It started with a few tents, a place for people without homes to get in out of Richmond’s winter weather. At least it was dry, and with some blankets and enough clothing, it was bearable. And as the number of tents and homeless people grew, it was safer than trying to find a place to sleep alone outside.
Braving chilly weather, scores of people gathered this evening on the steps of Richmond City Hall to show their opposition to the so-called Navy Hill project, a massive downtown development scheme headed by Dominion Energy Chairman, President and CEO Thomas F. Farrell II.
DEFENDERS’ SACRED GROUND HISTORICAL RECLAMATION PROJECT RESPONDS TO MAYOR STONEY’S ATTEMPT TO LEASE A SACRED GROUND SITE IN SHOCKOE BOTTOM TO H. LOUIS SALOMONSKY
On Sept. 19, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a story with the headline “Stoney seeks to lease to a developer a Shockoe Bottom parking lot that could sit atop slavery site.” In response to this development, the Defenders’ Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project wrote the following statement.
The first of a developing tsunami of public housing evictions are now sweeping through Creighton Court, home to hundreds of low-income, mostly African-American families in Richmond’s East End.
It was the end of September when the fences and barbed wire went up around Abner Clay Park, the 4-acre green space in the heart of Jackson Ward. That came as a surprise to at least one of the organizations that serves free meals there.
The developer hoping to revamp a 10-block area of downtown Richmond, has said the project will include “affordable housing,” as well as a new event venue to replace the aging Coliseum. An Aug. 19 investigative report by VPM asked some questions about the meaning of the word “affordable” – and we did some math.
Union Hill is a small, rural, unincorporated community in Buckingham County, about an hour-and-a-half drive west of Richmond. Of all the places in Virginia, why has Dominion Energy targeted this community for the controversial compressor station it says it needs for its Atlantic Coast Pipeline?