The City of Richmond is currently undertaking initiatives to rezone areas of the city to fit adopted plans.
West Broad Street
On March 22, 2021, Richmond City Council passed Resolution 2021-R017 to declare a public necessity to amend the official Zoning Map of the City of Richmond to rezone areas currently zoned B-3 General Business along W. Broad Street from I-195 west to the city limits to TOD-1 Transit Oriented Nodal.
A presentation was made to the City Planning Commission on the proposal rezoning on Monday, September 20th. Please visit the City's Legistar website to listen to a recording of the presentation and view the presentation slides.
There is an upcoming virtual public meeting scheduled to present and discuss the proposed rezoning with property owners and neighboring residents. Anyone interested in this rezoning is encouraged to attend. The meeting will consist of a presentation by City staff with time for questions. The presentation slides will be posted prior to the meeting and a recording of the meeting will be posted afterwards for anyone who is not able to attend the meeting live.
Please contact Maritza Mercado Pechin at Maritza.Pechin@richmondgov.com or (804)-646-6348 with any questions or comments on this proposal.
Elimination of Minimum Parking Requirements
On May 24, 2021, Richmond City Council passed Resolution 2021-R027 to declare a public necessity to amend the City's Zoning Ordinance in order to eliminate parking space minimums.
The Department of Planning & Development is working to study the impacts of such an amendment, which would still allow for parking to be provided, but not necessarily required for new projects or uses. More information will be posted here.
Accessory Dwelling Units
On April 5, 2021, the Richmond City Planning Commission passed a Resolution of Intent to amend the Zoning Ordinance for the purpose of permitting accessory dwelling units in additional zoning districts in the city of Richmond.
More information will be posted here as that effort advances.