Drone Video of Manchester Development

A reader just sent us his cool drone video exploring the crane that is being used to construct the new Manchester high rise going in at 505 Porter St just northeast of Legend Brewing. Greg Montalto's Facebook post entitled "Craning my flying robot for a better view of Manchester development" has some awesome close up shots of

CBS 6 News: “Neighbors irate ‘eyesore’ school costs taxpayers $26K a year to maintain”

CBS 6 News Problem Solvers just did a story entitled "Neighbors irate ‘eyesore’ school costs taxpayers $26K a year to maintain" about the old abandoned and vacant Oak Grove Elementary school owned by the City of Richmond's Public Schools system. Ironically this is the same vacant school building that the privately run

Manchester’s 2nd Life, Inc to Add 66 New Jobs

According to an announcement from Governor McAuliffe's office, Manchester's 2nd Life, Inc is expanding and will bring 66 new jobs to the area. "Founded in 2016, 2nd Life, Inc. currently occupies a 27,000-square-foot warehouse in the Manchester district of Richmond, just off Interstate 95. The firm repairs over 15 categories of pre-owned electronics.

Eyes to the Sky on Hull Street

Construction is really picking up at the 1200 block of Hull Street. The crane in the image was installing HVAC units on the roof of 1213 Hull Street just this morning. This particualr building was originally the Jones-Green Shoe Company in the early 1900s. It also converted to Singer sewing machine store as evidenced

Manchester Green Site Work Begins

Robin Miller and Dan Gecker's Urban Development Associates, LLC have begun their long anticipated "Manchester Green" development. The massive project consists of 22 parcels and encompasses an entire city block bordered by 12th, 13th, Bainbridge, and Porter Streets. The project follows a tidal wave of new development in the booming Manchester neighborhood. As originally

McDemo on Hull Street!

A shout out the Manchester Alliance is in order. For those who don't know, the Manchester Alliance pushed for the city to require the demolition of the old McDonalds at Hull and Commerce as a condition of the zoning approval for McDonalds to relocate across the street. Thankfully the old store

What Type of Manchester Canal Do We Want?

Richmond's Manchester Canal is a forgotten, decaying relic. With a little TLC, it could become a real asset to the neighborhood. But the question remains, what type of Manchester Canal do we want? The tale of two Manchesters goes something along the following lines... The Shiny, Happy Argument We want a clean, safe place

Manchester Sweep This Saturday

RVA Clean Sweep is doing a Manchester cleanup this Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Here are the details from their page: "We will meet at the Manchester Courthouse at 920 Hull Street. We're going to run through Manchester along Hull, Commerce, and Maury. More if we have additional volunteers. Please dress for the

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