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RVA Clean Sweep – Oregon Hill Monthly Clean Up

RVA Clean Sweep is an all volunteer trash clean up group that aims to help neighbors and neighborhood associations establish monthly clean ups. From the event page:

Sunday, August 2, 2015
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

We will be holding trash pickers & wearing some orange shirts!
We will be meeting on the corner of Idlewood & Cherry and covering Harrison to Belvedere.

All supplies will be provided. Please wear closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle.

Lane Closure – Belvidere Street Bridge

From City press release:

For Immediate Release
July 28, 2015
For more information, contact:
Paige Hairston – (804) 646-3659

Lane Closure – Belvidere Street Bridge
WHO: City of Richmond Department of Public Works

WHAT: Lane Closure

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29 through Friday, August 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Belvidere Street Bridge over Brook Road and CSX

BACKGROUND: There will be alternating lane closures between northbound and southbound Belvidere Street to prepare for the mill and overlay of the bridge.


Richmond2015/UCI Bicycle Race Information Meetings Schedule

From Richmond2015 email:

Richmond 2015, the organizers of the UCI Road World Championships will host a series of informational meetings to help the community “Get Race Ready”!

During these meetings the community can learn from race officials about the race routes and schedules, the traffic management plan, where to party and how they can get engaged with this once in a generation opportunity to see the best cyclists in the World race through their backyards.

The series of meetings will take place daily the first two weeks of August at various times and locations throughout the region. See below and attached for a schedule of these public meetings.

Please share this information with your customers, patrons, members, employees, etc. As well as on your webpages, social media pages, etc. to help Richmond 2015 reach those who live, work and play in the impacted areas.


Nearby Townhouse Project Update

RichmondBizsense has a new article on the new residential project in Randolph, just on the edge of Oregon Hill along South Harrison Street.


Foundations for the third and final phase of TriBeCa, a 23-unit townhome development just south of VCU whose name is an acronym for “Triangle Below Cary Street,” are being built along South Harrison Street, across from the project’s two completed phases.

Construction began at the start of this month and is expected to wrap up by mid-March, said Dave Johannas, the architect and one of two developers on the project.

Two rows of attached homes have been built on the east side of Harrison, just south of the triangle that inspired TriBeCa’s name – a vacant piece of land bordered by Harrison and Grayland and Idlewood avenues.

The first phase along Harrison was completed seven years ago, while a second cluster of homes on the Dobson Street side of the block wrapped up earlier this summer. The third phase will add a row of nine detached homes along the west side of Harrison, between Idlewood and Wallace Street.

It should be noted that there will be change in the traffic pattern near this project, with the planned Idlewood Roundabout.

Idlewood Roundabout – Schedule / Status Update

From City Transportation Engineer Michael B. Sawyer:

Mr. Woodson / CM Agelasto: I trust all is well.

Per your request, please see the schedule below for the Idlewood Roundabout construction. We are currently in the process to acquire the necessary right-of-way (ROW).

Event Estimated Completion Date
Plan Complete Aug, 2015
Right of Way Aug./Sept., 2015
Bid Advertisement Sept., 2015
Award Contract if successful bid process Dec., 2015
Start Construction Jan., 2016
Complete construction April, 2016

Canines for Clean Streams Photo Contest

From the contest’s FaceBook page:

Enter the “Canines for Clean Streams” photo contest to win gear for your dog from our great sponsors, Holiday Barn Pet Resorts and Doody Calls. Post a picture of your pet and the photo with the most likes by the end of the contest will win prizes including a $100 gift card to Doody Calls and a Holiday Barn Pet Resorts “Barn Basket” with pet toys and accessories and a certificate for a two night vacation at Holiday Barn!

In order to officially enter the contest you must take the pledge to pick up after your pet here: