Showing posts from February 7, 2016

Boulevard Site Development Survey Extended to Feb. 29

The City is requesting public input on an online survey to help determine possibilities for developing and best utilization of the City’s land in the Boulevard area. The community input online survey for the Preliminary Market Analysis of the Boulevard is accessible on, . The online survey will remain open through Feb. 29 . Residents are also invited to share any comments they have about the potential redevelopment of the Boulevard by emailing .

City Names Artist for Riverfront Art Project

The City of Richmond and Public Art Commission are excited to announce the selection of Joshua Wiener as the artist for the Riverfront Art Project. Wiener was selected by the Riverfront Art Project team that is made up of key stakeholders for the riverfront and the City. Wiener is a sculptural artist who works in large form stone and metal, while integrating the natural environment into his work. “I am pleased to see the public art aspect of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge moving forward with the artist selection and call for public input,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “This new bridge and related artwork redefine our relationship with our city’s crown jewel, the James River, as we expand our visual and direct access to the Richmond riverfront.” Joshua Wiener and the Public Art Commission are hosting a public meeting to obtain input for the integration of art with the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge project. The community is invited to attend this meeting on Saturday, Feb

East End Festival to Take Place May 6-8

On Tuesday, February 9, Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Cynthia Newbille, Richmond City 7th District Councilwoman, Richmond Public Schools, Bon Secours Richmond Health System and the Richmond Symphony announced a special festival celebrating communities in Richmond’s East End. The RVA East End Festival: The Gift of Music will be an inclusive community celebration taking place May 6-8. The Richmond Symphony will setup their “Big Tent” for the festival, giving many professional, community and school groups a chance to perform on the Symphony’s new state-of-the-art outdoor stage. "This new festival in the East End is exactly the type of outcome we envisioned with the Richmond Symphony’s acquisition of their new “Big Tent,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones "Expanding the Symphony’s footprint into neighborhoods like the East End is only the beginning of the wonderful partnerships and community engagement that this mobility will continue to inspire. I’m so pleased that many of our elementary sch

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Approved

~ Mayor Jones calls vote ‘major milestone’ for the City of Richmond ~ Mayor Dwight C. Jones issued the following statement following successful passage of a city ordinance authorizing the Chief Administrative Officer to execute a development agreement for the Broad Street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project: “This evening’s vote marks a major milestone for the city of Richmond and our region. Since 2009, we have worked in support of the implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to provide our residents with greater mobility and access to jobs, education and healthcare. The project that was approved tonight meets those goals and is an important first step toward a region-wide rapid transit system. Our BRT project – the “Pulse” -- is not only an investment in our present, this is an investment in our future. “The Pulse will be a stimulus for job growth, creating nearly 400 jobs within the City of Richmond and stimulating nearly $35 million in economic impact. The projec