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No Need to Worry about the Potential Impact of Richmond Rail (Unless You Liked Your House)

Remember how Metro’s Richmond light-rail line was going to fit into the neighborhood so easily that residents wouldn’t even notice? It turns out some residents won’t notice because they’ll be moving out.

KHOU got its hands on Metro’s documents outlining the potential impact of building the line down Richmond. As we read the chart, up to 132 properties will be affected just along the Wesleyan to Main Street section of the proposed line. Twenty-three of those properties will involve “Full Property Acquisitions with Relocation.”

Next week begins a round of public hearings on the plan. The first is Monday, August 13 at the Greenway Plaza Holiday Inn from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The next day there’s a hearing at the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, 3826 Wheeler Ave, also from 5 to 7 p.m. – Richard Connelly

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