City scales back Tredegar Green amphitheater plan

Posted at 10:29 AM, Mar 18, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. ( – After more than a year of wrangling at city hall, organizers of a popular downtown music festival got the green light to build a new venue.

Venture Richmond can begin construction on proposed amphitheater on Tredegar Green after the city’s planning commission Monday approved a scaled-back plan for a new venue to host the group’s Richmond Folk Festival main stage.

The amphitheater site takes up 4.5 acres of land bounded by Second and Tredegar streets to the north and south, and Belvidere and the Second Street Connector to the west and east. The planned project has stirred up debate over the past months about its potential effects on the neighboring Oregon Hill neighborhood and the Kanawha Canal that bisects the site.

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