Growing Opposition To Proposed “Laurel Street Venue” for Historic Monroe Park

This past Tuesday at the Oregon Hill Neighborhood Organization meeting there was a design presentation on a proposal for Monroe Park. The response has not been favorable and neighbors are urging concerned citizens to send comments in to Urban Design Committee about this proposal. An opposition letter from OHNA is forthcoming.

From one neighbor:

URGENT!! This Thursday morning, April 6th, the Urban Design Committee will decide on an application to replace a children’s resource center in Monroe Park with a corporate event center call “Laurel Street Venue”. They also want to destroy two more healthy mature trees in the process. Please email the UDC secretary to register your objection. There is a sample letter below you are welcome to copy. Please act NOW!!!

“Boogie Wonderland ’17”

Earth, Wind & Fire is at the Altria Theater tonight.

The band formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1969.

The band’s music contains elements of African music, Latin music, funk, soul, jazz, pop, rock, and other genres. The band is known for the dynamic sound of their horn section and the interplay between the contrasting vocals. The kalimba (African thumb piano) is played on all of the band’s albums.

Although they lost founding member Maurice White last year, the band is carrying on, spreading not just entertainment, but also inspiration.

Police Investigation On North Bank Trail, Riverside Park

This morning Richmond police converged and roped off an area on the North Bank Trail, beneath where S. Laurel ends in Riverside Park.

No information was given, but it looked like it might have been a death scene given the ambulance and numbers of investigators.

Will update as more info becomes available.

Update: Unofficial reports are that it is a death investigation but foul play is not suspected.