Kanawha Plaza starts its makeover

Work begins on the ignored park.

RVA – Plaza Progress

Work has started but there was this article in the RTD over the weekend that points out that there are still a few major issues to work out.

In their haste to remake the downtown eyesore before Richmond is thrust into the international spotlight, city officials commenced the roughly $6 million donor-subsidized project before securing enough contributions to cover the costs.

But as Dwight Snead Construction Co. drills down on the 2.8-acre urban park above the Downtown Expressway, officials say they are working to court corporate backers — many of which have offices adjacent to the plaza.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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