Chris Schwartz from the City of Richmond’s Parks, Recreations, and Community Facilities (PRCF) Department will be meeting virtually with community members to discuss and review possible replacement designs of the playground equipment in Carter Jones/Fonticello Park.
The equipment was removed due safety concerns after being vandalized late last year. The replacement equipment once selected and funded will be moved to the New Master plan location to start the Markiya Simone Dickson Imagination Zone. The park master plans will be posted in the comments of the event link.
We are encouraging KIDS ages 5-12 to attend this meeting. Chris says he always gets the best playground feedback from them.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2021 – 10am
Topic: Carter Jones / Fonticello Playground Meeting
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Webinar ID: 817 9689 0700
June Richmond Greek Festival Canceled
Although the June festival is canceled they are working on another version so stay tuned.
Due to the ongoing COVID Pandemic, the Richmond Greek Festival scheduled for June 3-6, 2021 has been canceled. We begin preparations for our Festival months in advance and with the current health climate, we are unable to do that while adhering to health and safety regulations.
However, we’re not giving up just yet– we’re exploring options to bring you a version of the Richmond Greek Festival you know and love later this year. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for updates.
We wish our friends, family, and the Richmond community good health and safety during this time.
Richmond BizSense.com Reporting Chipotle and 36 townhomes Planned for Stratford Hills
The planned development would go into the area around the former tattoo shop near Publix and Mexico.
This bit of news comes to us from Richmond BizSense.com:
Harper Associates is planning an expansion of the Shops at Stratford Hills, a retail center the company developed in the early 2000s.
Plans call for a new retail building to be occupied in part by Chipotle, and, if approved by the city, 36 townhomes on a roughly 3-acre plot next door at 6935 Forest Hill Ave.
Most of the land eyed for the townhomes is currently wooded, and the former Lock Stock & Barrel Tattoo building that sits on the site would be razed to make way for a new 6,500-square-foot, drive-thru-ready outparcel.
There is a catch.
In order to move forward with the expansion, Harper is seeking to revise the conditional use permit it was granted from the city when initially developing the center. Its application was filed with the city last month.
Friends of Bryan Park starting restoration on well-known Azalea Garden pond
The centerpiece of Bryan Park will soon be restored to its former glory thanks to several local groups.
From Friends of Bryan Park and GrowRVA: