Vaughn Whitney Garland 
Member since Aug 10, 2011

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Re: “Richmond Developer Steps Up His Quest to Fight Street Craters in Manchester

For the RVA Street Art Festival I will be creating a project and sculpture installation to plant hops plants in theses urban planters aka potholes. More beer for RICHMOND, especially since we cant drive down the street. And, we support our breweries Project will be called Hops for Holes. :)

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Posted by Vaughn Whitney Garland on 04/08/2016 at 10:57 AM

Re: “All Aboard?

My wife and I have been, for year, trying to persuade GRTC to add a line from our neighborhood of Woodland Heights, which sits on the river across from downtown, to VCU. GRTC has not listened.

It is really sad that I can get in my car, drive across the Lee Bridge, and be at my office within 5 minutes but to take the GRTC system it would take me 56 minutes with 2 transfers.

This does not make sense!!! Our neighborhood is full of people who work for VCU but many of us have to drive, which means we have to play the parking game all day long and clog up the streets around VCU. This is probably the same for people living in Forest Hill and the neighborhoods on the south side of the James.

Also, I have had students of mine who want to live in neighborhoods like ours but decide to stay in the Fan because of the lack of transportation. I just don't get why GRTC cannot work with Richmond citizens to make it easier to get around.

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Posted by Vaughn Whitney Garland on 08/16/2012 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Ballpark Dreams Live (And Die) On The Boulevard

We should move the diamond down to a multi-use complex in the Manchester and sit it on the James facing back into downtown. Add a new convention center/coliseum to the project and bring in the Sports Backer Stadium. I hear that the gold winning Olympic women's soccer team needs a place to call home. Just imagine if that home was Richmond. WOW, just WOW!!! Here is Megan Rapinoe on the need for a place and support. Governor Bobby McD' could take some of that extra state money and support America's future gold winning soccer teams with this project. The key is to build up the city center in Richmond and put as much as we can back into the city. What a great way to bring the city together is if we had a little piece of gold.

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/15/158887977/so…

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Posted by Vaughn Whitney Garland on 08/16/2012 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Back to the Bottom

Put a Whole Foods where the diamond is, move the new ballpark to the south side of the James in Manchester and make it a mixed use venue. You can even attach a new concert hall, basketball court, etc in order to get rid of that old convention center. You could also add tourists/historical centers like a Slave Museum to this space. Center this construction along the river and slave trail and build up that historical marker and connect them all to the trails on the south and north of the James, including canal walk and James River part center. If Richmond is an outdoor city we need to find ways of bridging both side of the river and bring all our features together. This also means opening up the old train/foot bridge from Browns Island to the Manchester rock walls. Just image if the ballpark becomes the central feature in an elaborate system of biking, running, and walking trails. All these trails lead to downtown, we just need to connect them. We need to think outside of just a place to play baseball. If we build something like this think about all the potential it could have.

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Posted by Vaughn Whitney Garland on 08/08/2012 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Art of the Tease: Three Questions for Dolli Holiday

What about finding an old Richmond Theater to fix up? I know this would be a project that would need more funding than one would want to think about but Richmond needs a theater that is truly progressive and it would save some amazing places from falling apart. What about the old theater on North 25th? http://chpn.net/news/2011/02/25/under-the-…

Posted by Vaughn Whitney Garland on 08/10/2011 at 12:10 PM

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