Panel Urges ‘Shared Vision’ for Shockoe Bottom’s Development

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An effort to breathe new economic life into parts of Shockoe Bottom while acknowledging its history as a slave-trade hub is getting some advice from other cities that have faced similar challenges.

A team of city planners, developers and consultants from such metros as New Orleans, Chicago and Pittsburgh converged on Richmond last week to observe and offer suggestions for a “shared vision for Shockoe Bottom” that would help guide development and invigorate the neighborhood as a destination area.

Richmond is one of four cities this year receiving land-planning assistance from The Rose Center for Public Leadership, a joint program of the National League of Cities and Urban Land Institute. The three other cities –Columbus, Ohio; Salt Lake City; and Tucson, Arizona – were also represented on the team……read the full article.

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