RRHA Remodeling Plans 2017

Tom Nash filed this request with the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority of Richmond, VA.


From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the "plans" mentioned in Agenda item No. 1 from the Board of Commissioners' regular board meeting from July 17, 2017. The minutes from this meeting are here:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Tom Nash

From: Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Dear Mr. Nash,

Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) acknowledges receipt of your FOIA request, dated September 20, 2018 received on September 24, 2018.

Upon further review of your request a response will be provided to you within 5 business days of your initial request date. Day 1 is considered the day after your request is received. The five-day period does not include weekends or holidays.

If it is not practically possible to identify, locate, or provide the records you requested within 5 business days, RRHA may require an additional 7 days to respond to your request pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-3704(B)(4).

All requests received by RRHA are handled pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, Va. Code § 2.2-3700.

Monte Gayles
FOIA Officer
Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
901 Chamberlayne Parkway
Richmond, VA 23220
Direct Line: (804) 780-3499
Email: monte.gayles@rrha.com<mailto:monte.gayles@rrha.com>

From: Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Mr. Nash,

Please find attached the document requested in your September 20, 2018 FOIA request. Attached is the agenda and background materials prepared for RRHA's June 28, 2017 Real Estate Committee Retreat.

RRHA's Real Estate and Community Development staff would like to specifically point out remarks at the bottom of the fifth page of this attachment-particularly, that much of the 2017 plan consists of "initial observations" and that "[f]ull planning and resident and community involvement are needed to help define the redevelopment products."

Real Estate and Community Development staff would also like to add to this response that RRHA's plans concerning redevelopment of its major communities remain fluid through to the present, and that there have (and may still be) substantial shifts in the anticipated funding and general direction of RRHA's redevelopment since this 2017 plan was drafted.


Cory J. Wolfe
General Counsel
Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
901 Chamberlayne Parkway
Richmond, VA 23220
Direct Line: (804) 780-4939
Email: cory.wolfe@rrha.com<mailto:cory.wolfe@rrha.com>

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From: Tom Nash

Hi Cory,

I appreciate your help with this request -- and the additional context.