National Experts to Brainstorm Shockoe Bottom Revitalization

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This article was originally posted by NBC12 – Richmond. To read the rest of the article, click here.

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney is bringing in a group of national experts to help devise a plan to reinvigorate Shockoe Bottom.

Members of the Rose Center for Public Leadership, operated by the National League of Cities and the Urban Land Institute, are visiting Richmond this week to volunteer their services in creating a “shared vision” for the Bottom.

Stoney was one of four mayors chosen across the country by the Urban Land Institute for an opportunity to use the group. The world-renowned team of urban planners are touring Shockoe Bottom, surveying the area’s history and talking to community members and business owners.

Shockoe Bottom has seen development in recent years, with the renovation of the historic Main Street Station and an effort to create a more fitting memorial and museum for the Lumpkin’s Jail or Devil’s Half Acre site, which was once the nation’s second-largest slave-holding facility……read the full article.

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