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    State Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, speaks at the Richmond Marriott Tuesday night after winning a special election for the 4th District seat in Congress.

      Although senators and delegates get most of the ink during a General Assembly session, the steady stream of visitors to the state Capitol in Richmond is a constant reminder of the 8.7 million Virginians whom lawmakers are there to serve.

      Richmond is getting 1.5 acres at the northern end of North Seventh Street that city officials say might someday be part of a trail linking the Shockoe Hill Burying Ground Historic District and the historic sites in a future Enslaved African Heritage Campus in Shockoe Bottom.


      Five developers have said they’re interested in Richmond’s plans to redevelop its downtown City Center Innovation District, where city officials hope to see a mixed-use complex of commercial and residential buildings.

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