With school out and a breeze blowing, Noelle Sharp, 9, takes advantage of a sunny day to
fly a kite last Friday in Byrd Park. The youngster was with her family at the park, the wide open spaces allowing for social distancing and fun.
Construction continues on the new General Assembly Building going up at Capitol Square at 9th and Broad streets in Downtown. The 15-story building that will house offices for the 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates and 40 state senators, along with committee hearing rooms, is expected to be completed in 2021. More than $300 million is being poured into the project, which includes renovation of Old City Hall that sits next door to the east and construction of a 500-car parking deck. This new legislative building was to be ready this year. However, the development hit a two-year roadblock during the tenure of former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who sought to use the project as a bargaining chip in an unsuccessful attempt to get the Republican-controlled legislature at the time to approve expansion of Medicaid. The project regained momentum in 2017 in the final year of Gov. McAuliffe’s term. Medicaid expansion was approved after Gov. McAuliffe left office in January 2018.
The marquee at the Dominion Energy Center tells the story: The theater at 6th and Grace streets is closed for concerts and shows until further notice.
Reporters listen as Mayor Levar M. Stoney warns people on Tuesday that the city will shut down parks and other outdoor spaces if people don’t stop gathering in groups to play basketball and other games or continue to congregate at the river.
Dr. Ruth I.G. Moore, 84, and congregants practice social distancing as she preaches at an outdoor service Sunday on the grounds lot of The Tower Ministries at Cowardin and Perry streets in South Side.
The cover over a fare machine at the GRTC Pulse station at City Hall reflects the company’s decision to end fare collection to enable people to have free access to stores, doctors and other critical services.
The 500 block of East Grace Street in Downtown is deserted, with similar desolate landscapes across the area as people stay home.
The Waffle House at 1309 W. Broad St. advertises it’s only offering carry-out service in obedience of Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s executive order this week allowing restaurants to offer only take-out, curbside or delivery service.
Saucer magnolias in The Fan