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Sugar Pad demolition starts Monday

Demolition begins this Monday, March 6, 2017 to remove the 4-foot concrete warehouse foundation (AKA Sugar Pad) for the Intermediate Terminal and Riverfront Public Access Project.

The second phase also includes grading, seeding and refurbishing the Terminal Dock, and is expected to be completed by June. At completion the dock will be ready to receive cruise ship traffic.

Ahead of Phase III, as part of the Riverfront Master Plan, a public meeting will be scheduled in the near future to present conceptual options for the Terminal Dock and Lehigh Property. The improvements at both the Terminal Dock and Lehigh properties are expected to provide public park space and public riverfront access.

A conceptual plan from 2015 (ABOVE) (LARGER) illustrates a much more polished version of the area, connecting a dock area to a public promenade in front of the planned Stone Brewing Restaurant.

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PHOTO (Sugar Pad): Google Maps April 2014

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Kathi Sanders
Kathi Sanders
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Robert J. Smith III
Robert J. Smith III
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David Bass
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Quentin Cannatella
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Kyle Bowles
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Kendall Kapetanakis
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Kim Y. Blount
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Ann Schweitzer
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Daniel Murrow
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Samantha Soller
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Melissa Howard
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Joshua Champagne
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James
James
3 years ago

So wharf street is closing? Traffic diverted to main?

Andrea
Andrea
3 years ago

this link takes you to the most recent planning concepts for the site (above rendering is very old)
http://www.richmondgov.com/PlanningAndDevelopmentReview/documents/PlansRiverfront/2016_1115_Downriver_presentation_KR.pdf

Church Hill People's News
Church Hill People's News
3 years ago

Awesome, thank you!

Hope Taylor
Hope Taylor
2020 years ago

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gale
gale
3 years ago

I sure hope they can demolish this without closing Wharf STreet!

Patrick Sullivan
Patrick Sullivan
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Sean Pyle
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Jeff Kelley
Jeff Kelley
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Michael Onsel
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Michael Grabow
Michael Grabow
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Jessica Shook
Jessica Shook
3 years ago

Cruise ship traffic?! How awful! Just think of what that will do to the river!

Alex Goodmundson
Alex Goodmundson
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Stuart Harnsberger
Stuart Harnsberger
3 years ago

Noooooooooooo

Doug Kipps
Doug Kipps
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Melinda
Melinda
3 years ago

More pollution of every kind. Almost makes me regret the years of work done by so many to save and get people to this area.

ST
ST
3 years ago

Sure will be terrible to see someone do something nice with that abandoned industrial site.

Travis Henschel
Travis Henschel
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Brad Harger
Brad Harger
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J
3 years ago

Why turn it into something nice when we could just refurbish it as more parking?

Who doesn’t want to visit a nice parking lot?

Dubois2
Dubois2
3 years ago

Its my understanding that cruise ships dump sewage and waste in international waters because, somehow, there is no law for that to be against.

How is it that they will be polluting the James? Please educate me, if anyone knows. Generally I’d like them to come to Richmond, support our economy, and not pollute. How do we get that?

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MP
MP
3 years ago

@5 & @10 – There is no way for cruise ships to come to Richmond. The James is not deep enough for their draft. The ships illustrated here are of similar size to those docked 100 yards down river at Rocket’s Landing. There are also several bridges that would not have the clearance needed for cruise ships.

It’s a non-issue.

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Juliellen
Juliellen
3 years ago

River boat cruise ships. Not ocean cruise ships. Yes, it’s A Thing.

bill
bill
3 years ago

sewerage in the river comes from your house via the city CSO. so where is the public outrage to fix that?

Chris d.
Chris d.
3 years ago

Come on guys…..have any of you every actually been on the river in a boat?? The James is a WORKING river. There are tons of working boats on it. Ocean going vessels travel to Deep Water Terminal all the time. Tugs push barges all over the place. There’s mining operations every where and DuPont, Phillip Morris, and bunches of industrial plants have docks. And the further you go south the busier it gets. And YES…. Cruise ships do indeed dock in Richmond. Not Ocean vessels but ships like Viking River Cruises do. And no…..A ship cannot just dump its sewage… Read more »

Daniel S
Daniel S
3 years ago

Calm down people. I bet most of you did not realize that right across the river from Libby hill and rockets landing is the main Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant. And that little spillway that dumps into the water, right across from Rockets, where do you think that water is coming from? For yall newbies to Richmond, they are talking about a river boat cruise ship like the “Annabel Lee” that used to dock at Sugar Pad. These are just smaller river boats that do cruises on the James. @ Jessica Shook and Dubious2 FYI, The whole length of sugar pad… Read more »

Daniel S
Daniel S
3 years ago

Sorry, had to add this. Google map the “Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant” across from Rockets (or Conch). Look at the spillway from the plant where it dumps “clean” water into the river. You can almost see the turds floating by…

ray
ray
3 years ago

Anyone want to petition City Council to ban all motorized boats on the James — at least this side of the Port of Richmond — that are run by fossil fuels? Electric motors would be OK but gas and diesel powered ones would be out. Jet skis would also be banned under this proposal.

Just wondering…………….

bill
bill
3 years ago

the CSO/no part of the CSO has never been fixed. just a bunch of half-assed tinkering

tiny
tiny
3 years ago

Oh course it’s river boat cruises, just like the Annabelle Lee that used to dock here. My goodness, what a lot of panic!

Juliellen
Juliellen
3 years ago

@ray, the City Council has very little if any jurisdiction over a navigable river. The dock at the sugar pad is a working, industrial dock. Tugboats and barges and river cruise ships and dinner cruise ships use it. It’s pretty cool that goods can arrive this way instead of only by trucks. Farther downriver you’ll see cargo ships heading to and leaving from the Port of Richmond terminal. You can kayak and go see it for yourself. There’s a lot more to the river than what you see from Libby Hill.

ray
ray
3 years ago

Thanks, Juliellen, but as a longtime “river rat” I think I know just about every nook and cranny (yea, a bit of an exaggeration) on both sides of the James from Bremo Bluff to Hopewell.

My question in #17 is simply asked out of curiosity, not advocacy.

Justin Fritch
Justin Fritch
3 years ago

Sign, only on CHPN would I see announcements about a park turn into complaints about added pollution..

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