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Richmond BizSense covers the Police Equestrian Center

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Jonathan Spiers from Richmond BizSense recently covered the upcoming final location and designs for the police department’s new equestrian center. The implications for the neighborhood are promising, as a mounted unit could provide more presence during the day and evening hours.

Richmond’s mounted unit dates back to 1894, making it one of the oldest continuously operating units in the country, according to the police department’s website.

The unit’s stables have been located at 801 Brook Road since 1972, but maintenance problems and flooding from storms have prompted the city to seek a replacement. A project description included in a UDC staff report notes that in 2004 and 2008, flooding from tropical storms trapped horses at the location and caused 3- to 4-foot-high water, mud and sewage to pour through the stables.

The plans for the new stables now go to the planning commission for final approval. Documents submitted to the UDC did not reflect a timeframe for the project.

Read more here!

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4 comments

Alex Goodmundson
Alex Goodmundson 06/17/2018 at 6:33 AM

In Churchill at that!

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Paul Clark Hammond
Paul Clark Hammond 06/17/2018 at 11:00 AM

Just passed the old barn under the freeway. I’m so glad to see they grabbed this nice new home.

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Katherine Jester
Katherine Jester 06/17/2018 at 11:08 AM

This is a long time coming. Our horses have been kept in abject conditions for years and it is a crying shame. I love bringing horses back to Church Hill. It’s a natural fit! When the house I’m sitting in was built, carts and buggies were more common than cars. Clip-Clop-Clip- Clop ?

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Paul Clark Hammond
Paul Clark Hammond 06/17/2018 at 3:20 PM

Crestview Rd & N 39th St, Richmond, VA 23223

https://goo.gl/maps/nJs7vE6HoBE2

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