Nice. Does anyone know the schedule or methodology for selection? I know the south-of-broaders got a few blocks done. I’m sure we all have ankle-breaking-holy-crap blocks we’d like to nominate.
I love to see sidewalk repairs and new ones going down. However, when will the property owners start to help with maintenance? Some sidewalks throughout the neighborhood are terrible. We need to take a little bit more pride in our neighborhood curb appeal.
Love the sidewalk. The sewer is still backed up there as of today… looked like the work they were doing would maybe fix this. Maybe there’s still hope.
Yes, people seem to ignore or not know that even though the sidewalk is a city easement, it is the “owner” or “tenants” of the house or business in front of it responsibility to make sure it is clear of leaves, trash, and snow. This is per Richmond, VA Code of Ordinances Richmond Code §90-42, §38-152, and maintaining it may even mean getting the city involved to fix things.
When I saw this sidewalk being installed around the corner, it reminded me to check on my request to have the 400 block of N 27h repaired or replaced and I have been doing so since August 2008 (8 years). Over that time, I was even given work order numbers but nothing has happened. On my side of the street there are 9 mature trees and 4 light poles. Trees that have gotten 8 years older and their roots now run the entire width of the sidewalk. Sidewalks since first reported are now used by patrons at Dutch and WPA (both should be concerned), as well as by us personally. And now, being on the walking Holiday House Tour, upwards to 400-500 visitors will each be susceptible to the same dangers of tripping and falling.
I was given a new order number last week with a promise that it would be completed by December but, we will see, and I am following up now with supervisors now. I think 8 years to wait for anything is long enough.
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