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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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6 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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