City Planning Commission to finalize green alley, consider other East End-related ordinances

Issues include improvements, construction, a green alley and a roundabout.

The City Planning Commission has just released the agenda for their meeting on June 2. The first three items deal with issues in the East End. You can click the links to read more about the proposed topic:

UDC No. 2014-18 – Final Location, Character and Extent review of a green alley connecting T and S Streets between N. 26th and N. 27th Streets.

According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials, green alleys “use sustainable materials, pervious pavements, and effective drainage to create an inviting public space for people to walk, play, and interact.”

And according to the Timmons Group website, Richmond’s Green Alley project is modeled after Chicago’s.

You can read more about Richmond’s sustainability efforts here.

Ord. No. 2014-119 – To declare that a public necessity exists and to authorize the acquisition of certain fee simple interests and permanent easements on the parcels of real property located on 26th Street and 27th Street between S Street and T Street for the purpose of constructing an alley running between S Street and T Street in the block bounded by 26th Street, T Street, 27th Street and S Street.

ORD. 2014-120 – To authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to accept funds in the amount of $501,190 from the Virginia Department of Transportation and to appropriate the increase to the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Capital Budget by increasing estimated revenues and the amount appropriated to the Department of Public Works’ TEA-21 Safety Improvements project in the Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance category by $501,190 for the purpose of funding the 25th Street and Nine Mile Road Roundabout project at 25th Street and Nine Mile Road.

You can see the full agenda via .pdf here. The meeting will take place on June 2 at 1:30 PM on the 5th Floor Conference Room of City Hall.

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