Randolph West is a subdivision of Randolph in Richmond, Virginia. This website serves Randolph and surrounding areas. It is provided by the Randolph West Homeowners Association.

Bye-bye BP

Looks like Mr. Eck is at it again, and I personally applaud him for this one. Ed Eck and the West Cary Street Planning Committee have proposed a new mixed-use development at the corner of Cary Street and Meadow Street. The development would take over the property where the BP station currently stands, and would be across the street from the Lofts at Cary Place. Apparently Mr. Eck has already spoken to the owner and he is open to selling.

Richmondbizsense.com has the full story.

In my opinion, this is great news for the area, but only if the development provides affordable residential and retail space. Over priced development has started to pop up on Cary Street (Townes at Cary Place) and other areas of Richmond. I think we can all agree that today we need to provide options to everyone – not just the top 5 to 10%.

Posted: April 30th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: News, Non-Randolph, Real Estate News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bye-bye BP

Friday Cheers 2009

Friday Cheers is back, starting May 8! For the few of you who don’t know what Friday Cheers is all about – it’s a free concert series held every summer. From Venture Richmond: “The series kicks off Friday, May 8, and continues every Friday through June 26, from 6-9:30 p.m. All events are on Brown’s Island along downtown Richmond’s historic riverfront.”

No Carbon Leaf this year, but I recommend everyone go to the May 22 show to see the Zac Brown Band.

2009 Friday Cheers Lineup

Posted: April 23rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: News, Non-Randolph | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Friday Cheers 2009

Byrd Park Pedal-Boats Coming Back

If you’ve been to Byrd Park lately you’ve noticed that the boats are gone and there is construction in progress. By July 4, the boats will be back and a new building will be in place to serve up refreshments. Find out more at Richmond Magazine.

Posted: April 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: News, Non-Randolph | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Byrd Park Pedal-Boats Coming Back

Connect with Randolph

Randolph West is now on Twitter and Facebook. We’ve also set up an email list.

If you own or rent a home in Randolph West, or if you’re just a friend of the area, do the following to keep in touch and up-to-date:

  1. Join the Email List
  2. Follow us on Twitter
  3. Be a fan on Facebook
Posted: April 19th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Connect with Randolph

Byrd Park Blog

The Byrd Park area has a grassroots publication online: www.byrdpark.net

They’ve kindly welcomed our HOA website online today. See the post here.

Posted: April 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , | Comments Off on Byrd Park Blog

What Security Company Do You Use?

I know a lot of people are using ADT. What security company are you using and what do you think of them?

Posted: April 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Discussions & Questions | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on What Security Company Do You Use?

Burgalaries on the Rise!

An alert to all residents of the Randolph area! A home on Kemper Street was burgalarized recently. Apparently there was a TV stolen from the residence. If you have any more information on this incident please post it here (use the comment feature below).

I got a call earlier this week from Joe Alexander. He told me that at 2AM on Saturday morning he noticed someone on my back porch. He asked the man what he was doing, knowing the person did not belong there, and the man said something like his aunt lived at my house. Joe told the man to leave and called the police but they obviously did not arrive in time. This was obviously the man who later came back to break into the home on Kemper Street.

Thank you Joe! I could have been the one missing a TV today (or who knows what else).

What to do to prevent crime in our area:

  • Know your neighbors. You won’t know if someone suspicious is around if you don’t know who IS supposed to be there.
  • Leave front and back porch lights ON all night. We don’t have enough street lights in Randolph West (don’t get me started on that) so the more light the better.
  • Keep doors locked and blinds closed.
  • Do not put product boxes outside. If someone sees a large screen TV box outside by the trash can, they already know whats in your house they can steal.
  • Add more locks. Install additional locks beyond the standard locks to prevent people from kicking your doors in.
  • Activate your security system. Every home in Randolph West has a built in security system. Activate it and put up signs letting everyone know you have a system and you’re using it. Even if you’re not – put up a sign anyway. Every house in Randolph should have a security sign posted.
  • Get involved. Be a part of  the Homeowners Association and/or the Neighborhood Watch. Even if you’re not a homeowner, we want you to be at the meetings and communicate with everyone. Randolph West neighborhood watch contact: Tyrone – jacksoty@aol.com HOA contact: Morgan – info@randolphwesthoa.com
Posted: April 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, News | Tags: | Comments Off on Burgalaries on the Rise!