This is an ongoing issue. We on the block are puzzled by the fact that this house is condemned and has been posted so several time, even the door boarded up only to have the owner defy the city and occupy a house not coded for occupancy. We understand from real estate agents that there are no less than 17 different liens against the property and the bank locked the owner out of the house but again, they remain in it? Now the city is helping to bring it up to code? She had/has insurance money to fix it so why is the city (or ANY organization) paying the bill to fix something the owner could have done themselves? And is not even supposed to be in the house?
300-304 North 21st Street Richmond, Virginia - Church Hill
The lights at the two intersections of Jefferson/Marshall/21st and 21st and Broad are timed such that northbound traffic on 21st at Broad cannot turn left (no turn arrow) due to the green light release from southbound 21st at Jefferson being roughly 15 seconds ahead of the 21st/Broad light. At rush hour this is a heavily used intersection, and often only one or two cars can get through per each light cycle.
The root of the tree in the city tree well has broken the bricks in the sidewalk in front of my house. I stepped on these loose bricks this past Saturday and Quite literally broke my foot. I would rather nobody else be injured as a result of these unsafe and displaced sidewalk bricks.
Sidewalk on odd side of 300-400 block had been reported over 6 years ago and still not fixed but seeing sidewalks in the area not needing it being replaced. Dangerous and bricks almost out of holes on entire block.
2800-2930 East Main Street Richmond, Virginia - Church Hill
The grass at some areas in Libby Hill Park is over 5 feet high. (Yes, feet, not inches.) In other areas, it seems some attempt at mowing has been made, but the grass was way too high before that, so now there are just big slippery clumps of grass everywhere. Also, the mow-job was not thorough, so there are many random clumps of tall grass in the middle of the "mowed" parts. If a private homeowner kept their land this way, they would be fined, no doubt. So why doesn't the city maintain its lots?