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Creighton Court redevelopment project suffers a $3 million dollar accounting setback

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

A $3 million accounting error tied to a major redevelopment project has created a hole for Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s administration to plug in the city’s general fund budget, according to a new snapshot of spending and revenues released earlier this month. The mistake, in effect, sent the new Richmond Department of Housing and Community Development $2.9 million into the red — more than twice what city leaders set aside for it during the fiscal year that began in July and runs through June 30. The overrun stems from the ongoing redevelopment of Creighton Court.

The Stoney administration is working to offset this deficit by introducing a general fund budget amendment this spring 2019. Richmond City Council will need to approve it.

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Jesse English
Jesse English
1 year ago

Richmond needs to sell all the “Courts” to private developers. RRHA controls way to much potentially tax producing property on prime sites.

Judith Kelley Spangler
Judith Kelley Spangler
1 year ago

Don’t you think someone in an authority position should have know this? Jut asking!!

Wendy Gayle March
Wendy Gayle March
1 year ago

Or just knock them down…

Leslie Perucci
Leslie Perucci
1 year ago

Can you find out what they are building off of government road down the street from Chimborazo park? I live in the lofty and I can see the construction from my balcony.

Victoria Lynn Davis
Victoria Lynn Davis
1 year ago

Get rid of them all.

Joyce Moller Fendley
Joyce Moller Fendley
1 year ago
Reply to  Leslie Perucci

Leslie Perucci its subsidized housing

Nia McCabe Strei
Nia McCabe Strei
1 year ago
Reply to  Leslie Perucci

Leslie Perucci Glenwood apartments

Gordon Miller
Gordon Miller
1 year ago

“No probs… we’ll raise real estate and food taxes!” – Dick McButtballs, City Official

Kathleen Decker Burden
Kathleen Decker Burden
1 year ago

And where would you have current residents go?

Kathleen Decker Burden
Kathleen Decker Burden
1 year ago

And what about current residents?

MamaSense
MamaSense
1 year ago

Victoria Lynn Davis; That’s what’s happening, just not an overnight thing.

Natease Monroe
Natease Monroe
1 year ago

There’s always some bull with city. Who’s really surprised.

Steffen Quaid Mahler
Steffen Quaid Mahler
1 year ago

Taylor Olenik this is that new development by the house

Telly Keys
Telly Keys
1 year ago
Reply to  Leslie Perucci

I wondered what it was.

Taylor Olenik
Taylor Olenik
1 year ago

Steffen Quaid Mahler ooooh wow

Dubois2
Dubois2
1 year ago

Mamasense, As I understood the last 7th district meeting I went to, there is absolutely no plan underway to knock down ANY of the courts. There is talk of renovating some of Creightons buildings and *maybe* knocking down one or two of the more damaged structures. At the same time, they are building, piece by piece, a massive new public housing project at the Old Armstrong site. And the city is dumping millions and millions into it. Each time after saying that it wouldn’t cost tax payers anywhere near that much. The per unit cost was already so high it… Read more »

Däniel Häsh
Däniel Häsh
1 year ago

and where would you like the residents to go?

SA Chaplin
SA Chaplin
1 year ago

@KDBurden -“Where would residents go if you knocked down the housing projects.” A valid concern. But if you give the residents plenty of notice (say, 12 months) —and even some assistance— they should be able to find something. Several years ago the last RRHA director offered tenants the opportunity to purchase RRHA houses for a discounted price and, I believe, little or no down payment. He received exactly zero responses to the offer. IMO, giving a person free or subsidized housing does not help them in the long term. At the least, it creates a sense of dependency, at worst,… Read more »

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Where will the residents go Kathleen? It’s THEIR responsibility to find a new place to live, not the taxpayers.

District 7 Citizen
District 7 Citizen
1 year ago

Instead of building out, they need to build up and create some low-income highrise housing that can accommodate many people on a small footprint. I have seen it done in other Virginia cities.

K
K
1 year ago

@ District 7 Citizen – like this?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruitt%E2%80%93Igoe

Watch “The Pruitt Igoe Myth” for a very frightening look into the realities of public housing.

bill
bill
1 year ago

K. Exactly.

Mary Anne
Mary Anne
1 year ago

Thank goodness there are a few people concerned with the welfare of the public housing residents. Not nearly enough though. Church Hill has really changed and I’m hoping that more newcomers to CH will wake up and speak out about the negative effects of gentrification. Some of the comments here show a complete lack of awareness about the impact gentrification has had on the affordable housing options available in CH.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

So Mary Anne you must feel good about rrha properties with no heat and the operators stealing residents utility money. Rrha is a criminal operation thanking you for your support.

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