach an ideal of bread that is simultaneously cutting-edge and primordial. They’re hunting down heirloom grains, early forms of wheat like emmer and einkorn, and milling their own flour.

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For Evrim Dogu, a quest (“searching for that timeless aspect,” he said) led him to dive more deeply into an understanding of Abruzzi rye and Turkey Red wheat. “Heirloom grains smell, taste, feel better,” he said. “For the baker, and for the consumer.” Mr. Dogu, whose family hails from Turkey, mills his own wheat, spelt, rye and corn and aims to make “bread that tastes like the grain itself” at Sub Rosa, his bakery in Richmond, Va.

Photo by Jay Paul for the New York Times

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/23/artisanal-baking-in-richmond-and-across-the-county_33227/

Apr 23 '14

What is the future of the Family Market?

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It’s been just over a year since the Family Market (aka “SHRIMP”) was suddenly closed and condemned. As of last August, the owner of the building was uncertain whether or not the building was going to be demolished or fixed up.

A building permit was issued in February 2014, for $35,000 worth of work “Rebuilding Floor Of Building To Drawings”, with the building use to continue as “M1 – Retail Convenience”.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/23/what-is-the-future-of-the-family-market_33223/

Apr 22 '14

The last house of old Fulton

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Celeste sent in this pinhole photo of “the last house in Fulton” (700-704 Denny Street), from sometime between 1984 and 1989 or so. The houses were demolished in the late 1980s after a long a long fight by Spencer Armstead to preserve his childhood home.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/22/the-last-house-of-old-fulton_33198/

Apr 20 '14
Richmond Skyline 1961 from the awesome RTD Archives Blog:

The June 10, 1961, edition of the Richmond News-Leader included a photo essay titled “Contrasts.” The photos depicted old and new – such as a horse hitching post next to a parking meter and, above, worn-down houses against the Richmond skyline.

SEE ALSO: Charles Smith’s Under the Viaduct (1935)
VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/20/richmond-1961_33162/

Richmond Skyline 1961 from the awesome RTD Archives Blog:

The June 10, 1961, edition of the Richmond News-Leader included a photo essay titled “Contrasts.” The photos depicted old and new – such as a horse hitching post next to a parking meter and, above, worn-down houses against the Richmond skyline.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/20/richmond-1961_33162/

Apr 19 '14

This week’s calendar

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PHOTO by Karol Tompkins from the Church Hill Flickr Group

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Easter Egg Hunt at Peter Paul

Sat Apr 19 9:00 am
Easter Egg Hunt at Peter Paul Development Center (1708 North 22nd Street)

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Easter Egg Hunt at the Fairy Garden

Sat Apr 19 1:00 pm
Easter Egg Hunt at the Fairy Garden (for the little ones under 7) (28th and Grace)

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Easter Egg Hunt at Historic St. John’s

Sat Apr 19 2:00 pm
Everyone welcome

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VHDA Homeownership Education Program at East End Library

Sat Apr 19 10:00 am
Virginia Housing Development Authority’s FREE Homeownership Education Program teaches future homeowners how to prepare a spending plan, understand credit reports and credit issues, qualifying for a mortgage loan, choosing the right home and more. Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the course. To register, please call Freda Bolling at (804)225-0506, press 1.

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Zumba at the Robinson

Sat Apr 19 6:30 pm
This is a Tuesday and Thursday Zumba class from 6:30-7:30.

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Fairfield Community Walking Club

Mon Apr 21 9:00 am
Increase your metabolism with a 1 hour walk through the community. Be inspired to create a healthier you. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Meet at the Family Resource Center 2311 N 25th Street.
MORE: http://rvapromise.org/ai1ec_event/fairfield-community-walking-club/

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Better Block Pop-up Shop Tour

Mon Apr 21 6:00 pm
Interested in hosting a pop-up shop during Better Block? Come out Monday and tour the available spaces
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/16/better-block-pop-up-shop-tour-rescheduled-to-monday_33134/

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Church Hill Rotary Club

Mon Apr 21 6:00 pm
We meet Mondays at Patrick Henry’s Pub upstairs. Happy Half 6:00, meeting at 6:30. Check us out on Facebook at The Formation of Church Hill Rotary. Come see what Rotary is all about and how we are helping our community!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Formation-of-Church-Hill-Rotary/479272425521007?fref=ts

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RECYCLING WEEK

Mon Apr 21 6:00 pm

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Taekwondo at the Robinson

Mon Apr 21 7:00 pm
The Robinson Theater is hosting a weekly, spring, tae kwon do class for all ages. Monday for Adults at 7 and Wednesday for youth at 6.

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Yoga at the Robinson

Mon Apr 21 6:00 pm
The Robinson Theater (located on 29th and Q Street in Church Hill) is hosting it’s spring Yoga, weekly on Monday nights at 6 p.m.

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Zumba at the Robinson

Mon Apr 21 5:00 pm
This is a Monday/Wednesday class from 5-6.

