Decades ago, zoning ordinances focused on the separation of land uses with myriad unintended and negative consequences, including long commutes, overcrowded highways, and an eroding urban tax base. Today, that focus has shifted to the creation of “places”— pedestrian-friendly locations that combine residential, commercial, and retail uses and encourage repeat visits.
Cities all over the country have taken note that they possess certain inherent advantages difficult or impossible to duplicate in the suburbs, such as placement near major transportation hubs, a large and diverse labor pool, and local markets with substantial purchasing power. Mixed-use development capitalizes on these advantages and helps municipalities manage growth more cost effectively.
That’s why Richmond has targeted key areas for redevelopment many of which are ideal for revitalization efforts emphasizing a mixed-use approach. Our mission is to guide the process by clearing away unnecessary hurdles to development while protecting the best interests of the community.
Richmond Redevelopment Areas Map (1.4MB)