A walk on the rocks near Belle Isle the amount of trash left by fellow citizens you’ll see is likely to send a nature lvoer into a rage. Unfocused rage does nobody any good. Channel that rage into action and join RVA Clean Sweep on Wednesday, August 24th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
We will meet in the parking lot at 22nd street & Riverside Drive
We’re going to tackle the rocks on the James River at the 22nd Street entrance AND we will also partner with the Springhill neighborhood to help with the litter generated from overflow parking in their neighborhood. This prevents the litter from reaching the river by the storm drain after a rain too!
Please wear closed toed shoes, sunscreen, and bring a water bottle.
There are clean-ups going on weekly. Head to the RVA Clean Sweep website to check out one near you and the RVA Clean Sweep Facebook is great for checking out images of everyone working hard to make our city a bit better.
Image: RVA Clean Sweep Facebook
Rezoning Request for a Mixed Use Building at Dunston and Westover Hill Boulevard
The rezoning – Planning Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for May 17th at 1:30pm and the request is to change from R-5 Residential.
Spotted on Forest View Neighborhood Facebook posted by Ashley
The rezoning signs have gone up for the Old Christmas Tree Lot that’s across from the Valero. The developer is applying for a Special Use Permit (R-63). It’s currently a R-5 Residential.
The rezoning – Planning Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for May 17th at 1:30pm. https://richmondva.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx I understand that you can submit comments ahead of the meeting.The developer (whom I have no association with- just sharing what I know) is planning on building a mix use building.– 3 Story Building– The third floor will be SIX Apartments ( Four 1 bedroom apartments and Two 2 bedroom apartments).– The second floor will be office space– And the first floor will be retail– Trash service will be a dumpster with a privacy screen– UPDATED: 9 spots parking spots + 1 handicapped parking spot = 10 parking spots behind the building but expected street parking will be used– At least a year lease for the apartments / targeting young professionals
The images were distributed at a Forest Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting.
South of the James Community Festival Morphing into Mile of Music at Forest Hill Park
On Saturday, June 12th you’ll be able to walk around Forest Hill Park and enjoy some sweet sounds.
In previous years the Richmond Symphony would set up their really big tent and host music. This year they’re still playing music but it’s a little different. On Saturday, June 12th you’ll be able to walk around Forest Hill Park and enjoy some sweet sounds.
While we are encouraged by the progress being made in the state of Virginia, the Richmond Symphony has decided to take a different direction with the South of the James Community Festival this year, primarily due to COVID and still needing to maintain social distancing protocols, etc. With that in mind, we are moving forward with an alternative approach.
Please join us at the new event, Mile for Music: https://fb.me/e/1eT2qOcJt
Over the course of two hours, Mile of Music will have several performing groups set-up along an approximate 1-mile route within Forest Hill Park – you can take your time to enjoy music in the park from 2-4pm! Hope to see you there!
Richmond BizSense Reporting: Nonprofit Little Hands that Clothes Babies Moves Into Stratford Hills
The nonprofit takes donated clothes and other items and distributes them to children.
From Richmond BizSense.com:
Little Hands opened a new office at 7101-L Forest Hill Ave. in the Shops at Stratford Hills in early April. The nonprofit collects donated new and like-new clothing, diapers, soap and other items for children up to 3 years old and then distributes the donations to children referred by its partner network.
“We provide essentials to young children in need in the greater Richmond area,” founder and executive director Taylor Keeney said. “That (age range) is in particular a time when kids are growing and constantly needing new clothing and gear.”
Little Hands launched out of Keeney’s garage in 2019, and by the fall of that year moved into a classroom at Second Baptist Church in Henrico. After heightened demand spurred by the pandemic, the nonprofit relocated again.
Details from Little Hands Instagram on how you can make a donation.
We are opening the doors to our new office on Wednesday! Come see us this week!
Our new office is located at 7101 Forest Hill Ave., Suite L, Richmond, VA 23225. It is in the Shops at Stratford Hills, right in between Publix and Target.
All donations must be brought to the back door. When you pull into the shopping center, drive around to the back (either around the Publix or Target). There is a sign on the Little Hands door! Ring the doorbell and a volunteer will meet you at the door.
For a refersher on the items we accept, and what must be new versus gently used, visit www.littlehandsva.org/how-to-help.
We will be posting our regular hours for the spring later this week, including some Saturday hours coming up in April. See you soon!