RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 - Richmond, VA 23219 - www.council.richmondva.gov
COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS ADVISORY
IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO BE FORWARDED AND SHARED
Friday, June 22, 2012
Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson to hold community discussion meeting on Dove Court Pre-Construction
All Highland Park Neighborhood, Barton Heights Neighborhood and Former Dove Court Residents are invited and encouraged to attend
WHAT The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Gateway 6th District, will hold a community discussion meeting on Dove Court Pre-Construction. This meeting is free and open to the public and all Highland Park Neighborhood, Barton Heights Neighborhood and Former Dove Court Residents are invited and encouraged to attend.
This meeting represents a continued commitment and continuation of dozens of neighborhood and community meetings that Councilwoman Robertson has led, hosted, assisted and attended over the years on behalf of the important community redevelopment of the Dove Street area.
Phase One construction is slated to begin within the next 30 days and will consist of 80 apartments and $15 million in investment, followed with 48 apartments and $12 million in investment. Private development investment will be $82 million. The overall project will include a new public school, Community Service Center, the Eastcoast Cannon Creek Bike Trail connector and up to 140 homes for sale.
WHEN Wednesday, June 27, 2012
WHERE Richmond Public Schools
Overby-Sheppard Elementary School - Cafeteria
2300 First Avenue
WHO The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Gateway 6th District
CONTACT For more information, please contact Cybelle O’Sullivan-McDaniels, Richmond City Council, Gateway 6th District, at 804.646.7964 (office) or cybelle.o’firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ellenrobertson.com (website)
Once the location of Dove Court, a public housing complex, operated by the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA), plans for the area include building new mixed-income rental and for-sale housing on the former Dove Court site.
Representing a project area of approximately 50 acres, the site is located between the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike and 1st Avenue and adjacent to the Barton Heights, Green Park and Highland Park neighborhoods, encompasses the site of the former Dove Court public housing development, the site of the former Carrington Gardens/Northridge Apartments, the Dove Street Park, the Virginia National Guard Armory site, private property acquired by RRHA northwest of the Amory and the Richmond Public Schools Overby-Sheppard Elementary School.
The project is expected to create an integrated, mixed-income community filled with increased educational, economic, and recreational resources.
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