Those of us hoping for a quick adoption and implementation of the much ballyhooed Riverfront Plan get to wait a little longer. Yesterday the Planning Commission decided to hold off approval until September 3rd. The two biggest sticking points were the Libby Hill viewshed and Mayo Bridge.
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I assume since you live here you think RVA is pretty nice place. Outside Magazine agrees that we are awesome and is holding a contest among the Top 10 River Cities. The winner will be featured on the cover of Outside’s October, 35th Anniversary issue. You can vote on Facebook and might even win a 5-day adventure in [...]
River City Outfitters will soon be making access to the river easier for those in the city. From RTD; That fruit will ripen on June 15 when Riverside Outfitters, which runs guided raft trips on the James River, opens an outpost on Brown’s Island that will rent bikes, sit-on-top kayaks and standup paddleboards. The ticket kiosk building, [...]
Rockett’s Red Glare is Sunday 5/27 – Colin Healy plays at 5:30, Kings of Swing start up at 6:30 and continue on through while the fireworks go off. Fireworks are expected to start at 9 p.m. Full Poster below.
Credit to Richmond.com for alerting me to the Wakeboarding event being held at Rocketts Landing. The USA Wakeboard competition — dubbed “Rocketts Big Air” — features up to 10 of the region’s top pro- and semi-pro wakeboarders showing off their wave-riding skills.
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Friends of James River Park along with The Boathouse restaurant are holding a contest to “honor those who support, enhance and champion The James River”. Prizes for the winners include: gift certificate to The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing, Friends of James River Park membership and t-shirt, a Real Richmond food tour gift certificate and a Discover [...]
The Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission will hold a meeting (Thursday, 5 January 2011 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.) regarding its work and ongoing projects in helping to preserve and present the history of slavery in Richmond. The meeting is free and open to the public and all Richmond citizens are invited and encouraged to attend. [...]
Recently the third part of a three part presentation of the Richmond Riverfront Plan was released. Public meetings were held to share this info. but not all of us could make the meeting. Fortunately we have folks like Phil Riggan who do attend the meeting and give us nice summaries on Richmond.com. Reading a summary [...]
Phill Riggan of Richmond.com has posted an excellent summary of the third and final public forum on the Richmond Riverfront Plan. There are some very interesting proposals that are being batted about. The most expensive of which is a $35.4 million plan to buy Mayo Island. Belle Isle would become a biker, climber, kayaker mecca for [...]
The 19th Annual James River Light Parade takes place Saturday. Boats will don their finest lightery and motor up the James. Locally you’ll be able to view these yuletide yachts at either Libby Hill (corner of 28th and Franklin streets) or the Intermediate Terminal Dock (Dock and Water Streets) around 6 p.m. Libby Hill will have some [...]