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Last Updated: 2019-05-20

Join the Conversation!   2nd COMMUNITY WORKSHOP!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby Street

The next step toward development of a Small Area Plan and implementation strategy for Shockoe will take the form of a community workshop in July. The Shockoe Alliance will hold its next community meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on July 17, 2019 at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby Street.

This meeting will include a brief presentation of public input received from approximately 200 people who participated in the first meeting in April at Main Street Station, as well as continued on-line input and survey responses. The focus of the meeting will be a workshop-style discussion around the major themes identified at the April meeting, updates on key projects in Shockoe, and development of key program elements for use in developing plan concepts. The discussion will be facilitated by community leaders, City staff, and members of the Shockoe Alliance.


Shockoe Bottom, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, was originally inhabited by Native Americans before being colonized by English settlers and later turned into the country’s second largest center for the selling and buying of enslaved Africans. To ensure a collaborative approach to initiatives of cultural and historical significance in the Shockoe Bottom area, Mayor Levar M. Stoney announced the creation of the Shockoe Alliance, a group of city staff, preservation experts and community members. The Shockoe Alliance is charged with guiding the design and implementation of concepts and recommendations for the future of Shockoe with the goal of creating an innovative space of memorialization, learning and transformation – all while protecting the area’s cultural and historic heritage.

The Department of Planning and Development Review is working with the Shockoe Alliance to create a Small Area Plan for the Shockoe Area. This plan will be the next-step in the implementation of the adopted Pulse Corridor Plan which focused on future development along the Pulse Corridor including surrounding Main Street Station. The intent is to knit together the policies and guidance embedded in the Pulse Plan, the ULI Rose Fellowship work, the Richmond 300 Master Plan, past studies and other work in progress to form a unified approach to revitalization and development.

Shockoe Small Area Plan Study Area

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The development of the Shockoe Small Area Plan will involve multiple community events, site tours, online surveys, stakeholder meetings, and public hearings.


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