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Last Updated: 2017-05-09

The old Fulton Gas Works is getting a facelift! The city of Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is undertaking a project to remediate and restore the property that once produced natural gas for city streetlights, for use as a potential city building. The project site, located at 3301 Williamsburg Avenue in the Fulton neighborhood in the east-end of Richmond sandwiched between Main St/Rt. 5 and Williamsburg Rd, harkens back to the days of Richmond's industrial past.

Among other goals, the project seeks to improve the aesthetics of the neighborhood by developing the site for city usage, thereby improving the visual appeal of the surrounding area.

DPU proposes to restore Fulton Gas Works for reuse as the central location for the Gas Utility Sales and Marketing, Construction, Maintenance and Engineering sections with the intent of also attracting additional economic development and jobs.

As part of the 2016 - 2020 proposed Capital Improvement Program, this multi-phased project has an anticipated completion goal of December 2018. The first two phases involve environmental site assessments. Other phases include land planning, engineering and construction.

An Aerial Map of Fulton Gas Works.
An Aerial Map of Fulton Gas Works.

Fulton Gas Works in 1956, picture courtesy of the Library of Virginia.
Fulton Gas Works in 1956, picture courtesy of the Library of Virginia.

Fulton Gas Works in 2017.
Fulton Gas Works in 2017.

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Contact Information:

Public Utilities
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St.,
Room 115
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-4646

DPU can automatically deduct the amount of your monthly bill from your checking or savings account on the date the bill is due. Call (804) 646-4646 to request an application, then return the completed application with a voided check. DPU will set up the service with your bank at no charge to you. The form may also be downloaded online - Automatic Utility Payment Plan Agreement Authorization for Direct Deposits/Payments (ACH Debits/Credits)

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