The Richmond Neighborhood Community Association

Next meeting to be held on Monday Sept. 14th, 7:00PM at The Richmond Senior Center (corner of Richmond & Summer). Please spread the word!


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The RNCA (Richmond Neighborhood Community Association) will meet  with the Norwood/Summer block club on Monday, Sept. 14th, 7pm at the Richmond Summer Senior Center 

Issues discussed at July 13th's Meeting:

1. Linda Chiarenza and Deb Lombardo from West Side Neighborhood Housing Services gave a brief presentation regarding programs available to residents. They are also working with the anti-graffiti initiative. Linda also announced her retirement, we are grateful for her service.

2.Garden Walk is this weekend, 417 Gardens have signed up. Committee has asked that people refrain form having yard sales etc. during these two days.

3. 76 Norwood, neighbors complained about the upkeep of this house. Rivera's office has ordered an inspection.

4.In May of this year we received notice that the parking regulations on Richmond Avenue would be changed by the end of June. As of today it still has not happened. We were informed that the sign machine was malfunctioning and that is the reason for the delay. Residents requested either the old signs come down or Parking enforcement stop giving tickets.

5. for over two years residents and anyone who drives on Richmond avenue complain about the condition of the street from Symphony Circle to West Ferry Circle. Councilman Rivera said that the paving would take place later this summer.

6. New lighting for Richmond is scheduled for the fall between West Ferry and Colonial Circle. same light standards that were put in between Symphony and West Ferry two years ago.

7. Lights are out in the Ferry Circle and a light pole has been knocked down in the outer circle of West Ferry.

8. Children's Hospital:  RFP is going out at the end of the summer, for the redevelopment of the current Children's Hospital area, once they have moved to the Medical Campus.

9. Residents are concerned about Unilands plans to develop apartments in the Nazareth Home site between North and Summer. Increased traffic from the driveway is the reason for the concern .

10. Many residents are concerned regarding the NFTA'S decision to have the No. 12 West Utica Bus head down Richmond to West Ferry. This was a change in June with no feed back from the community. The condition of the street is bad enough with increased commercial vehicles, changing the bus route is a serious cause for concern.

11. State Senator Tim Kennedy will hold a Neighborhood Meeting on Tuesday July 28 at 6pm at the Richmond Summer Senior Center.





Please note the Canopy Of Neighbors has a new address: 805 Delaware Avenue, behind Temple Beth Zion, enter Barker St. parking lot and enter through the rear door. Canopy of Neighbors  is dedicated to help seniors remain in their own homes and provides services for their benefit. Volunteers to  drive, shovel snow, rake leaves etc. are needed. 235-8133


The Richmond Ashland National Register Historic District Initiative [RANHDI] is a community-led collaborative process that is creating awareness of our neighborhood’s boundaries and historic importance, coalescing pride of place under a brand that is attractive to current and potential home and business owners, and preparing the way for appropriate investment in homes and buildings that can be assisted with available historic rehabilitation tax credits.

To learn more about the Initiative and the benefits of listing our neighborhood in the National Register of Historic Places, including income tax credit for historic homeowners, please see


Read about Professional Baseball being played on Richmond Ave!!!


View the long term Master Plan for Richmond Avenue Development .  Click here!