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City introduces “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” Project with Pop-Up Park in Scott’s Addition

Posted May 6, 2024

~ The public is invited to attend the community block party Saturday, May 11 from noon to 5 p.m. ~

RICHMOND, VA – The Office of Equitable Transit and Mobility (OETM), a division within the Department of Public Works (DPW) is set to introduce a Richmond Connects, Lighter Quicker Cheaper (LQC) Project with the temporary creation of a Pop-Up Park in Scott’s Addition this Wednesday, May 8. The park will be located along Cutshaw Avenue between Wayne and Sheppard streets. It will be an extension of the current West Broad Street Green/Pollinator Park and aims to create a larger space for residents to recreate, improve pedestrian safety, and test improvements to safety, security, and climate. It will be open through May 22 to provide the community with a demonstration of what the park could look like if it’s permanently expanded.

The public is invited to attend a community block party this Saturday, May 11 from noon until 5 p.m. to see and experience the park, learn more about the LQC concept, speak with city staff and community businesses, enjoy music and food trucks.

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The following departments and organizations collaborated to bring this project to fruition: DPW, OETM, Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, Office of Sustainability, Planning and Development Review, RVA Tool Bank and the Greater Scott’s Addition Association.

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The City of Richmond Department of Public Works (DPW) is one of only 195 currently accredited public works agencies in the United States. DPW’s portfolio comprises a wide array of services to include leaf collection; street, sidewalk and alley maintenance; trash collection; recycling; grass cutting; graffiti removal; parking enforcement; urban forestry; street signs; traffic signals and pavement markings and civil engineering. In addition, DPW maintains upkeep on most city buildings; issues permits for working in the city’s right-of-way; manages the RVA Bike Share program and maintains the fleet of city vehicles. DPW’s operating budget comes from the general fund of the City of Richmond.  For more information about DPW services, click here or call 3-1-1

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