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VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/23/fairmount-in-for-annexation-1906_27187/
VIA Where You Live Makes All The Difference: An Opportunity Map of the Richmond Region (PDF), a 26-page look at the health, transportation, housing, and education opportunities in the area.
Where You Live Makes All the Difference: An Opportunity Map of the Richmond Region maps over twenty-two socioeconomic metrics to illustrate the role that where one lives has on accessing those characteristics that everybody looks for when deciding where to live: good schools, safe homes, close to work, nice neighborhood, etc. Where we live directly impacts the schools our children attend. It also impacts our ability to get a sustainable home mortgage, our potential job opportunities if we don’t have a car, our ability to create wealth, and provide for our families. In short, where you live directly influences your ability to access the opportunity cycle – that is the opportunity to get a good education, a good job, purchase a home, build wealth, and pass that wealth along to your children. Brian Koziol, author of the report and HOME’s housing research analyst stated, “Because of past policies, we have isolated residents into areas of low opportunity. We must figure out a way to pave the way for them to create generational wealth and opportunities for their children.”
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/21/inequality-and-i-64_27157/
A press release sent out last week:
On May 11, 2013, Church Hill neighborhood will welcome new home owners, thanks to historic Nolde Bakery Condominiums opening their doors and selling luxury property.
Seven years ago, the building was converted into condominium residences – 23 of the 77 homes were sold. With a rapidly deteriorating housing market, Nolde’s owner, Marathon Development Group, decided to lease the remaining 54 units.
“The Nolde Bakery building is a historic property with stories and memories that Richmonders will always remember. We recognized its ability to become a very special residence and converted the spaces into modern condos while preserving the nostalgic essence,” explained owner Buddy Gadams. “As the developer, I was disappointed in 2006 when the declining housing market delayed our plans. But today the economy has turned around and the time feels right to resume sales. The community now has the opportunity to own, what we believe, is a very unique place to call home.”
Existing residents who rent will have the opportunity to purchase their homes. Additionally, Nolde is creating a VIP list for those who are interested in getting an exclusive preview of two new designer models before the grand opening to the public – and a chance to purchase early at introductory prices. People can sign-up on the website for VIP status at noldecondos.com. Residences range from 1 bedrooms starting at the $150’s to 2 bedrooms from the $190’s. Another incentive for interested homebuyers is that Nolde management has negotiated favorable mortgage rate programs with their preferred lenders.
Nolde Sales Manager Liz McCormick, who resides as a tenant in the building too, said, “Church Hill has always been known for its charm and character, now it also offers a unique condo living experience, available at very reasonable prices that fare better than renting. Nolde owners will have a luxury home with secure, gated garage parking and a gated entrance, generous amenities such as a movie theatre room, fitness center, resident lounge, a grilling area and dog park, and newly renovated space throughout the stylish building.” McCormick continued, “Since I personally live at Nolde, I’m thrilled to be both a neighbor and ambassador for this historic landmark that has stood the test of time, from baking to beautiful homes.”
The official grand opening kicks off the weekend of May 11th – for more information and to be included in the VIP early preview list, call 804.225.5500 and visit www.noldecondos.com.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/20/nolde-condos-back-on-the-market_27145/
[…] how much I adore Dutch & Company, a new Church Hill spot whose quaint dining room and quiet, vintage décor belie the crazy amount of talent tucked within its four walls. […]
Like the lived-in vibe of its neighborhood, Dutch & Company is one of those restaurants that feels as if it’s been doing its thing for years — only its thing is constantly innovating and its years are just the beginning of many to come.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/11/%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85-for-dutch-co_26951/
CBS 6 obtained a number of photos showing buckets in several classrooms at Fairfield Court Elementary, placed to collect what’s leaking from the ceiling inside that East End school.
“’Basically, he says it`s nasty,” said Lakecha Lewis.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/11/fairfield-court-es-is-leaking-something-nasty_26949/
Last night the structure containing Sub Rosa Bakery, at 620 N. 25th Street, caught fire. No word yet on whether the fire started in Sub Rosa Bakery or if the nearby Ardent Craft Ales was damaged as well.
The building is now condemned. More as it develops.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/03/fire-at-sub-rosa_26761/
While it is early, the homicide rate in Richmond is setting a record, but in a good way. There have been only four murders so far this year. Authorities said Monday, that’s the lowest number per quarter on record.
To someone who hasn’t been in this city for decades, it might sound callous to say we’re in “a good place” when it comes to murders. Monday, prosecutors said their experience shows they have good reason to say that and they’ve worked hard for those words.
Two of the 4 killings have been in the East End, the other 2 were in Southside. 2009 and 2012 are the best two years on record for the East End of at least the last 50 or so, with each only seeing 9 killings. The East End saw 41 killings in 1993, and 34 in 1994.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/02/murder-at-a-record-low_26756/
Style Weekly‘s annual State of the Plate issue, their in-depth look Richmond’s restaurant scene, again has props for this end of town.
First off, the biggie: Aziza’s on Main was named as the 2013 Restaurant of the Year:
Not everyone will get it. The place is so low-key it’s almost invisible while Shockoe Bottom churns around it. The small, brick-walled cafe called Aziza’s on Main is wedged next to a family-run pharmacy and has only 10 tables and a bar, with a brick oven glowing in back. The atmosphere is a bit rough around the edges, but somehow that makes the contrast of elegantly personal food more acute.
Inside are served some of the city’s most flavorful, fascinating meals with a humble spirit that’s refreshing in an age of branding and bragging.
Dutch & Company
400 N. 27th St., 643-8824
Dutch & Co., adding to the destination dining of Church Hill, is among the best of the class in newcomers to the local restaurant scene. With artful European touches, a three-course menu at $28, expert service and vintage decor, it’s a gentle charmer that’s winning raves. — Deveron Timberlake
ame with the Roosevelt at 623 N. 25th St., where gently historic warmth and a subtle palette already have inspired copycats. “I always like the handsome facade at the Roosevelt and its someone’s-dining-room feel,” Basch says. “It welcomes guests warmly as soon as they step over the threshold.”
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/12/azizas-on-main-named-restaurant-of-the-year_26571/
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