GreenCity, a casino RFP, and a project to replace the Diamond loom as the fate of retailers, restaurants and office space hangs on COVID.
The planned park and museum would encompass the African American Burial Ground and Devil’s Half Acre sites, which straddle Broad Street.
Referred to as “Upper Magnolia,” the land is north of Magnolia Green and near other fast-growing developments such as Foxcreek, Hallsley and Cosby Village.
A zoning code amendment allows developments to be built further back from Jefferson Davis Highway, in addition to decreased balcony requirements.
A museum is allowed to hold more events, Chesterfield adds $75 million to its spending plan, and Henrico launches a webpage for the “GreenCity” development.
The update to the city’s 20-year master plan is lacking in some respects, critics said, and the council will consider changes in January.
The nearly 250-page document is meant to guide growth through the city’s tricentennial in 2037.
A local housing nonprofit proposes two developments in Chesterfield, and the Richmond City Council considers adoption of an updated master plan.
Dominion Realty Partners wants to build a mix of apartments and for-sale townhomes next to Dominion Energy’s operations center.
Potential building heights of 20 stories or more have been opposed by neighborhood associations, which prefer a 12-story limit.