Tuesday was the 5th anniversary of the Virginia earthquake, and this Thursday is another meeting of the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA).
Open to the public~
VA Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA) Board Meeting
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10:00 am
VCU East Engineering Hall, Room E3218
401 W. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23284
Pine Street neighbor Stephenie Harrington is planning a large volunteer effort for September- with the help of Richmond Community Tool Bank and her employer, Dominion-
Valentine Museum-sponsored walking tour of the neighborhood takes place this Sunday from 2 to 4 pm.
From FaceBook event page:
Oregon Hill originated as a grouping of residences for workers from the Tredegar Iron Works and survives today as a tight-knit working class enclave that has continued to thrive with remarkable cohesion. Learn about its history and newer developments. Meet at Laurel and Idlewood streets.
$15 per person
$5 for Valentine Members
Cash or check.
On street parking.
This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city’s past, present and future.
There is a planned protest in Richmond by Service Employees International Union on Saturday, August 13 (click for Washington Post article).
From Richmond police:
The following locations will be closed for the event planned Saturday between the hours of 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
W. Franklin Street between Belvidere and N. Lombardy St.
Monument Ave between N. Lombardy and S. Meadow Street.
All side streets at these location wil also be closed.
No Parking will be enforced on Franklin St and Monument Ave. N. Allen Ave will also be enforced as well as the 1600-1800 Blk of W.Broad St & 1000 Blk. W. Grace St. Between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please pay close attention to the No Parking Signs during this day. We are trying to prevent vehicles/personal property from possibly be damaged.
Transom Auction will be conducting an auction sale of 516 S. Pine Street on August 18.
Their website includes details about the sale, including this description:
Great Investment Opportunity! Located in the heart of trendy Oregon Hill and just down the block from restaurants Mama Zu and L’Opossum. Easy walk to VCU and Belle Isle. This quaint building has everything an investor could want – 100% occupancy – (4) one bedroom/one bath apartments as well as (4) separately leased garages. Extra large lot with fenced backyard, expansive covered front porch as well as first and second floor rear porches accessible by each unit.
Rare 4-plex on Oregon Hill with 4 garages
Current occupancy 100%
4 new hot water tanks 2014
Huge lot with potential to add additional units (subject to city approval)
Annualized gross rents nearly $35,000/year ($2,896 per month)
Cherry Street neighbor Jimmy Blackford announced an Oregon Hill neighborhood cleanup for Saturday, August 6th, coordinated with the help of RVA Clean Sweep.
From the FaceBook event page:
Can You Join Us for Oregon Hill Alley Cleanup? Sat., Aug 6 8am-10am. Meet at Pleasants Park (401 S Laurel St – corner of S laurel & Albemarle St.). All are invited, whether or not you live in Oregon Hill. . . . . You Can Choose One of Two Tasks: 1) A simple litter pickup thru the neighborhood 2) Going thru the alleys throwing furniture/large refuse into a city garbage truck. Either job & you’ll improve our neighborhood immensely. Please wear closed-toe shoes. We’ll supply grabbers, trash bags, gloves & drinking water. (sponsored by RVA Clean Sweep & Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association).
There is also a MeetUp.com page for the event.