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The Loop

The T. Tyler Potterfield Pedestrian Bridge has brought local residents and the outside community together by connecting downtown Richmond to the Manchester neighborhood. Many people are now able to interact with the James River in a completely unique way, solidifying the river as the city's greatest asset. Who doesn't want to have

Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

Is it appropriate for corporate home builders to try to steal Richmond's timeless historical architecture and replicate it in a faux urban-suburban environment? That is the question as it pertains to urban design versus suburban lifestyle. I’m referring to a new development called GreenGate being built in Short Pump. Their business plan is to

Got Junk in Your Alley?

Got junk in your alley? Broken down street signs? Graffiti tags on buildings? Broken street lamps? If you live in Manchester, you know what I'm talking about. These issues are rampant. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of seeing mattresses, TVs, couches, any random piece of junk that you would normally see

Have You Been to Maury Cemetery?

A recent trip took me to the Maury Cemetery in Southside. The cemetery is anchored by two streets, Maury and Jefferson Davis Highway. Maury Street as you may know runs through Manchester. I'm embarassed to say it, but I did not know about this cemetery until recently. Apparently, there were a number

Blood in the Cut

This past week was an historical event that won't soon be forgotten. Like others, I've had mixed emotions because it's been a long haul not only for the national election but the local election as well. I've been fixated with a certain song from K.Flay - "Blood in the Cut". It's

Sweeten the Pot….

Transforming a neighborhood doesn't come easy. It can be overwhelming at times when all you see are a myriad of 40 ounce beer cans wrapped in that "oh so chic" shiny black plastic, along with the litter of lottery tickets strewn across the sidewalk. Unfortunately, some mini marts have a way of

Some Good-Lookin’ Cans Y’all!!!

Manchesterites - if you notice some new trash cans in your neighborhood you can thank RVA Clean Sweep and Keep Virginia Beautiful. RVA Clean Sweep received a grant this year from Keep Virginia Beautiful which made possible the purchase of trash cans for Manchester. Clean Sweep has done countless cleanups around

“It All Drains to the James” – 2016 Storm Drain Project

Back in April we announced the RVA 2016 Storm Drain Project and recently the five finalists painted their winning designs on storm drains along Tredegar Street. The project received 50+ entries which are currently on display in City Hall. The drains were painted between July 13-18.  The following storm drain pictures depict the conceptual criteria

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