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Glenwood Ave Apartments Project Moving Forward

Remember all those stories we’ve posted about the trolley barn and the proposed Glenwood Apartments project? There has been a LOT of public discussion about this project. Many people against and for.

Click Here for Some History on the Project

Two big procedural requirements to move the project forward have been approved:

1) “The City of Richmond has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.”

2) “On or about October 19, 2018 the City of Richmond will authorize Glenwood Ridge Apartments, LLC. to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Project Based Voucher funds under Section 8(o) of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake a project known as Glenwood Ridge Apartments for the purpose of the construction of 82 units at 3801 and 3805 Glenwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23223, a project with a total estimated cost of approximately $19.1 million located at 3801 and 3805 Glenwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23223.”

You can Download the Full Statement Here which includes instructions for filing objections/comments which must be submitted by October 19th.

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9 comments

Mark 10/05/2018 at 2:00 PM

Yay.. more subsidized housing.. So glad I purchased a home here…..

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Me 10/05/2018 at 4:24 PM

It might be time to sell!

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Spacecat 10/05/2018 at 6:38 PM

More concentration of poverty in the East End. Some lessons are never learned.

At least the gas station will have more business.

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Running Dog 10/05/2018 at 10:06 PM

Wow, they are not able to manage and maintain the existing projects, go figure.

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Dave 10/06/2018 at 6:19 AM

I’m curious to see how this plays out for the park. Will Chimborazo Park return to being a crime ridden unsafe zone as it once was years ago?

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Tim 10/11/2018 at 11:21 AM

@Dave, While I’m not a fan of this project lets not jump to extremes and make assumptions of all Section 8 residents. One apartment complex doesn’t have to drastically change the make up of a neighborhood. In all likelihood most of the people who move here will be from the east end anyways. Maybe families or people in poor quality housing looking for an upgrade will move, assuming it’s managed well. Anyways, not a great project but lets take a deep breath before we assume the apocalypse is about to happen.

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LaWanda 12/25/2019 at 9:41 AM

It’s not the people living in low income housing that causes problems… It’s the people that comes to the low income housing that causes problems… You can’t just blame people living there that causes any problems…

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L. Johnson 01/02/2020 at 2:43 PM

This is a good look on many different sides. Not all people from low income housing/subsidized housing/the “projects” cause issues and problems. If the people that choose these residents examine the residents before placing them in this housing complex there should be no issues. It’s not on a scale of racial inequality that I see these comments being made because I see different “races/ethnic groups living in low income properties. You have to look at the “head” before you can make any assumptions. I personally believe this will make a good impression on those in low income housing to do a little better if they can. Richmond residents need not write off those in low income housing because many of you are 1 or 2 checks away from being considered “LOW INCOME”.

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Tiffanee Bankston 01/24/2020 at 2:52 PM

Wow these comments just made me sad for my son’s future In this country.

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