Shockoe Bottom’s Slavery History is Big Focus for Revitalization Experts

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This article was originally posted by CBS6 – Richmond. To read the rest of the article, click here.

RICHMOND, Va. — A panel of experts from across the nation presented their recommendations for how Mayor Levar Stoney can revitalize the Shockoe Bottom area.

Stoney was one of four mayors across the country chosen by The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities and the Urban Land Institute, to advise the city on implementing a shared vision for their chosen district.

Stoney chose Shockoe Bottom: a 129-acre district located just east of downtown along the James River dotted with incomplete construction projects and unfilled storefronts.

The panel of 12 shared their observations to a room inside the Main Street Station Thursday morning after studying the area for several days……read the full article.

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