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City of Richmond

Richmond’s proposal includes positively enhancing the quality of life through the addition of senior housing, owner occupied rehabilitation, improved sidewalks and bike trails, as well as downtown façade, second and third story living options and downtown Wi-Fi.

As soon as Richmond was chosen, the city's mission was to focus on a few key projects, complete applications and studies, and commit matching funds for the grants that would be involved.

In spring 2013, the Richmond Common Council and Richmond Redevelopment Commission put their support behind the Stellar Communities projects as the redevelopment commission pledged up to $2.2 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Certified Technology Park funds that could be used as matching money.

The city's chosen Stellar projects included the creation of Elstro Plaza; rehabilitation of the former YMCA building into Music City Place senior apartments; pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements along East Main, Seventh and 10th streets; facade work along East Main Street; owner-occupied home rehabilitation in the Vaile neighborhood; and development of downtown living spaces.

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