Fire Department Survey – Please Complete as 2nd District

From Steven Hall Jr., lieutenant for the City of Richmond Fire Department:

I am writing today to ask for your help improving YOUR City of Richmond Fire Department. You are receiving this email because you are listed as the point of contact for your civic/community/neighborhood association and an advocate for your community and the City of Richmond.

Like you, I am a resident of the City of Richmond. As a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer candidate, I am conducting research that will help the City of Richmond Fire Department better understand and meet the expectations of our citizens. Below you will find a link to a short survey that will help our leadership better understand your expectations and how we can improve our service to you.

Feel free to forward this survey as we would like to hear from as many of our citizens as possible.

Take the survey


Hard Hat Happy Hour at Handcraft

Richmond BizSense had an amazing end-of-the-year event, capping out a successful year of Hard Hat Happy Hours! This quarterly event series brought a sold-out crowd to the HandCraft building at 1501 Roseneath Road, one of the most eye-catching redevelopment projects in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood.

Owners and brothers Jay, Keith and Jeff Nichols are in the midst of getting the 87,000-square-foot, former industrial cleaning facility ready for its next chapter with a lineup of tenants that thus far includes Vasen Brewing, Fahrenheit Group, Evatran and 510 Architects.

Wednesday’s attendees got face time with the Nichols family, along with Divaris Real Estate’s Read Goode, who’s hustled to fill the building with an interesting tenant mix.

Several Hard Hat Happy Hour sponsors helped give this series plenty of momentum going into 2017: Sands Anderson, Keiter, TowneBank, Timmons Group, Safe Harbor Title, S.B. Cox, Postbellum, RJ Smith Companies, Kathy Corbet Interiors and Colliers International. Hard Hat Happy Hours will be back next year, stay tuned to Richmond BizSense.


See full photo album by photographer Tom Veazey at Richmond BizSense

Have you joined or renewed your SABA membership?

Have you joined (or renewed) your Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association membership, yet? Now’s the time to join our burgeoning neighborhood association! Whether you’re a business in or resident of the neighborhood, there’s something for everyone who calls Scott’s Addition home.

For just $150 a year for a business or $25 per year for a resident, you’ll receive access to members-only socials, inside information on the neighborhood and the development thereof, and any perks – click below to join!  become a member overlay

Click here to join or to learn all about the perks of being a member! We love Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association and we want to keep growing our amazing neighborhood, and we want you to be a part of it. We look forward to seeing you at our next general meeting!

Second “Gather” co-working space opened in Scott’s Addition

Richmond Times-Dispatch announced a new co-working space is open in Scott’s Addition

Three years ago, Doug and Polly White had never heard of a co-working space. But this week, they opened a second such space called Gather in Scott’s Addition.Gather Co-Working Space in Scott's Addition

Co-working spaces are places for small-business owners and entrepreneurs to collaborate and share ideas. They are designed for people who might otherwise work alone at home or in an office but want a sense of community. The spaces have become increasingly popular as more people move away from traditional office settings.

The Whites, who are joined in the enterprise by three other people, opened the first Gather in 2014 at 409 E. Main St. The Whites and their co-owners sell memberships that provide businesses with access to private offices, conference rooms and other amenities.

The Scott’s Addition location has 16,000 square feet of co-working space, compared with 13,000 at the downtown location. More than 40 offices have been rented so far at the new location, Polly White said. Memberships, which give workers access to both locations, include access to conference rooms, a gym, Wi-Fi and coffee. Read the rest of the article, here


Thank you Tree Stewards, of Scott’s Addition

Scott’s Addition Tree Canopy Campaign has been a success since the beginning of neighborhood engagement – and this weekend was no exception. Louise Seals reports that we had a great turnout this for tree planting. On this past, cold Saturday morning, 3 flowering Crabapples and 3 Princeton elms were planted, as part of our Community Roots tree give-aways. Lee Stewart (kneeling behind the tree, in the green ball cap, in the first photo), says that we have planted about 100 trees, in the last few years. Tree Stewards and Tree Planting in Scott's Addition

Many thanks to all who came out this weekend to help green Scott’s Addition! Special thanks to Steward JoLee Kenney (in safety vest, in the first photo) and Lee Stewart for all their work to make this happen. Shout out to Peter Girardi of True Timber (kneeling 3rd from left) for helping unload all the trees Friday morning, housing the elms overnight and then bringing them to the planting site Saturday morning. We are especially grateful to our community volunteers, and to Steward Trainees Sara Sanderlin and Judy Rurak (next to JoLess Kenney).



Tree Stewards in Scott's Addition January 2017



The “re-treeing” of this formerly industrial area is exciting. Engaged citizens can accomplish a lot – and Scott’s Addition is one engaged community.

Trees, Valuable Trees – in Scott’s Addition!!

WHY should Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association plant more trees in the city of Richmond? For lots of reasons – read, below, for the short list. But before we tell you all of the GREAT reasons to plant trees in Scott’s Addition, we want to tell you that besides the tree planting on January 28, we had another 25 trees planted by Richmond’s city contractor. We are greening Scott’s Addition, like crazy!! Our Tree Stewards and volunteers couldn’t be happier. Neither could our neighbors! This particular planting happened as part of a State Grant we were preliminary awarded, late 2016. The 25 trees  planted (on the map, below) were part of the 2016 Virginia Trees for Clean Water Program.

2016 Virginia Trees for Clean Water Program's 25 trees in Scott's Addition

2016 Virginia Trees for Clean Water Program’s 25 trees in Scott’s Addition!

  • 2016 Virginia Trees for Clean Water Program's 25 trees in Scott's Addition

    Here is some new babies trying to fight their way through this cold snap, in Richmond! These trees were planted in January 2017.

    Why worry about planting trees in the concrete jungle?

  • Trees provide oxygen –  one acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people.
  • Trees combat climate change – trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air.
  • Trees clean the air – trees absorb odors and pollutants (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
  • Trees cool the streets and the city – trees cool the city by up to 10°F, by providing shade and breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves.
  • Trees help prevent water pollution – trees reduce runoff by breaking rainfall and when mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies.
  • Trees reduce violence – Neighborhoods and homes that are barren have shown to have a greater incidence of violence in and out of the home than their greener counterparts. Trees and landscaping help to reduce the level of fear.
  • Trees bring diverse groups of people together – look at the neighborhood engagement that Scott’s Addition has had because of cleanup and tree planting! All cultures, ages, and genders have an important role to play at a tree planting event.
  • Trees block things – trees can mask unsightly views and muffle sounds – creating an eye-soothing canopy of green. Trees absorb dust and wind and reduce glare.
  • Trees increase property values – The beauty of a well-planted street and neighborhood can raise property values by as much as 15 percent. For that we are grateful, in Scott’s Addition!
  • Trees increase business traffic – studies show that the more trees and landscaping a business district has, the more business will flow in. A tree-lined street will also slow traffic – enough to allow the drivers to look at the store fronts instead of whizzing by.
  • The best reason to plant trees, as far as we know is to bring this neighborhood together, for a common cause. We love Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association and so do all of our tree planters. What’s not to love?