Advisory Council Meetings
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The Advisory Council will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. The location of the meetings will change throughout the year to various locations throughout the city. The meeting dates for 2018 are as follows: March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12.
All Advisory Council Meetings are open to the public.
April 11, 2018 Meeting Materials
The April 11, 2018 meeting will be 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. in the basement auditorium of the Main Library, 101 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219. After the meeting, members of the Advisory Council are invited to Wong Gonzalez (412 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219) for refreshments and networking. The public is welcome to attend.
- April 11, 2018 Meeting Agenda Uploaded on April 6, 2018
- Notes from the March 14, 2018 Meeting Uploaded on April 6, 2018
- Advisory Council Bylaws: These are the same exact bylaws presented at the January 11, 2018 meeting. Uploaded on January 5, 2018
- Draft Communications, Engagement and Consensus Plan: This document outlines the process for creating the city-wide Master Plan update. Uploaded on April 6, 2018
- Draft Process Diagram One-Pager: This one page document contains a simple graphics showing the process for creating the city-wide Master Plan update. Uploaded on April 6, 2018
March 14, 2018 Meeting Materials
The March 14, 2018 meeting will be 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. at 205 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 (Storefront for Community Design).
- March 14, 2018 Meeting Agenda Uploaded on March 7, 2018
- Notes from the January 11, 2018 Meeting Uploaded on March 7, 2018
- 2018 Meeting Dates Uploaded on March 7, 2018
- Parking Study Presentation: This is the same exact presentation that was given to the City Planning Commission on February 20, 2018. Uploaded on March 1, 2018
- Parking Study Flyer Uploaded on March 1, 2018
- Draft Insights Report Uploaded on March 7, 2018
- Draft Insights Report Comment Form: Use this excel form to track your comments on the Draft Insights Report. Email the completed form to email@example.com by March 28, 2018. Uploaded on March 7, 2018
The Advisory Council did not meet in February 2018.
January 11, 2018 Meeting Materials
The first meeting of the Advisory Council was held on January 11, 2018 at 4 P.M. at Studio Two Three (3300 W. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23230). All Advisory Council meetings are open to the public.
- January 11, 2018 Meeting Agenda Uploaded on January 5, 2018
- Advisory Council Composition Uploaded on January 5, 2018
- Advisory Council Bylaws Uploaded on January 5, 2018
- January 11, 2018 Presentation Presentation of an overview of the Master Plan purpose, update process, and initial data analysis. Uploaded on January 11, 2018
Information on the Creation of the Advisory Council
Advisory Council Members
Initial Analysis (August 2017)
This two-page document contains data summarizing the the early applicants’ city council district, age, race, and area of expertise.
Application: The Advisory Team application is closed. The team has been selected (see list above). The application materials are provided here for reference. Uploaded on July 16, 2017
Richmond 300 Documents
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The Insights Report provides background data on various topics related to developing a city-wide Master Plan. It is intended to be short and written in plain English with clear graphics.
Draft Insights Report The Richmond 300 team accepted comments on the draft report through March 28, 2018. The comments are posted below. Uploaded March 7, 2017
Draft Insights Report - Comments Received: These comments were submitted to the Richmond 300 email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Richmond 300 team is working on addressing these comments as well as comments received during the March 14, 2018 meeting of the Advisory Council. Uploaded April 6, 2018
The City has hired DESMAN to develop a Parking Study for seven areas of the City. Below you will find documents related to the creation of this study.
- Intro Flyer: This 2-page flyer has background information about the Parking Study. Uploaded on March 1, 2018
- February 20 Planning Commission Presentation: This presentation was given at the City Planning Commission on February 20, 2018. It provides a detailed summary of the process that DESMAN will follow to develop the Parking Study. Uploaded on March 1, 2018
- Study Areas: These maps show the seven areas that the Parking Study will analyze. Uploaded on March 1, 2018
- Parking Study RFP: The original RFP that was issued on March 26, 2017 seeking contractors to bid on the work. Issued on March 26, 2017
- 2009 Downtown Parking Plan: This plan developed in 2009 is a draft plan that was never officially adopted by the City. Uploaded on March 1 2018
The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) at Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy (VCU) authored two background reports in support of Richmond 300:
- Land Use, Housing, and Demographic Analysis: This report summarizes Census data showing how Richmond has changed overtime. The report also presents an analysis of six historic commercial areas in Richmond and states how many more median-income households would be needed in the neighborhood to support a neighborhood grocery store. On October 2, 2017, this presentation was given to the City Planning Commission as a summary of the report. Uploaded on November 6, 2017
- Urban Design Typologies: This report categories Richmond land area by urban design typologies and also presents a short history of the development of Richmond. On November 6, 2017, this presentation was given to the City Planning commission as a summary of the report. Uploaded on November 6, 2017
Note, the Richmond 300 team is will be updating the process document throughout the Master Plan update.
Draft Communications, Engagement and Consensus Plan: This document outlines the process for creating the city-wide Master Plan update. Uploaded on April 6, 2018
Draft Process and Engagement Plan (July 2017): NOTE: This document is an OLD version of the process plan. Please refer to the Communications, Engagement, and Consensus Plan (uploaded on April 6, 2018) - see link above. This 17-page document outlines the general process and engagement strategy the City will utilize to develop Richmond 300 - including descriptions of the 4-phase process and the project team. This process and engagement strategy may change as the plan develops to respond to topics that emerge. Uploaded on July 16, 2017.
Past Announcements and Flyers
Background Flyer (November 2017): This flyer outlines the key information about Richmond 300 and how to get engaged in the process. Uploaded on November 17, 2017
Background Flyer (July 2017): This flyer outlines the key information about Richmond 300 and how to get engaged in the process. Uploaded on July 16, 2017
Launch Event Media Advisory (July 2017): Uploaded on July 16, 2017
Launch Event Invitation (July 2017): Uploaded on July 16, 2017
Richmond 300 In The News
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Launch Event Coverage
Articles about the Richmond 300 Launch Event hosted on July 18, 2017 at 10AM on the Observation Deck of City Hall.
Update to Richmond's Master Plan Underway for the City's 300th Anniversary: Article from Style Weekly by Jackie Kruszweski
Mayor Stoney launches ‘Richmond 300’ plan for 20 years in the future: Article from WRIC (ABC Channel 8) by Catherine Shelor
Mayor Stoney launches city’s Master Plan; calls for your engagement: Article from WTRV (CBS Channel 6) by Alix Bryan
Mayor launches 'Richmond 300' initiative to handle city's growth: Article from WWBT (NBC Channel 12) by the NBC12 Newsroom
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The City of Richmond and other entities have authored numerous studies and plans that we will be referencing during the Richmond 300 process. We will be listing these plans below. In the future, check back to this site for links to other plans.
Other City's Plans
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Cities across the nation are updating their master plans or have recently completed their master plan update. Here are few for you to review and learn from: