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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

A Leisurely Sunday Walk Through The Hood

I enjoy walking through Manchester so I can observe the massive changes taking place right in front of our eyes. It is exciting to see all the work. And it is rare to be able to watch this level of activity take place in a singe lifetime. But it is also a tale of

Legend Brewing’s Patio View Safe…At least For A little Longer

I spoke to the President of Thalhimer Realty Partners, Drew Wilshire, this past week about the multiple facets of the Reynolds South development project (more recently referred to as City View Landing), the recent sale of a portion of this project to Guy Blundon and Mark Purcell as announced in Richmond BizSense, and the resulting impacts of this

Sculpture Comes to Hull Street

I jumped out of my chair and did a happy dance when I heard that the City of Richmond is commissioning an art sculpture for Hull Street! Here is the message we received from Natalie Draper, the Branch Manager for the Hull Street Library: I thought you would be interested to know about a public

Rediscovering What We Lost: Hull Street

I know its hard to envision now, but the Hull Street shopping district used to be one of the busiest areas in all of Richmond. While Hull Street still has considerable vehicle traffic as a commuter corridor, it has lost nearly all its pedestrians who once shopped its high density retail district. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch archives,

Mayor Stoney Grabs A Shovel for Pothole Palooza

It looks like Mayor Stoney got the message during his campaign-Manchester is littered with potholes. But have no fear. According to the Mayor's recent tweets, the Department of Public Works just held a Pothole Palooza in Manchester. According to the Mayor: "Our DPW crews have repaired 994 potholes citywide using 53 tons of

Calling all Grocers

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer issued a research report entitled-Richmond at a Glance: Focus on Manchester. The report has a section entitled Calling All Grocers which rightly points out: "Manchester, despite all of the new multifamily product coming online, is still something of a “food desert” as defined by the USDA

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