One of the last structures on the vacant block at 25th and Nine Mile fell today.
The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) has been actively clearing this area abutting 24th Street, Fairmount Avenue, and Nine Mile for at least the past 3 years. A call to the RRHA offices this morning reveals that a site plan is in the works for the large lot, a plan which should be available in mid-September.
In a 2006 interview, then-City Council 7th District representative Delores McQuinn indicated that the lot was being aquired with the intention of developing a commercial anchor, possibly uncluding a grocery store, at the gateway intersection. She also said at the time that would likely be 2-3 more years before a developer was brought in.