Richmond master plan to shape equitable development
Virginia – To achieve its vision for the next 20 years, the city of Richmond is planning to direct development in specific areas guided by its new master plan, “Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth.”
Richmond 300 – City Center plan rendering
To begin implementing the plan, the city intends to re-write its zoning ordinances to encourage equitable growth through a Draft City Center Small Plan as well as new regulations affecting the areas of Greater Scott’s Addition.
In addition, Richmond 300 will focus on improvements to public transit options in the Pulse corridor that serves the Science Museum, Allison Street, and two universities.
The City Center Small Area Plan outlines a strategy for redeveloping vacant and under-utilized parcels in Downtown Richmond, which are predominantly city-owned.
A primary next step to reach the city’s goals for the Greater Scott’s Addition is to rezone the area. This area is comprised mostly of light industrial and heavy industrial zoning. The City Planning Commission will hold a hearing on June 21 to consider an ordinance that amends the zoning map for the Greater Scott’s Addition.
The Science Museum, Allison, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Union University Pulse Stations are priority stations identified in the Pulse Corridor Plan. Commissioners will consider rezoning that area at their June 21 meeting.