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On tension around larger development in Union Hill

May 8, 2017 6:49 am by

Carol Hazard has a good long look at the tensions around development in the city’s Old and Historic districts, with a spotlight on Union Hill:

“We hear the complaints about new projects on vacant lots in Richmond’s Old and Historic Districts — too big, too banal, too something,” Crump said. “Sometimes, we hear opposing complaints about the same development: ‘It should look historic!’ ‘No, it should look modern!’

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Nowhere is the tension more apparent than in Union Hill, which has made a comeback in the past decade after being largely ignored and abandoned.


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