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I thought we could use a thread just for Park developments, the riverfront, and green spaces (ie, the sugar pad, kanawha plaza, Tpot bridge, etc..). Didn't know if we already have one, if so I'll figure out how to delete this and bring up the old one (just let me know). 

To start here's the latest news on the sugar pad area:

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/article_21ac26b6-2ada-5a9b-8f4d-233419f2ac2b.html

Three different concepts. 

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10 hours ago, Marcus Squires said:

does anyone have the plan for the south side community center on old warwick rd ?

I wasn't able to find a news article or quick summary on it, but here is the call for construction bids and there are PDF's with the plans:

http://richmondvaprocurementconstructionbids.blogspot.com/2016/04/ifb-k160021245-southside-community.html

http://www.richmondgov.com/procurement/documents/bids/CB_K160021245_Southside_Com_Gym_Plans.pdf

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So I didn't know these things had names, but I saw a bunch when I was in Seattle recently and they're pretty cool. Streateries and Parklets; I think these might be good for Carytown, maybe the CBD and Broad street as it improves. thoughts?

http://dogtowndish.com/2016/08/07/poll-want-see-streateries-parklets-rva/

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Those things are all over Montreal. I was there in May and loved them. They do a lot right on the street where a car would be parked, which is why I immediately assumed it would never happen in Richmond, people would never give up a parking spot for this. However something on the sidewalk would work. I like them.

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2 hours ago, tparkerzut said:

Those things are all over Montreal. I was there in May and loved them. They do a lot right on the street where a car would be parked, which is why I immediately assumed it would never happen in Richmond, people would never give up a parking spot for this. However something on the sidewalk would work. I like them.

Yeah there would be a revolt over parking, but there are some wide spots in the sidewalks where we could totally do something like this around town

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Having watched the progress, I would say they'll be done in a month if they're not building the stage area.  All that is left is laying pavers in the big semi-circle, refinishing the concrete in the fountain, erecting two shelter-like structures, and plantings.  

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4 hours ago, tparkerzut said:

The bus barn redevelopment is moving along as well. No pictures, but the new buildings on the south side of the project at Grayland and Robinson have started. They aren't wasting anytime on this project. 

I'm also realizing that I put this in the parks and rec one and not developments. Oops, if anyone knows how to move posts that would be great!

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On August 5, 2016 at 9:13 AM, drayrichmond said:

I wasn't able to find a news article or quick summary on it, but here is the call for construction bids and there are PDF's with the plans:

http://richmondvaprocurementconstructionbids.blogspot.com/2016/04/ifb-k160021245-southside-community.html

http://www.richmondgov.com/procurement/documents/bids/CB_K160021245_Southside_Com_Gym_Plans.pdf

I was talking to my council women and she told me that they are working to put in nature trails, a pool, and converting the other parts of the complex into a community center with other amenities but I can not find those specs anywhere but what you found is a start thank you for your time - Marcus Squires 

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Saw a blurb in this month's Richmond magazine confirming that $3 million of the $6 million Kanawha project is being deferred.  However, I walked around the unfinished park last night and was blown away by the scale of it.  The amount of green space is tremendous and could really change the whole character of downtown. 

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36 minutes ago, jbjust said:

Saw a blurb in this month's Richmond magazine confirming that $3 million of the $6 million Kanawha project is being deferred.  However, I walked around the unfinished park last night and was blown away by the scale of it.  The amount of green space is tremendous and could really change the whole character of downtown. 

Too dark for pics??:D

Time to start thinking of programming now that additional funding for capital costs have been pushed back. A recent trip to Boston had me stumble upon this little gem in the Seaport District. Would love to see seasonal programming like this at the plaza; check it out for yourself: The Lawn on D. Would be great to see Venture Richmond/Cap One/WestRock/Dominion/Suntrust/etc sponsor it.

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