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Pear Street, Build a Better Block, crime report, and more at 7th District Meeting

May 20, 2014 11:20 am by

Cynthia Newbille hosted a 7th District Meeting last night, Monday May 19th, at the Family Resource Center on Jefferson Avenue.

The room started full and folks trickled in as the meeting progressed with ultimately about 50 people in attendance (including representatives from New Visions Civic Association, Union Hill Civic Association, and Church Hill Association).

The video is divided into 20 minute segments, with a breakdown of the speakers listed above.

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Sean O’Brien (Bon Secours Health Systems) (3:00 – 6:30)
7th District East End Economic Summit

The 7th District East End Economic Summit will be held Friday June 13, 2014 3:00 – 5:00 PM at The Robinson Theater. Announcements coming, will have a marching band afterward down to the Build a Better Block on 25th Street.

Jeff Fitch (Sports Backers) (6:30 – 15:15)
Build a Better Block

Build a Better Block will on the 1000 and 1100 blocks of 25th Street on Friday June 13th and Saturday 14th, from Friday evening to Saturday afternoon. Food trucks, pop-up retailers in currently vacant storefronts (including a coffee shop & restaurant) both days, with a movie Friday evening; Saturday AM is 5k run/walk. MORE INFO

There will also be a Neighborhood Walk & Talk that Saturday organized by Partnership for Smarter Growth.

Bobby Vincent (Dept. of Public Works) (15:15 – 20:00)
Alley Repair & Traffic Circles and Crosswalks Updates

Alley blitz is underway, will be going through July. Have completed 305 alleys citywide so far. Fairmount Avenue and Nine Mile Road will be paved this year, some roads in Fulton.

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Bobby Vincent & Torrance Robinson (Dept. of Public Works) (0:00 – 20:00)
Alley Repair & Traffic Circles and Crosswalks Updates

Regarding sidewalk repair; on the spot about needing roads paved in Fairmount.

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Torrance Robinson (Dept. of Public Works) (0:00 – 6:40)
Alley Repair & Traffic Circles and Crosswalks Updates

Traffic circle coming to 23rd and Fairfield, roundabout in the near future for 25th/Nine Mile/Fairmount.

New Procurement and Vendor Services Updates (City of Richmond) (6:40 – 20:00)

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New Procurement and Vendor Services Updates (City of Richmond) (0:00 – 1:20)

Lt. Dan Minton (City of Richmond Police Department) (1:20 – 19:20)
7th District Crime Stats

Sector 111: A list of stupid aggravated assaults: rock throwing, biting. Crime is down slightly in Sector 111. Shed burglaries are up; 2 juveniles have been arrested. There was a python in Chimborazo Park. Whitcomb Court Community Walk on Wednesday at 5:30 PM. Violent crime is down in Sector 113, shoplifting at the Family Dollar is up (Cynthia Newbille: “The store is pretty filthy”). There is a push to clean up the area around Ocean Grocery. Come out to the Sector Problem Solving Workshop on May 31 at MLK Middle School.

Cynthia Newbille (7th District Council Representative) (19:20 – 20:00)
Announcements

Farmers Market opens Saturday June 7 (8:00 AM – noon) in Chimborazo Park.

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Cynthia Newbille (7th District Council Representative)
Announcement

Farmers Market opens Saturday June 7 (8:00 AM – noon) in Chimborazo Park. Will be other pop-up markers in key areas of the district.

Pear Street comes before Land Use on Thursday and City Council on Tuesday. Newbille is awaiting written documentation from the city attorney regarding this as a precedent setting SUP. Still having conversations with people on the topic. Does not say where she stands.

National Night Out planning is underway.

A push is still being made to get a full service grocery store into the area. (In 2006 then-Councilwoman McQuinn said we’d see a grocery store at 25th and Nine Mile by 2008.)

Next meeting will be July 21, 2014.


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