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Glenwood Ridge project meeting set for 10/16

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Martha McConnell Looney
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Martha McConnell Looney

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Brian Colegrove
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Martha McConnell Looney
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Martha McConnell Looney

This is the last time to weigh in on this project. Please make your voice heard. Support is needed to help influence the critical details and keep it’s tenants and our neighborhood in positive living situations.

Ian
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Ian

I’ll be there. I’m very surprised by how various officials reviewing this project have treated it as inevitable while simultaneously ignoring things like the legal requirements for community involvement in the demolition of the historic building already on the property. Thanks @Martha for bringing the City’s legal requirements to their attention and getting this meeting scheduled.

Cisco
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Cisco

Blah!! Were DONE!

Get out while you can! This is a bad area anyway. Especially poorly maintained Glenwood Ave!

Matt Hillian
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Matt Hillian

I plan to attend the meeting and I would like to hear how this project is slated to impact our neighborhood schools.

Brian
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Brian

How is there not more discussion about this? Back on January 22nd, there were 112 comments about this and now, there are (including mine) four comments. Did everybody stop caring?

Paul
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Paul

@Brian – I certainly care. But I had wrote 3 emails to our councilmember Dr Newbille about this development back in the winter/spring and none received the courtesy of a response. From what I’ve gathered indirectly she wants this development to happen and the only thing she’s doing to appease the naysayers is finding money to extend the sidewalks along Glenwood. Her vision for the East End involves the maximum amount of low income housing that can be shoehorned in. Even if creates new pockets of concentrated poverty which housing policy experts agree is a failed model. Not good for… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

Agreed! If you care about this neighborhood and want to make your voice heard, then be at this meeting and influence what happens here!

lanny
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lanny

#6 – Thanks for your post. Lots of others share your decision to cool down on CHPN commenting. This forum had a good run though! Newbille’s lack of response to constituents is well known and despite being called out on that lack during various meetings, and despite giving her word publicly at those same meetings to do better…”better” aint’t happened. At one point when a commenter wrote here about her lack of responsiveness, CHPN claimed that perhaps Newbille doesn’t respond to constituents because she’s too busy with BIG district concerns. WTF? I attended a meeting when Newbille stated that what… Read more »

Ron
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Ron

There is another meeting this evening to discuss this development at the First Fire Station @ 308 N. 24th. St & is starting @6Pm.
So, please pass this information along to as many people as possible and show up! The meeting this evening might be our last chance to try and stop the demolition of the Trolley barn, save the Chesapeake Water Shed and prevent the developer from building that hideous looking development.

Annonymous
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Annonymous

So yet again…no communication from the city regarding any meetings…

LI
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LI

Hi Ron, tonight’s meeting is her regular monthly district meeting.

Due to intense public outcry, the city has now included the Church Hill Association as a formal “consulting party”. Meaning, we get to weigh in now. Legally, we were to have been included in the process all along.

What you can do: Email Kimberly.Chen@richmondgov.com and ask for what you want.

Also, email John Sieg at johnsieg@mson.com He is the CHA president and will be forming a committee.

The new, extended deadline for public comment is 11/18.

crd
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@9 and @10, the meeting at the fire station is Councilwoman Newbille’s regular seventh district meeting. There is a separate announcement right here on CHPN.

Eric S. Huffstutler
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Eric S. Huffstutler

On the Richmond City Council web page, it states: “The mission of Richmond City Council is to represent citizens in creating and amending local laws, providing government policy and oversight, and approving the city budget.” And “Richmond City Council is committed to creating a vibrant community that is a great place to live, work, learn, play, visit, and raise a family.” You make your own conclusion what Newbille is or isn’t doing legally or morally by those statements. I can attest that Newbille does not respond to emails. She has never for the entire time she has been in office.… Read more »

Martha J Looney
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Martha J Looney

We placed our formal requests to the city and included both The State and Federal Councils on Historic Preservation. As a result of the 10/16 meeting, the Feds were also included as Formal Consulting Parties (think “internal affairs”)

We did this by the deadline and the State has agreed to a formal hearing in early December where the Final Draft Memorandum of Agreement will be decided.

This “MOA” will be the law. The developer must do what is in it or “no permits for you”.