Showing posts from July, 2014

2014 Picnic Pics and Thanks

We have lots of great pictures from our annual UHCA Picnic on June 25, 2014.

Over 150 people attended!

See the full gallery of picnic photos here.

Big thanks to our neighbor, Kate Thompson of Betty Clicker Photography who recorded this wonderful evening.

Thanks to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission and the artist Jack Witt for the unveiling and dedication of "Mr Smedley", our park's larger than life bronze sculpture of the whimsical street entertainer.

Our thanks extend to the City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities for cleaning the park house and getting the facilities in tip-top shape for the event.

Last, but not least, thanks to the Friends of Jefferson Park for helping make the park look clean and green for the event, with many hours (and hands,) weeding and collecting litter.

Neighborhood Meeting Wed July 23, 2014

Our next neighbors meeting is July 23, 7pm at the Union Market, 2306 Jefferson Ave. It's open to all!
The "meeting portion" of the gathering promises to be short;  Lt Minton with a police update, several folks with local projects and plans to share and anything else you think needs to be discussed.The "social portion" promises to be friendly and fun.
August Special Meeting
On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, the UHCA will hold a special meeting at the Family Resource Center, 2405 Jefferson Avenue, at 7:00 pm.  The focus of that meeting will be to make decisions about how UHCA moves forward. 
It is hoped that you will make time for this very important meeting.
So many good things have happened this year!  Let's keep it going.

CAR Considers New Construction Guidelines

Union Hill is home to a lot of vacant lots. Most of the lots are buildable for single family or multi-family homes and apartments.  

Union Hill is a City of Richmond Old & Historic District. Thus, plans for new homes must be approved by the Commission of Architectural Review (CAR) before a building permit is issued.  

Catherine Easterling, Secretary for CAR writes:

The Commission of Architectural Review will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the offices of Odell Architects, 2700 E. Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia.
The Commission will be reviewing proposed changes to the Standards for New Construction in the Richmond Old and Historic Districts Handbook and Design Review Guidelines. Click here to see a copy of the proposed changes that the Commission will be considering at this work session.  A current copy of the Guidelines is available on the City's website: .
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