Economic & Community Development News

April 22nd, 2010

Tomorrow, Friday, April 23, 2010, the HUD Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships presents "We All Win: Housing for People with Barriers Renting & Profiting Together." Held at the 25th Street Community Service Center at 15th and M Streets, sessions begin at 1:15 and 2:30 p.m. For additional information, please click here.

April 21st, 2010

The season opening of the historic 17th Street Farmers' Market is this Saturday, April 24th. Growers' Market hours are between 9:00 am and 4:00. Please click here to visit the market's website for more information on the market and additional special events scheduled throughout the season. Sign up online to receive additional special event information!

March 31st, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010: The Mayor's proposed 2010-2011 Consolidated Action Plan and budget for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs was introduced at City Council on March 22nd and is now available for public review and comment. There are also copies of the document available for review at each of the public library branches. City Council will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on the annual Action Plan and budget at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 26th at 6:00 PM. The document must be approved by City Council and submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by May 15th, 2010.

March 26th, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010: Help Richmond win a project that will bring ultra-high speed broadband to our is the technological equivalent of winning the Olympics! Today the city of Richmond will submit an application for the Google Fiber for Communities Project that will build a broadband network that delivers internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today. One of the biggest factors in Google's decision is community support! Click here to find out how you can help make this happen for Richmond.

March 25th, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010: Papa's Pizza held its grand opening celebration on Friday, March 12th, 2010. Business owners utilized financial assistance tools available through the city's Department of Economic & Community Development's Commercial Area Revitalization Effort (CARE) and Enterprise Zone programs. To read the full press release, click here.

March 25th, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010: The next city of Richmond tax sale auction will be held Tuesday, March 30th at Motley's Auction and Realty Group located at 4402 West Broad Street. For more information and a listing of the properties, please click here.

March 19th, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010: Papa's Pizza held its grand opening celebration today at their 214 Hull Street location. Utilizing financial assistance from the Department of Economic & Community Development's Commercial Area Revitalization Effort (CARE) and Enterprise Zone programs, this new Manchester district small business offers tradition New York style pizza. Click here for additional information.

March 2nd, 2010

March 2, 2010: MeadWestVaco held its grand opening celebration last night. Their new nine-story headquarters overlooking the James River is home to up to 700 employees and includes a state-of-the-art gym facility and cafeteria. Click below to read stories of the grand opening event from various news sources.

NBC12 News
Richmond Times Dispatch
Virginia Business

March 1st, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010: Click here to read the CBS 6 story highlighting the popularity of Richmond's Movieland theater along the Boulevard corridor. This past Saturday marked the theater's one-year anniversary in the city.

February 26th, 2010

February 26, 2010: Richmond Times Dispatch reports on future downtown development of former Reynolds Manufacturing industrial buildings into 170 apartments. Restaurants, retail shops and entertainment venues are likely to follow. To read this article, click here.

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