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ULI Virginia asks “Has the East End of Tomorrow Arrived?”

Urban Land Institute Virginia is hosting “Has the East End of Tomorrow Arrived?” next week at the Sarah Garland Jones Center on Nine Mile:

Date: September 20, 2017

7:30am – Registration & Networking
8:00 am – Breakfast & Program
9:00 am – Q&A

Venue: Front Porch Café

Garland Center
2600 Nine Mile Road
Richmond, VA 23223

Registration Fees:
Members $30
Nonmembers $50

Preregistration fees based on RSVPs received prior to or on the September 18th deadline.

REGISTER HERE

On site registration fees increase by $10

Speakers:

Steve Markel, Vice Chairman, Markel

Stephen Weir, Executive Director, Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT)

Albert Walker, Director of Healthy Communities, Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Program Description:

Long known for its concentration of poverty and home to the city’s six large public housing projects, the East End of Richmond is transforming from a place we hide our poor to the place we prove we can all live, work and play together.

Is the East End becoming a model of urban revitalization?

Learn about the economic and community development activities underway and planned for the East End of Richmond, with a primary focus on Church Hill.

Register on line or call 1-800-321-5011 by Monday, September 18th.

Questions: jane.milici@uli.org or 804-873-5703

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13 comments

Brad Shupp 09/12/2017 at 9:22 AM

"…the East End of Richmond is transforming from a place we hide our poor to the place we prove we can all live, work and play together."

The "poor" are being pushed out of this city. As developers keep coming and buying up the land to transform it into a luxury lifestyle destination, there will be no where left for the residents who lived most of their lives here. And to the people of Richmond who are excited about the facelift this city is getting, remember with higher values on houses and land also includes higher taxes. That affordable rate you paid last year will be in the thousands sooner than you’re comfortable with.

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SA Chaplin 09/12/2017 at 3:02 PM

I hope that one topic of discussion is: “How do we muster the political will to eliminate the failed experiment known as public housing.” No good –and much bad– comes from these housing projects.

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Chris 09/13/2017 at 4:48 AM

The “poor” will remain so as long as we, “the taxpayers”, comtinue to reward them for not trying to better themselves.

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Emily Klinedinst 09/14/2017 at 11:49 PM

For what it’s worth, I’m pretty sure only 4/6 of the housing projects would be considered a East End.

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