Richmond’s East End is on the rise. Since BHC began its work in the neighborhood 20 years ago, much has changed. While we’re ecstatic about widespread reinvestment in the area, Church Hill’s new-found popularity comes and unintended consequence: apartment rents and home prices have risen out of reach for many of our neighbors. During this easy, mostly flat bike tour, you’ll see first-hand how BHC’s revitalization efforts have spurred reinvestment and renewed intereset in the historic community through the transformation of blighted properties, stabilization the housing market, and preservation of affordable housing for both long-time and new residents. Get a sneak peak at BHC’s latest development underconstruction as well as other community ventures creating opportunities for residents.
The tour will depart from the corner of R St. and N 28th St. at 6 p.m., and return to the Somanath Senior Apartments for a roof-top networking happy hour at 7 p.m.; light refreshments will be provided. This event is free, but registration is required. Participants are invited to park at Good Shepherd Baptist Church’s Q St. Lot between 28th and 29th St.
Thanks to our partner, Bike Walk RVA, a limited number of bikes from Richmond Rides are available for your use! At registration, if you’d like to reserve a spot for a free rental bike select RIDES; if you’ll BYOB (bring your own bike) select BYOB. You can also try your luck at snagging one of the bike share bikes from the nearby docking station. Space is limited – first come, first served!
Thanks to Our 2019 Community Tour Sponsor