MacArthur Avenue Enhancement Plan

MacArthur Avenue in Bellevue continues to grow as a diverse business district. Among the retailers is Once Upon A Vine, one of the premiere independent wine and beer dealers in the state; a neighborhood grocery store; Riches Stitches, which specializes in embroidered and imprinted sportswear; Stir Crazy, an intimate coffee shop; Decatur’s Garage, a full service auto repair shop; a yoga studio; and a handful of restaurants.

What they all have in common this: each business is independently owned and operated and they represent significant tax revenues for the city of Richmond.Recently, Third District City Councilman Chris Hilbert announced city plans to enhance the MacArthur Avenue business corridor.

The plans call for the installation of 15 ornamental street lights, comparable in height and design to those lining Hermitage Road. Additionally, for safety reason, the three existing Dominion power poles in the 4000 block of MacArthur Avenue would be relocated to adjacent alley ways.

Additionally, a total eight planting wells will be installed on the curbside of the sidewalk on the west side of MacArthur Avenue, facing the apartment building there. Eight large crape myrtles will be planted on this site.This enhancement plan, according to Hilbert, could begin as early as this spring.

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