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Eggleston Plaza/Croaker’s Spot Approved

With only Charles Samuels speaking out against the lack of parking, City Council unanimously approved the Eggleston Plaza project. Developers are only required to find 15 parking spots within a quarter mile for the 31 unit residential and retail building. There was little desire amongst anyone to slow this project down even with the parking […]

Parking Dispute Delays Eggleston Plaza

City Council took a look at the Eggleston Plaza during Monday’s meeting and sent it back to committee after a brief discussion.  Charles Samuels spoke in favor of the Planning Commission’s recommendations which called for 31 parking spaces, one for each dwelling unit and improvements to the facade.   By a 7 – 2 majority Council voted […]

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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 […]

Richmond Planet archives now digitized and searchable

Thanks the new Shockoe Examiner for tipping us off to the online archive of John Mitchell Jr.’s Richmond Planet.

Eggleston the top story for Richmond Free Press

The Apr.16-18 edition of the weekly Richmond Free Press has the collapse of the Eggleston Hotel as the top story. The issue also includes a reprint of a 1992 article by Neverette Eggleston Sr. recalling the history of the hotel.

Eggleston collapse should spur plan to save other distressed properties

Melissa Savenko says that lets not waste the moment looking to assign blame, but lets instead work to ensure that we don’t lose any more historic buildings: Just let’s make sure it doesn’t happen again. Stop wasting time pointing fingers and laying blame, and come up with a plan. Inventory all the endangered historic structures […]

Who is to blame for Eggleston collapse?

The RTD is digging into the pile of blame for the collapse of the Eggleston Hotel this past Saturday. The city lays the collapse on the owners’ for not taking action despite the urging of city official for years. The building’s owner, Neverett A. Eggleston Jr., sees it differently, saying that the city shares the […]

Firefighters kinda bummed…

Tobacco Avenue is gets the inside scoop on, like, what the firefighters were feeling at the Eggleston Hotel collapse on Saturday in Firefighters Kinda Bummed They Didn’t Get To Perform Daring Rescue In Building Collapse.

Eggleston debris to be cleared today

The debris-filled lot at 2nd and Leigh, formerly the site of the Eggleston Hotel, will be cleared beginning today. No word yet on who actually ended up paying for Saturday’s demolition.

Demolition of the Eggleston Hotel

Eggleston Hotel collapses after decades of neglect (UPDATED)

With plans for its rebirth as an apartment building stymied due to lack of funding, the Eggleston Hotel at the corner of 2nd and Leigh collapsed early this morning after decades of neglect.

Eggleston threatened with demolition

We’ve heard that the historic Eggleston Hotel has come close to emergency demolition in the past week due to its rapidly deteriorating condition. With work at the hotel apparently stalled since fences went up in November, maybe this will spur quicker action to save the landmark building.

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