Here’s a great post from RVAFoodie about a new restaurant going in at Parkwood and Addison. He suggests that more is needed than just a restaurant to bring greater cohesion to these two neighborhoods, but he also outlines how development like this can be a small step toward responsible urban renewal.
But I’d just like to see the city step up and act responsibly toward it’s neighborhoods, its would-be thoroughfares, and its fledgling businesses, regardless of the demographics. Of course, input on this matter needs to come form the neighborhoods, and not just potential customers of the new businesses. This “foodie” lives at one end of that footbridge. I’d like to hear from folks on both sides as well as a the 5th District Councilperson.