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Jefferson Avenue Improvements Open House: Tuesday 10/23

10/08/2018 12:00 PM by
Where: The East End District Center, 701 N. 25th St.
When: Tuesday October 23 between 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
What is it? Come for an opportunity to see and comment on the Richmond Department of Public Works & Timmons Group’s initial proposals for improvement to Jefferson Avenue.
There will be three displays depicting proposed improvements which will be implemented in phases, as funding becomes available. The initial focus of safety improvements, according to Ms. Newbille’s office, will be at N. 24th Street & E. Leigh Street (between Union Market & the old Family Resource Center). It is these improvements that we are being asked to view and comment on.
These conceptual improvements are made possible by the $500,000 of city funds secured by Councilwoman Newbille, and are expected to be based on the 2015 conceptual design for a greener and more walkable Jefferson Avenue developed through community processes sponsored by the U.S. EPA’s Greening America’s Capitals program, available  HERE!

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Some Background History
At the June meeting of the UHCA, Councilwoman Newbille announced that a budget item in the amount of $500,000 for Jefferson Ave. has been included in and approved for the up coming fiscal year. This is an initial step toward implementing the EPA Greening of America’s Capital Grant awarded to Richmond in 2015.

The funding for this project starts July 1, 2018 (FY19). A design consultant will be assigned in July 2018. A pre-scope meeting will be held in July with Internal-City Staff. A scope meeting held in early August will be followed with a project schedule. In August there will be a community meeting.

This infusion of funds moves us closer to a safer, greener and more vibrant Jefferson Ave. Each of you gave support to this project at some time during the last four years and we want to thank you. Without your encouragement and vote of confidence, this mile stone would not have happened.

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