June 21, 2021
Investment continues in the Heart of Richmond. On Monday, June 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., residents of the Starr Neighborhood will help Richmond Parks and Recreation plant trees and flowers in Starr Park.
The call for improvements came from the Heart of the City Neighborhood Stabilization Program Advisory Committee. The program is facilitated by the Grassroots Neighborhood Coalition. Heart of the City offers 0% interest forgivable loans up to $15,000 for residents of the Starr District to help correct a house health or safety hazard. Program participants are required to take part in the landscape improvement project at Starr Park. There are 21 residents enrolled in the program.
The project is made possible by the Urban Enterprise Association, who awarded the project a $1,000 grant. Improvements include the planting of perennial flower beds and a community Christmas tree. Shade trees will be planted later this fall. The project follows recent improvements to Starr Park including a new playground.
A ribbon cutting will take place on Monday, June 28th at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Starr Neighborhood Association and is open to the public.
Community Development Coordinator
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