Richmond VA > Public Works > Jefferson Avenue Project

Last Updated: 2018-10-25

Project Overview

This project builds on the EPA project, the Greening of Jefferson Avenue, from December 2015. The City of Richmond has allocated $500,000 in FY2019 from the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to the Department of Public Works for Phase 1, which includes survey, conceptual design of the entire corridor, public meetings, and Phase 1 landscape/streetscape, multimodal transportation, and integrated stormwater designs. Phase 1 of the Jefferson Avenue Corridor Improvement Project extends from the "M" Street intersection to the 24th street intersection (see illustration above). Subsequent phases of the project will extend the conceptual design further along Jefferson Avenue towards East Marshall Street.

This project will improve the Jefferson Avenue Corridor to promote economic activity through the inclusion of pedestrian safety, bicycle accommodations, additional greenspace, improved transit access, and stormwater runoff reduction. Ultimately, this “complete streets” approach to the project seeks to create a more livable Jefferson Avenue and further establish the Corridor as the gateway to Union Hill and Church Hill.

Design Goals

The goal of this project is to reinvent Jefferson Avenue as a street that meets the needs of the citizens of Church Hill and Union Hill, as well as all users of the corridor. To that end, Timmons Group has advanced three (3) conceptual designs, each focusing primarily on either (1) traffic calming, (2) bicycle accommodations, and (3) increased greenspace. Each of the concepts have benefits and drawbacks that impact the Jefferson Avenue corridor in various ways; at this time, there is no pre- ferred alternative. The goal is to provide the public with an opportunity to offer input on the needs of the corridor and identify which individual aspects of these conceptual designs are desired. As you offer your comments and preferences, please consider how you see/use Jefferson Avenue today and what you would like to see on the corridor in the future.

Next Steps

We need feedback on the themes to establish a more specific master plan for the comprehensive corridor improvements between "M" Street and East Marshall Street, such that future funding can be allocated to fulfill the vision as additional monies become available. A paper survey was distributed at the first public meeting held on October 23, 2018 at the East End District Center located at 701 North 25th Street. The comments and input received at the community meeting along with information received through the project’s online survey will be studied and incorporated into the final design improvements.

The survey is available online until October 31, 2018 (NOTICE: NEW Survey Deadline – November 5, 2018) . Please use the link below to complete the survey : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DG5K25V

A second public meeting will be held to present the schematic design plans and detail how the input was incorporated into the design plans.

Contact Us

Mr. Yongping Wang, Engineer II
Project Manager
City of Richmond
Department of Public Works
City Hall, Suite 603
900 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
P | 804.646.2467
E | yongping.wang@richmondgov.com

Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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