Developer Proposing Apartments at Market and Hinton Streets

Developer Thomas A. Wilkinson, III is proposing to redevelop industrial/warehouse space at the corner of Market and Hinton Streets into up to 120 conventional 1- and 2-bedroom apartments.  As an early step in the development process he has submitted a petition requesting amendment of the zoning designation from M-1 Light Industrial District to R-5 Multiple Dwelling […]

Expert Sees Need for “Change” Leadership

Mike Termini, a management expert who has analyzed citizen feedback about Petersburg, has concluded that the City is in need of “change” leadership.  Noting that there are two types of leaders — those who make change and those who sustain the status quo — Termini observed that Petersburg is a changing environment with a “sustain” […]

Battlefield Welcomes Recruits to Arrowhead Day Camp

Children will take a step back in time to learn about the life of a Civil War soldier at Petersburg National Battlefield’s upcoming 1st Annual Arrowhead Day Camp. The program is designed for children 7 to 12 years of age and three sessions will be held.

Sessions will be held on the following dates:
Camp #1 […]

Battle of Old Men and Boys Commemoration

The 144th Commemoration of the Battle of Old Men and Boys will take place on Tuesday, June 9 at 5 PM at Historic Blandford Church in Petersburg.  A 45-minute cemetery tour will begin at the Blandford Church Reception Center at 3:30 PM and will feature the personal stories of citizens of Petersburg whose lives were […]

Hearing on Proposed Historic District

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) is holding a public information hearing on May 12th at 4:30pm to discuss the proposed Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Commercial and Industrial Historic District.  The hearing will be held at Union Station at 103 River Street. 

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A detailed description of the district […]

Juneteenth Celebration Contributions Welcome

Organizers of the Fourth Annual Juneteenth Celebration hope to host a weekend of activities including walking tours of historic Pocahontas Island, a ceremony honoring the U.S. Colored Troops, reenactments, lectures, music, food, and activities for children and families.

According to Juneteenth Chairperson Treska Wilson-Smith, the planning committee would like to have a three-day event, but the […]

Ward 4 Meeting April 30 – assessments to be discussed

Councilman Brian Moore has announced that there will be a Ward Four meeting on Thursday, April 30th, at Old Towne Catering.  The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and will conclude at 9:00 PM.

The meeting is the next-to-last in a series of Ward 4 meetings that have focused on recommendations of the Berkshire Efficiency Study […]

Efforts to Save Gas Works Continue

Representatives of Columbia Gas attempted on Wednesday evening, April 15, to explain to about 25 concerned citizens why they planned to demolish the historic Gas Works building.   At one point, the NiSource environmental project manager asked, “Why would anyone want to keep a building that can’t be occupied?”

Columbia Gas provided a detailed review of their numerous efforts since 1997 to […]

“Building a Rain Barrel” Workshop

James River Soil Water District and South Centré Corridors’ Resource Conservation Development Council will hold a “Building a Rain Barrel” workshop on May 21st at Scott Memorial Park in Prince George, VA. Participants will build and take home a rain barrel.

The registration fee will be $35. 
The workshop will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm. 
For more information or […]