Ever heard the saying that variety is the spice of life? Well it couldn’t be more true for housing.
Neighborhoods in bloom require a diverse mix of housing. Residents of varying ages, incomes, and lifestyle choices require different housing solutions. These options enable a neighborhood to flourish with a diverse set of
A Gateway is a means of access or entry to a place...And Manchester is deserving of a Gateway into this unique RVA neighborhood.
Gateways could be located at key locations up and down the Hull Street corridor as mentioned in an earlier article, Revival of Manchester Waterfront. The entry over The Mayo Bridge into Manchester
I always knew Manchester was great. What I didn't realize was just how inspiring it would be to see folks come together in a show of support for the community. Given the higher than expected participation, we have been able to expand the initiative beyond Hull Street, to 100 trees for Manchester! The following awesome businesses
There are an enormous number of empty tree wells in Manchester. There are currently 17 empty tree wells on Hull Street alone. And given the persistent efforts of Sam McDonald who convinced the City to cut out tree wells during its recent sidewalk repairs, 9 new tree wells have been added.
The opening image depicts a beautiful tree displayed quite prominently on the side of an old brick building in Manchester at the corner of Hull and Cowardin. In stark contrast to this image is the reality of the Hull Street corridor without the beauty of trees lining its main thoroughfare.
Have you Registered to Vote? If not, DO IT NOW. You can register online and it takes only 2 minutes.
One of our biggest challenges in Manchester is that we have lots of renters (and we love you dearly), but very few homeowners. Renters have historically registered to vote at a much lower
In recent years I’ve taken up biking as a means to keep in shape and de-stress over the weekends. My bike isn’t anything flashy, but more than anything else it harkens back to the days as a young tween pedaling through my suburban Tuscawilla neighborhood in Florida. I had a
Where you have trains, you have hobos and train jumpers. Where you have large cities, you have the homeless. And no matter how unpleasant to the eye, or inconvenient their presence might seem to some, the folks living in these conditions are human beings.
I saw a recent posting on Reddit
Folks, if you haven't tried Relay Foods, now is the time! Relay is running a special promotion for The Dogtown Dish readers. Simply click the image below or follow this link to get $20 off your purchase of $50 or more and pick up your groceries at the new Legend Brewery pickup
The flood wall along the James River provides flood protection for downtown Richmond and Manchester. This is a good thing for all of us, but along Manchester’s waterfront it’s a bit of an eyesore. A raised walkway along the flood wall is nice but it doesn’t put you close to the
Art lovers rejoice! We just received word that the much anticipated RVAStreetArt project slated for Manchester appears to be moving forward this April! That means the iconic Southern States silos will be transformed with wonderful artwork for the betterment of the entire RVA skyline.
The silos in silhouette.A blank canvas that will change in
I sat down for coffee with Lieutenant Timothy Wyatt this week. Lt. Wyatt is in charge of The Richmond Police Department’s First Precinct – Sector 112. That is no small task considering the breadth, bridges, and neighborhood diversity that comprise Sector 112.
On any given day, Lt. Wyatt can face problems in the
Local advertising agency Big River is making the move to Manchester!
Soon to be crossing the bridge and moving into the RVA Construction building on Hull Street, the advertising agency is busily preparing for their move. We thought it would be nice to welcome them to the neighborhood. Plus we thought you would like to learn a
Mayor Jones' term is due to end. We need to vote this November for Richmond's next mayor.
While it isn't certain who is definitively running yet, we thought it would be interesting to run a poll based upon some of the possible candidates who spoke to Richmond Magazine in its November 2015 feature, “Mayorology 2016".
So cast your
We have intriguing news of a neighborhood happy hour mashup involving beer, food, & groceries. Here is the word from Relay Foods...
Legend Brewing and Relay Foods are partnering to bring you the happiest of happy hours! Starting Thursday, February 18th you'll be able to grab a bite, a brew, AND
Old houses that need work challenge the new owner(s) with what path to take - pay homage to the past or go modern to keep current with the times? I'm going to highlight one particular house as an example. This isn't the end all to be all, but it will show
Please join RVA Cleansweep for their Shiver in the River Manchester cleanup. This group cleanup is part of Keep Virginia Beautiful's Shiver in the River event and will occur from 9:45-11 on Saturday, January 30th. The meeting location is across the street from the Manchester Pie Factory at 612 Hull Street, Richmond, VA.
Good news for the local crime scorecard!
The Richmond Police Department's First Precinct - Sector 112 (as shown in the map above), which contains Manchester, has seen a 28% reduction in violent crime in 2015. Property crimes have reduced by 9%.
Kudos to Lieutenant Timothy Wyatt and the entire RPD!
Hold onto your seats, but it looks like we might get a new Maury Street Roundabout along with a rework of the I-95 interchange!
The project is being considered for approval along with a whole host of other transportation projects for fiscal year 2017 funding under Virginia’s House Bill Two (HB2). The Maury
So I found the Civil War photo shown above in the Library of Congress archives. It is labeled as being a photo of: "Ruins of a paper mill with water-wheel "with a summary of "Photograph of the main eastern theater of war, fallen Richmond, April-June 1865." Further down in the description