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Church Hill North neighborhood transformation meeting

Tue Apr 22 6:30 pm
The next public meeting on the Church Hill North neighborhood transformation effort will be held April 22, 2014 (6:30 – 8:00 PM) at Woodville Elementary School (2000 North 28th Street)
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/14/church-hill-north-neighborhood-transformation-public-meeting-set-for-next-tuesday_33076/

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CAR meeting

Tue Apr 22 3:30 pm
Every 4th Tuesday at 5th Floor Conference Room of City Hall
Related posts: http://chpn.net/news/tag/car/

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Friends of Jefferson Park meeting

Tue Apr 22 6:00 pm
The next Friends of Jefferson Park meeting will be on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 PM at 801 North 24th Street.
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/14/friends-of-jefferson-park-meet-next-week_33077/

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Hip Hop at the Robinson

Tue Apr 22 5:00 pm
The Robinson Theater (located on 29th and Q Street in Church Hill)is hosting its spring Hip hop class for ages 8 and up. It is a weekly class from 5-6 on Tuesdays.

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Rocketts Art Studios Art Show & Sale

Tue Apr 22 4:00 pm
Three Great Evenings of Art and fun gifts for Church Hill Residents and Friends of Rocketts Art Studios at 4401 East Main St…one block before The Boathouse Restaurant. Hundreds of abstract paintings, art, jewelry, gifts, pottery, textiles…like a 1st Friday art tour but on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 22-24th from 4 to 8pm each night. Come and see what the buzz is all about..at the corner of East Main, Dock and Nicholson in the tan double wide metal building on white stilts! Walk up the left outside entrance…and meet all of your friends there!

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Fairfield Court Tenants Council

Wed Apr 23 5:00 pm
Every 4th Wed at 2506 Phaup Street

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Karaoke Wednesday at Sarahfran’s

Wed Apr 23 7:00 pm
We’re backkkkkk. Join us at Sarahfran’s from 7pm to 10pm with the return of Karaoke Wednesday!

Sarahfran’s
412 N. 25th Street
804-343-0061

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Taekwondo at the Robinson

Wed Apr 23 6:00 pm
The Robinson Theater (located on 29th and Q street in Church Hill) is hosting its Spring Tae Kwon Do class. Youth focused class is every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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Urban Farmhouse Farmers Market

Fri Apr 25 4:00 pm
The Urban Farmhouse Farmers Market sponsored by GrowRVA will be every fourth Friday of the month from 4-9 PM.

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2014 Hoops for Health and Healthy Living Festival

Sat Apr 26 6:30 pm
The 2014 Hoops for Health and Healthy Living Festival at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club on R Street will be Saturday, April 26. The day will feature a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for girls and boys in grades 6-8.
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/09/hoops-for-health-and-healthy-living-festival-set-for-boys-and-girls-club_32928/

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Jonathan Vassar, The Bones, Psalmships at GloebHopper

Sat Apr 26 6:00 pm
The Listening Room presents at GlobeHopper Jonathan Vassar, The Bones of J.R. Jones (PA). & Psalmships (PA). Three solo songwriters in three short sets.

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National Rebuilding Day

Sat Apr 26 8:00 am
Join us for National Rebuilding Day in Richmond
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00am – 5:00pm, rain or shine
Serving Church Hill
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/07/national-rebuilding-day-to-help-with-50-homes_32847/

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/19/this-weeks-calendar-307_33157/

Apr 16 '14

180RVA leading fight against Pear Street, Dock Street developments

The group formerly known as Libby Hill View Watch has rebranded as 180RVA and come out swinging. Their first tweet from Sunday promises a war, and a press release from yesterday outlines the fight against Richmond on the James AKA Dock Street and The James at River Bend AKA Pear Street.

MORE @ CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/16/180rva-leading-fight-against-pear-street-dock-street-developments_33116/

Apr 15 '14

Road closures for the Collegiate Road National Championships

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The Collegiate Road National Championships bicycle races will be held in Richmond the weekend of May 2-4.

The race on Sunday will be longest of the three, and will pass through the area on Main Street, Libby Hill, and Franklin Street.

Streets north of Broad will be closed that day, combined with the fact that Libby Hill should be the premier observation spot along the entire route pretty much ensures that traffic will be complex that day.

The World Road Cycling Championships will take place on the same route in 2015, and is expected to attract exponentially more attention and crowds.

Road closures for Sunday, May 4 Road closures for Sunday, May 4

See a map of the road closures for all 3 days.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/15/road-closures-for-the-collegiate-road-national-championships_33109/

Apr 15 '14
Apr 14 '14

Anybody hear a boom?

From about 7PM:

Just heard and felt loud explosion like noise coming somewhere behind us 33rd & E. Broad. Anybody know anything?

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/04/14/anybody-hear-a-boom_33104/

Apr 14 '14

churchhilltv:

Hispania Bakery is based in Church Hill and you can find Maria’s delicious baked goods at the Union Market, 2306 Jefferson Avenue.