If you wish to weigh in on the proposed Richmond Riverfront Plan, maybe about the designation of Echo Harbor as possible future development, today is the day. The Richmond Planning Commission will have a public hearing TODAY at 1:30 PM. More information follows.
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A small piece on the Style Weekly website gives some updates on Echo Harbor: Theobald and developer Ross presented the project to downtown boosters Venture Richmond on April 9 and have been making the rounds trying to drum up support among civic groups. According to city planning staff, under a standard timeline City Council would [...]
Heather sent in some photos of the flooding yesterday morning, taken down at Dock Street around the area for which the Echo Harbor development is proposed.
The RTD is reporting that Better Housing Coalition’s Lynn McAteer and landscape architect Doug Cole were recommended this week for appointments the Richmond Planning Commission “which reviews development plans and makes recommendations to council on rezonings and special-use permits.” This, of course, is not as dry a topic as it may appear: The debate will [...]
F.T.Rea gives an overview of and opinion on the proposed Echo Harbor development: A campaign to convince City Council to give USP Echo Harbour what it wants has been underway. The developers have pointed at the money Richmond should rake in from new tax revenues. They’ve talked about the jobs their project will create. There’s [...]
The Norfolk’s Examiner connects some dots on the Echo Harbor project and campaign contributions: The decision on the controversial Echo Harbour development on the James River, has also proved rewarding for some past and present members of Richmond’s City Council, as their campaign accounts have benefited from donations. Thousands of dollars, as documented on the [...]
A meeting tonight that may be of interest: By far the more interesting meeting tonight will be an event organized by the Greater Jefferson Davis Area Civic Association and the Richmond Crusade for Voters that is being billed as a forum with Echo Harbour Developers.
In the wake of Council’s approval of the final amendments to the Downtown Master Plan, Richmond BizSense has put together a look at where things stand with Echo Harbor: That gives the developers a little bit of leeway, but they are still about two stories over the recommendations in the downtown plan. But that isnâ€™t [...]
Together We Stand, as part of their effort “to help make the Richmond Region the best possible place in the world to live, work and visit”, has a petition online showing support of the effort to preserve the view that named RIchmond. Reminiscent of the battle over Oakwood Heights, word has it that something of [...]
The folks behind the Echo Harbor proposal presented their most recent designs to the Church Hill Association tonight.
The next Church Hill Association membership meeting will be held Tuesday, May 19, at 7PM at St.John’s. Topics on the agenda include a presentation of a revised design for the Echo Harbor proposal, Historic Richmond Foundation on the publishing of the new Church Hill book, procedures and designs for historic plaques, and more. CHA members, [...]
Style Weekly has the story on how City Council seems to be closing ranks against the city’s planning director Rachel Flynn for for her flat rejection of amendments to the Downtown Master Plan that benefit the Echo Harbor : Critics of the process say those remaining amendments stem from the undue influence of private landholders [...]
The Planning Commission yesterday voted in favor of raising the heights allowed for development along the river and also in favor of rezoning the interior of Union Hill to R-63.
Writing for Style Weekly, Thad Williamson describes the conflict and politics at the core of the Echo Harbor proposal: Should the public allow high-rise condos in a flood plain that blocks public view of the river, the very view that led William Byrd II to name the city Richmond? The developers, Falls Church-based USP Rocketts [...]