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This report provides a chronological historic context for the county’s historic resources. It is not a county history, but can be used to identify the resources associated with particular periods in the county’s history. The report identifies properties, areas, and collections of resources that may be eligible for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places and makes recommendations for preserving the built environment and rural landscapes that define Dinwiddie County.
The purpose of the study was to determine the feasibility of locating a hike/bike trail along the Route 5 corridor between Richmond and Williamsburg. The primary objectives of such a shared use (also referred to as multi-use) trail in the area would be to:
Offer multi-modal transportation options
Respond to the General Assembly
Promote tourism and economic development
Provide recreational opportunities
Highlight natural and cultural resources
Complement scenic qualities of the byway
Air toxics information was collected in the Hopewell, VA area from late 2006 through 2008 by the VDEQ Office of Air Quality Monitoring. The project was funded by a Community Air Toxics grant from the U. S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. The purpose of this paper is to analyze and discuss the implications of the collected air toxics information with respect to potential human health risk.
In efforts to create a community where walking and biking are integral components of our city, Mayor Dwight C Jones has created the Pedestrian, Bicycling and Trails Commission. In this report the commission looks at economic development, grants and funding opportunities to implement the changes needed to make our city more bike and pedestrian friendly. Community priorities, education and outreach, infrastructure and physical design and the accidents rates in our city for pedestrians and cyclists
The Chesterfield Countywide Comprehensive Plan, once adopted will be the official plan to achieve the goals set forth in this plan. This comprehensive plan establishes a countywide vision, guides on use of land and resources, promotes economic development, preserves established communities and much more
The purpose of the Richmond Green Infrastructure Assessment is to identify vacant parcels that could add significant value to the city's open space portfolio in the form of a green infrastructure network. This report presents the of the assessment: a potential citywide green infrastructure network and strategies that can be applied at the neighborhood scale to improve habitat, recreational access and water quality.
An economic-development study prepared for the city of Richmond calls for enhancing the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park and redeveloping the former Armstrong High School on North 31st Street into a training and education center.
In addition, the study recommends a redevelopment initiative in which the city would identify and assemble up to 200 acres for a new technology or industrial park or corridor.
The 134-page report, which has been approved by the federal Economic Development Administration and is a prerequisite for federal funding, cites the area's access and proximity to rail, Interstate 95, the Port of Richmond and land that could be made available for development.
This biannual survey is conducted for Chesterfield County by The University of Virginia's Center for Survey Research. The 2010 results of the survey show the highest satisfaction rate amongst county citizens since 1986. This survey measures how satisfied county residents are with local government, their quality of life and public safety while also taking into account strengths, opportunities and plans for improving the county.
Car-sharing is a membership-based mobility service that offers short-term vehicle rentals. Studies have shown that car-sharing can increase transportation sustainability by encouraging the use of public transit and reducing vehicle miles traveled. This thesis examines the potential for car-sharing in Richmond, Virginia through an attitude-based qualitative pilot study.
Historic cartographic sources, historical accounts, and ethnographic and archaeological data are used help reconstruct past settlement patterns and land uses that together acted to shape the changing cultural landscape of the Virginia Commonwealth University Walter and Inger Rice for Environmental Studies (Rice Center). The Rice Center is located in Charles City County along the north bank of the James River between Richmond and Williamsburg.