City leaders get update on revitalization

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - City leaders will take a closer look at revitalization efforts in some of Richmond's toughest neighborhoods on Tuesday.

The city announced a plan last year to transform public housing. The old dove court apartments were torn down a few years ago and Tuesday the city has promised we'll find out what's next for this neighborhood.

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has $75 million worth of improvements in mind and hopes to create 300 homes and a recreation area centered around a new elementary school.

The dove street corridor is just one stop on Tuesday's revitalization tour, which also includes Jackson Ward and Blackwell.

The city's hope is these revitalization projects will leave crime in the past and pave the way for future economic and community growth.

An update on what will happen at the former GRTC building on Cary Street is also expected. The RRHA is in control, acting as a holding company for the city. That site has been dubbed as one of the most valuable undeveloped sites in the city.

Richmond reporter Rachel DePompa will be with city leaders on their tour Tuesday. Look for her reports in our afternoon newscasts.

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