Archive for “Housing”

Monroe Ward rezoning for new residential building

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: The Richmond Planning Commission voted unanimously last week to recommend approval of a rezoning that would allow a multistory residential building to be built in the Monroe Ward area of downtown. The proposed building, which would go up at East Canal and South First streets, could have up to 93 units […]

Mayor Dwight Jones, RRHA CEO and HUD officials to announce award of groundbreaking HUD initiative

Mayor Dwight Jones, RRHA CEO Adrienne Goolsby and HUD officials will announce award of groundbreaking HUD initiative, to be held on


Jackson Ward’s Meredith House is closer to becoming completed.

1200 West Marshall

Student Housing opening in the Carver Community

Have you seen the construction? It’s hard for one to miss the huge wooden exterior currently under construction in historic Carver.

Rally for Homeownership

Update, 10/15/12: Read press about the event, here. Original Post: On Thursday, October 11, the Virginia Rally for Homeownership will take place at CenterStage. The rally is from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and includes a free lunch and ice cream with entertainment by the No BS! Brass Band.

End of Jackson

Better Days Ahead For The Meredith House

After two centuries, this tumble down house is still hanging on, barely.  According to Historic Richmond it won’t have to wait much longer for some love.  It has been known here alternatively as the “End of Jackson“, Barack Obama’s Summer White House and the “Ugliest House in Richmond, it is known to the rest world […]

More Condos… via Chicago, sort of…

Photo Credit: MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH I found this story from the Times Dispatch via  the Chicago Tribune .  While credited, the story is printed in whole without any links back to the RTD.   Can they do that?  What’s more, why?  For what its worth, here’s the link back to the original article.   Go there to read the entire […]

Charles Sidney Gilpin Receives a Dubious Honor

One of the most distinguished actors of his day, Charles Sidney Gilpin, was honored last month when this historical marker was placed  near his birthplace in the heart of public housing complex that bears his name.  There is money in Mayor Jones proposed budget for the redevelopment of the six remaining housing projects in Richmond.  Here’s what Mark […]

A Room With a View

Are you a young, rad and chill musician?   This may be just the ticket for you. On St. James BEFORE the highway which I take to mean South of I95, though the embedded map, which appears to be a mistake, shows it smack dab in the middle of Gilpin. 

1322 @ Broad

Eyesore to become mixed residential/retail

via Richmond BizSense: Another eyesore along the West Broad Street corridor near Virginia Commonwealth University might soon get a little sprucing up. Local general contractor and developer City & Guilds filed a special use permit for 1322 W. Broad St., near the intersection of Broad and Bowe, for a four-story apartment building with retail space […]

eggleston plaza

Eggleston Plaza/Croaker’s Spot Goes Before City Council Monday

This from Will Jones in today’s RTD: The site of Richmond’s landmark Eggleston Hotel could soon be redeveloped into 31 apartments, with space set aside to bring a popular restaurant (Croaker’s Spot) back to Jackson Ward. Developer Kelvin Hanson’s proposal for property on North Second Street, where the vacant hotel partially collapsed in 2009 and was […]

It’s Move in Day at the John Marshall

The first residents are moving in this week, with more coming as work progresses. A wedding is scheduled this weekend, this first in decades.  Here’s a tour courtesy of the RTD

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